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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 »

UPDATE:  Colombian Narcos Made Us Do It Say European Women Arrested in Peru with Kilos of Coke

UPDATE:  Colombian Narcos Made Us Do It Say European Women Arrested in Peru with Kilos of Coke

Perú is one of the cocaine-producing heavyweights of the world. The question is: did Melissa Reid and Michaella McCollum become two more victims of the system? Or knowingly contribute to it? Reid and McCollum, from Scotland and Northern Ireland, respectively, were detained at a Lima airport August 6 after security discovered around 24 pounds of cocaine in their luggage. continue reading »

What Happens When You Don’t Honor Peru’s Flag?

What Happens When You Don’t Honor Peru’s Flag?

Ruth Flores displayed her Peruvian flag at her Lima home with pride during the month of July. But there's a catch: for at least part of that time, she had to. That's because a Peruvian law, instituted in 1939, requires all establishments, continue reading »

Missing Irish Woman Arrested in Peru with 5 Kilos of Cocaine

Missing Irish Woman Arrested in Peru with 5 Kilos of Cocaine

An Irishwoman reported missing by her family was arrested by drug enforcement agents at Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport, Peruvian police said Sunday. continue reading »

California Doctors, Nurses Headed to Peru to Provide Free Care

California Doctors, Nurses Headed to Peru to Provide Free Care

Close to 100 California medical professionals and volunteers are going on a humanitarian mission to Huacho, Peru. "We hope to care for between 8,000 and 10,000 people" continue reading »

1,300 Year-Old Pre-Incan Feathered Shield Discovered in Peru Temple

1,300 Year-Old Pre-Incan Feathered Shield Discovered in Peru Temple

University of California, Berkeley archaeologists have discovered a Moche shield in a sealed portion of the ancient painted temples of Pañamarca, Peru dating back some 1,300 years. continue reading »

Yacht Used by Ernest Hemingway is Restored in Peru

Yacht Used by Ernest Hemingway is Restored in Peru

The yacht famed American novelist Ernest Hemingway used off Peru's northern coast has been restored in a bid to raise awareness about the importance of marine conservation. continue reading »

New Bird Species Found in Andes Region of Peru

New Bird Species Found in Andes Region of Peru

Ornithologists and bird enthusiast are celebrating the discovery of a song-filled new bird species found in the Andes region of central Peru. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Peru on Your 192nd Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Peru on Your 192nd Year of Independence

Peru is celebrating today to commemorate its 191st-year of independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for over 350 years as they decimated the Inca Empire, introduced smallpox and raided the country’s gold reserves. The fight for independence started in 1818 with Jose de San Martin seizing partial control of Lima and declaring partial independent in 1821. Then Simon Bolivar came to Peru to assist San Martin and liberated the entire country from Spanish rule. continue reading »

Peru’s Largest Prison Holds Independence Parade

Peru’s Largest Prison Holds Independence Parade

Some 2,000 inmates at Peru's largest prison took part in a parade to mark the Andean nation's July 28-29 independence holiday. Around a dozen battalions of prisoners clad in the colors of the Peruvian flag filed past the warden and other officials of Lurigancho penitentiary, a hulking complex on the outskirts of Lima. continue reading »

STUDY:  Best Latin American Countries for Female Entrepreneurs

STUDY:  Best Latin American Countries for Female Entrepreneurs

Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and Uruguay provide the best environments for female entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the Women’s Entrepreneurial VentureScope continue reading »