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Peruvian Bus Plunges Into Ravine, Killing 52

Peruvian Bus Plunges Into Ravine, Killing 52

At least 52 people died when a bus full of passengers plunged into a ravine in the southern Peruvian region of Cuzco, local authorities said Saturday. continue reading »

Telefonica to Offer 4G Service in Peru

Telefonica to Offer 4G Service in Peru

Spanish giant Telefonica SA said it signed a 20-year contract with the Peruvian government to provide 4G broadband Internet service in the Andean nation. continue reading »

Bus Plunges into 260 Ft Deep Ravine, At Least 19 Die

Bus Plunges into 260 Ft Deep Ravine, At Least 19 Die

At least 19 people died Sunday in a road accident in the Andean Huancavelica region in southern Peru when a bus went off the highway and plunged into a ravine 80 meters (260 feet) deep, according to a preliminary police report. continue reading »

Same-Sex Civil Union Bill Causing Controversy in Peru

Same-Sex Civil Union Bill Causing Controversy in Peru

A bill that would allow Peruvians to enter into same-sex civil unions has sparked controversy in the Andean nation, where it is staunchly opposed by conservative politicians and the Catholic Church. continue reading »

Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa Calls New Novel “Optimistic”

Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa Calls New Novel “Optimistic”

Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa said his latest novel, "El heroe discreto," reflects on the growth and consolidation of democracy in Peru, making the work his "most optimistic" so far. continue reading »

6.9 Earthquake Rattles Peru, Injuring 6

6.9 Earthquake Rattles Peru, Injuring 6

The magnitude-6.9 earthquake that struck the southern Peruvian region of Arequipa left six people injured, President Ollanta Humala said Wednesday, announcing his immediate return to the Andean nation to deal with the situation. continue reading »

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 »