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Meow! Centuries Old Peru Festival Under Attack for Serving Cat Meat

Meow! Centuries Old Peru Festival Under Attack for Serving Cat Meat

Animal rights activists are protesting the consumption of cat meat at this past weekend's century-old Santa Efigenia Festival in La Quebrada, Peru. continue reading »

Coca Cultivation in Peru Dropped 3.4 Percent Last Year

Coca Cultivation in Peru Dropped 3.4 Percent Last Year

The extent of coca cultivation in Peru fell by 3.4 percent last year to 60,400 hectares (about 151,000 acres), according to a joint Peruvian-U.N. report released here Tuesday. continue reading »

Peruvian Fashion Designer Luis Carlos Machicao to be First US Hispanic at Paris Fashion Week

Peruvian Fashion Designer Luis Carlos Machicao to be First US Hispanic at Paris Fashion Week

Peruvian fashion designer Luis Carlos Machicao is an example of the success a Hispanic can achieve, not only in the United States but at a global level in the competitive international fashion industry. On Sept 28, Machicao will take part for the first time in Paris Fashion Week, showing 17 outfits from his Spring 2014 collection, while also presenting his fragrances for women and men. continue reading »

Passenger Vans Collide in Peru Leaving 12 Dead, 15 Injured

Passenger Vans Collide in Peru Leaving 12 Dead, 15 Injured

Two trucks loaded with passengers collided on a road in southern Peru on Sunday killing 12 people and injuring 15, local and police authorities reported. continue reading »

Peru to Advance Climate Change Program with 25 Million Loan

Peru to Advance Climate Change Program with 25 Million Loan

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan of $25 million to help Peru consolidate its climate change program. The programmatic loan will support policy for the reduction of Greenhouse gas emissions, the reduction of vulnerabilities and adaptation to the effects of climate change. continue reading »

Zac Efron Mobbed in Peru, First Sighting Since Drug Rehab Revelation (VIDEO)

Zac Efron Mobbed in Peru, First Sighting Since Drug Rehab Revelation (VIDEO)

Actor Zac Efron was spotted in a Peru airport earlier this week, the first sighting since news of several drug rehab stints were revealed. The former “High School Musical” star caused a pandemonium at the airport. continue reading »

Brazilian, Peruvian Police Bust Drug Labs on Border

Brazilian, Peruvian Police Bust Drug Labs on Border

Brazilian and Peruvian police have launched a joint operation to destroy cocaine labs in the region of their shared border, Brazil's Justice Ministry said Friday. continue reading »

Peru Declares 60-Day State of Emergency as Ubinas Volcano Continues to Erupt (VIDEO)

Peru Declares 60-Day State of Emergency as Ubinas Volcano Continues to Erupt (VIDEO)

Peru’s Ubinas volcano continues to erupt, more than seven times since the beginning of September, prompting a 60-day state of emergency for the affected areas. Explosions have sent plumes of smoke as high as 6 feet above the volcano’s crater. continue reading »

REPORT: Peru Number One Source for Counterfeit U.S. Money

REPORT: Peru Number One Source for Counterfeit U.S. Money

Peru has just surpassed Colombia as the number one counterfeiter of U.S. currency in the world. continue reading »

Top 10 Latin American Restaurants According to “World’s 50 Best” Organization

Top 10 Latin American Restaurants According to “World’s 50 Best” Organization

Recently, the World's 50 Best organization announced Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants in Lima, Peru. The list is internationally recognized as the most credible indicator of the best places to eat on Earth and is the trusted arbiter of what matters in global cuisine. continue reading »

What Are These Curious Structures Discovered in Peruvian Amazon?

What Are These Curious Structures Discovered in Peruvian Amazon?

Mysterious little structures found in the Peruvian Amazon are stumping some of the top scientists in the world. Troy Alexander, a graduate student at Georgia Tech, first spotted the structure on June 7 on a blue tarp near the Tambopata Research Center, in southeastern Peru. continue reading »

Drones Patrolling Peru Protecting Its Cultural Treasures

Drones Patrolling Peru Protecting Its Cultural Treasures

Perú is known around the world for its cultural treasures like Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. Now, the preservation of such sites is getting a boost from an unlikely source: drones. continue reading »

Winter Weather Causes Complete Darkness in Lima (PHOTOS)

Winter Weather Causes Complete Darkness in Lima (PHOTOS)

During the winter months, Lima is often plagued by complete darkness due to the dark gray clouds and fog that cover the city. Unfortunately, this year has brought particularly bad weather to the Peruvian capital. continue reading »

PERU: Confrontation at Sugar Refinery Leaves 1 Dead

PERU: Confrontation at Sugar Refinery Leaves 1 Dead

One person was killed in a confrontation between employees and agents of the court-appointed administrators of a bankrupt sugar refinery in northern Peru, President Ollanta Humala said Monday. continue reading »

Man Injured by Landmine at Peruvian-Chile Border

Man Injured by Landmine at Peruvian-Chile Border

A Peruvian man was wounded when he stepped on a landmine while trying to enter Chile without authorization, the Peruvian Foreign Ministry said. continue reading »