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Bill Gates Angers Many In Peru After Saying Other Countries are More in Need

Bill Gates Angers Many In Peru After Saying Other Countries are More in Need

Microsoft founder Bill Gates recently made a number of people angry when he stated that aid agencies should be concentrating on the poorest countries in the world, not those like Peru continue reading »

Bono’s First Visit to Peru

Bono’s First Visit to Peru

Alongside his family and personal security, U2 lead singer, Bono, is enjoying a trip to Peru. This is the first time the singer has visited the South American country. continue reading »

U.S. Tourists Warned of Potential Kidnapping Threat in Iquitos, Peru

U.S. Tourists Warned of Potential Kidnapping Threat in Iquitos, Peru

The U.S. Embassy warns U.S. citizens of a potential kidnapping threat in the Iquitos area. The Embassy has received information that members of criminal organizations may be planning to kidnap foreigners in the Iquitos region. continue reading »

Peru’s Uncontacted Amazon Tribes Exploited as ‘Human Safaris’ Says Survival International

Peru’s Uncontacted Amazon Tribes Exploited as ‘Human Safaris’ Says Survival International

Peru’s uncontacted Mashco-Piro tribe is facing the very real threat of being exploited by ‘human safaris’, according to British newspaper, The Observer. continue reading »

Peru and Chile Worry Flooding Will Detonate Landmines on Roads

Peru and Chile Worry Flooding Will Detonate Landmines on Roads

Chilean and Peruvian officials are worrying about the recent heavy rainfall that is causing landmines to travel to more populated areas as they are being swept away by the water and mud caused by flooding rivers. continue reading »

Last of the 17 Peru Prison Escapees Caught

Last of the 17 Peru Prison Escapees Caught

Police captured the last two prisoners still at large from a group of 17 who escaped last weekend from Challapalca prison in southern Peru, the Interior Ministry announced Thursday in a communique. continue reading »

17 Peru Inmates Escape and Allegedly Take the Guards as Their Hostages

17 Peru Inmates Escape and Allegedly Take the Guards as Their Hostages

At least 17 prisoners escaped Sunday morning from the Challapalca prison, in Peru's Puno region, after allegedly taking some of their guards hostage, the head of the National Penitentiary Institute, Jose Perez, said. continue reading »

Leader of Shining Path Guerrillas Captured in Peru

Leader of Shining Path Guerrillas Captured in Peru

"Comrade Artemio," one of the leaders of the remnants of Peru's Shining Path guerrilla group, was captured on Sunday, Defense Minister Alberto Otarola said. continue reading »

Plane Crash in Peru Kills Two Air Force Officers

Plane Crash in Peru Kills Two Air Force Officers

Two Peruvian air force officers died Friday when their small aircraft crashed at a base in Pisco province, north of Lima, the military said. The accident occurred at 1:20 p.m., the police chief in the continue reading »

Boa Hanging On a Fence in Downtown Lima, Peru Frightens Pedestrians (VIDEO)

Boa Hanging On a Fence in Downtown Lima, Peru Frightens Pedestrians (VIDEO)

A boa appeared in the “Rayito del Sol” beltway near the capital of Lima, which caused a great scare to many of the pedestrians passing by the busy street. continue reading »

‘Parasitic’ Fetus found in 3 Year-Old Peruvian Boy’s Stomach (VIDEO)

‘Parasitic’ Fetus found in 3 Year-Old Peruvian Boy’s Stomach (VIDEO)

In the city of Chiclayo, a ‘parasitic’ fetus was extracted from the stomach of Isbac Pacunda, originally from the nearby Amazon region of Peru. continue reading »

Peruvian President Says Earthquake Caused “No Irreparable Losses”

Peruvian President Says Earthquake Caused “No Irreparable Losses”

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala visited Tuesday the southern city of Ica and said that "there are no irreparable losses" from the magnitude-6.2 earthquake that struck the area the day before. continue reading »

119 Injured in Peru from 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake

119 Injured in Peru from 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake

The magnitude-6.2 earthquake that struck southern Peru's Ica region early Monday left 119 people injured and damaged 16 homes, authorities said. continue reading »

Fire at Peru Rehab Center Leaves at Least 26 Dead

Fire at Peru Rehab Center Leaves at Least 26 Dead

A fire that erupted Saturday at a center for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in the Peruvian capital killed at least 26 people, volunteer firefighters said. continue reading »

Peruvian Vice President Omar Chehade Resigns

Peruvian Vice President Omar Chehade Resigns

Peruvian Vice President Omar Chehade resigned Tuesday due to corruption charges. However, Chehade kept his congressional seat. The resignation came just ahead of a vote on recommending moving forward with impeachment proceedings against him. continue reading »