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Peru to Provide 2M People with Electricity Via Solar Panels

Peru to Provide 2M People with Electricity Via Solar Panels

The National Photovoltaic Household Electrification Program will benefit more than 2 million people in Peru, Energy and Mining Minister Jorge Merino said. The program will provide electricity to poor households using solar panels, Merino said. continue reading »

NFL Coach Teaches Faith, Football to Peruvian Kids

NFL Coach Teaches Faith, Football to Peruvian Kids

Jim Harbaugh, coach of the San Francisco 49ers, recently completed a one-week mission trip to Piura, Peru, where he taught poor children about their Catholic faith and American football. continue reading »

Vandalism Destroys 5,000 Year-Old Pyramid in Peru

Vandalism Destroys 5,000 Year-Old Pyramid in Peru

The 5,000 year-old El Paraiso pyramid survived the test of time but did not survive an apparent lands rights feud in Peru. continue reading »

Drag Queen Beauty Pageant Ends with Fight (VIDEO)

Drag Queen Beauty Pageant Ends with Fight (VIDEO)

A full out brawl erupted at the 2013 Miss Gay San Juan drag queen competition in Peru last week. After the wrong winner was reportedly announced, continue reading »

1,200-Year-Old Untouched Pre-Incan Royal Tomb Discovered in Peru

1,200-Year-Old Untouched Pre-Incan Royal Tomb Discovered in Peru

Peruvian archaeologists along with researchers from National Geographic have announced the unprecedented discovery of a 1,200-year-old undisturbed royal tomb believed to belong to the elusive Wari civilization. continue reading »

Most Popular Tourist Attractions According to TripAdvisor in Hispanic America

Most Popular Tourist Attractions According to TripAdvisor in Hispanic America

TripAdvisor users have voted for the top 25 landmarks in the world for 2013. The top Travelers' Choice landmark was located in Latin America and the 25th most popular was Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy. continue reading »

Death Toll of Peruvian Bus Accident Climbs to 35

Death Toll of Peruvian Bus Accident Climbs to 35

The Peruvian Attorney General's Office confirmed Thursday that the death toll when a bus plunged into a river in the central jungle has risen to 35. continue reading »

Bus Plunges Into River Killing 30, 9 Still Missing in Peru

Bus Plunges Into River Killing 30, 9 Still Missing in Peru

At least 30 people died and nine are missing after a bus plunged into a river in Peru's central jungle province of Chanchamayo, local police said Wednesday. continue reading »

Lost Seabirds Get Help in Peru

Lost Seabirds Get Help in Peru

A number of seabirds reportedly find their way to the shores of Lima, Peru each year, but veterinarians and zoologists are worried these birds may have trouble getting back home. continue reading »

U.S., Peru Agree to Promote Growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

U.S., Peru Agree to Promote Growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

The week, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson and Foreign Minister Eda Rivas signed the U.S.-Peru Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Promoting Growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). continue reading »

Aerobics Routine by Peruvian Inmates Sets Guinness World Record

Aerobics Routine by Peruvian Inmates Sets Guinness World Record

Around 1,180 inmates at Lurigancho prison, Peru's largest, danced and exercised non-stop for three hours to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest group of people taking part in a "full body" aerobics workout routine. continue reading »

Peruvian Drug War Gets Assistance From U.S.

Peruvian Drug War Gets Assistance From U.S.

Peru's war on drugs will improve in quality and quantity thanks to the support of the United States, the Andean nation's leader, Ollanta Humala, said here Tuesday after a White House meeting with President Barack Obama. continue reading »

Shining Path Guerrilla Leader Sentenced to Life in Prison in Peru

Shining Path Guerrilla Leader Sentenced to Life in Prison in Peru

A court sentenced the last of Peru's original Shining Path guerrilla leaders, Florindo Flores Hala, known as "Comrade Artemio," to life in prison. continue reading »

No Pardon For Former Peru President Fujimoi Says Current President Humala

No Pardon For Former Peru President Fujimoi Says Current President Humala

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala denied Friday a humanitarian pardon for former head of state Alberto Fujimori on the recommendation of the panel that reviews such requests, the justice minister told a press conference. continue reading »

Justin Bieber to Tour in Latin America - Venezuela, Peru Not on List

Justin Bieber to Tour in Latin America - Venezuela, Peru Not on List

The dates and locations for Justin Bieber's upcoming "Believe" tour in Latin America were released this week, but it seems one country in particular was left off. According to the dates, the Biebs will not be making a stop in Venezuela, Peru, and Urugua continue reading »