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Peru Receives $13 Million to Fight Child Labor from U.S. Labor Dept.

Peru Receives $13 Million to Fight Child Labor from U.S. Labor Dept.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs has awarded a $13 million cooperative agreement to nongovernmental organization Desarrollo y Autogestión to combat exploitative child labor in Peru. continue reading »

American Held in Peru: Lori Berenson Arrives in U.S. to Spend Holidays With Family

American Held in Peru: Lori Berenson Arrives in U.S. to Spend Holidays With Family

American Lori Berenson, who has been held in Peru since being arrested in 1995, arrived in New Jersey Tuesday to spend the holidays with her family and introduce many of them to her two-year-old son. continue reading »

Peru to Allow Lori Berenson to Spend Holidays in the U.S.

Peru to Allow Lori Berenson to Spend Holidays in the U.S.

Lori Berenson, an American who is on parole after serving most of a 20-year prison sentence for aiding leftist rebels, was given permission Monday by the Peruvian immigration service to travel to the United States. continue reading »

UPDATE:  American Lori Berenson Forbidden to Leave Peru to Travel to U.S. for Christmas

UPDATE:  American Lori Berenson Forbidden to Leave Peru to Travel to U.S. for Christmas

A Peruvian court has given paroled American Lori Berenson permission to travel to the United States with her toddler son to spend the holidays with her family, her attorney and estranged husband said."She's traveling for family reasons to be with her parents" in New York, Anibal Apari, the Peruvian father of 2 1/2-year-old Salvador, told Efe Friday in a phone interview. continue reading »

Trade Pact with Peru Rejected by Mexico

Trade Pact with Peru Rejected by Mexico

The Mexican Senate's Trade and Industrial Development Committee has voted down a bilateral trade treaty with Peru. The panel rejected the trade accord by a vote of 7-5 with the argument that continue reading »

Yale Returns Machu Picchu Relics Excavated in 1911 Back to Perú

Yale Returns Machu Picchu Relics Excavated in 1911 Back to Perú

177 skeletons will arrive to a Machu Picchu Museum later on today, as part of the second shipment of relics that Yale University is returning to Peru. continue reading »

iTunes Store Opens in Latin America

iTunes Store Opens in Latin America

Yesterday, Latin American iTunes Store users could only download apps for their Apple devices; today, they can purchase music, movies, TV shows and more! At midnight this morning, the iTune continue reading »

Peru to Spend $25 Million on Early Education Projects

Peru to Spend $25 Million on Early Education Projects

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan to Peru for $25 million for an early education project that will foster safe schools continue reading »

Marc Anthony Threatens to Quit “Q’Viva” After Fight With J Lo

Marc Anthony Threatens to Quit “Q’Viva” After Fight With J Lo

Marc Anthony refused to travel to Perú and Chile to host “Q’Viva” with Jlo, after the former couple querreled about Jlo’s new flame, Casper Smart. continue reading »

Calle 13 Booed In Perú After Confrontation With the Audience (VIDEO)

Calle 13 Booed In Perú After Confrontation With the Audience (VIDEO)

After arriving at 2 am to a show scheduled for 9 pm, Calle 13 leader René “Residente” Pérez confronted the Peruvian crowd with a litany of political excuses. continue reading »

Jennifer Lopez in Peru for Her Talent TV Show “Q’Viva! The Chosen”

Jennifer Lopez in Peru for Her Talent TV Show “Q’Viva! The Chosen”

Singer Jennifer Lopez arrived in Lima on the weekend to tape part of her television program "Q'Viva! The Chosen," which she is producing with her ex-husband, salsa singer Marc Anthony, and which seeks to discover Latino musical talent. continue reading »

1 Dead, 20 Injured in Protest Against Peru Prison Expansion

1 Dead, 20 Injured in Protest Against Peru Prison Expansion

Clashes between Peruvian police and protesters opposed to the expansion of a prison south of this capital left one dead and 20 injured, local media reported. continue reading »

U.S. Billionaire Ira Rennert is Latin America’s Biggest Polluter

U.S. Billionaire Ira Rennert is Latin America’s Biggest Polluter

A call from an archbishop in Peru sent a public health expert to test the area surrounding La Orayo, a factory town in the Andes mountains of Peru. The expert’s findings were frightening and have since gotten the owner of the nearby refinery in hot water. continue reading »

Infamous Murder Suspect Joran Van Der Sloot Sues Perú Govt, Vicitm’s Dad

Infamous Murder Suspect Joran Van Der Sloot Sues Perú Govt, Vicitm’s Dad

Murder suspect Joran Van Der Sloot claims his human rights were violated when the Chilean government extradited him to Perú. He seeks $10M. continue reading »

Mexico’s Mariachi Music Deemed One of the World’s Cultural Treasures

Mexico’s Mariachi Music Deemed One of the World’s Cultural Treasures

Twelve elements, ranging from rice planting rituals in Japan to Mexico''s mariachi music to a horseback-riding tradition in France, were added to the United Nations-backed list of the continue reading »