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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 »

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 »