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Five dead as torrential rains and flooding batter Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 28, 2017 Leave a comment

Five dead as torrential rains and flooding batter Peru

Peru’s government has declared a state of emergency in various provinces throughout the country which saw torrential rains, landslides and floods. Cabinet chief Fernando Zavala declared the state of emergency  Full Article »

Peru sends aid, aims to rebuild region hit by earthquake
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Aug 22, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru sends aid, aims to rebuild region hit by earthquake

Peru scrambles to distribute aid in the wake of an earthquake which left thousands homeless and cut off access to a region dependent on tourism. Peru’s government declared a state  Full Article »

American killed in southern Peru earthquake
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 15, 2016 Leave a comment

American killed in southern Peru earthquake

At least four people including an American tourist were killed in an earthquake in Peru’s southern state of Arequipa on Sunday night. The 5.4-magnitude quake struck four miles from the  Full Article »

Peru steelmaker closes plant, cites dumping from China
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 27, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru steelmaker closes plant, cites dumping from China

Peru steelmaker Aceros Arequipa announced it will close its plant in Arequipa due to its inability to compete with cheap steel imports from China. The company said in a statement  Full Article »

Harsh winter kills over 100 throughout southern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 22, 2016 Leave a comment

Harsh winter kills over 100 throughout southern Peru

At least 105 have died and thousands of children have suffered respiratory illnesses in the harshest winter to hit southern Peru in years. On May 20 the government declared a  Full Article »

Mining protests flare up during Peru’s election season
Posted by Colin Post on May 12, 2016 Leave a comment

Mining protests flare up during Peru’s election season

Thousands of protesters marched in Peru’s southern states of Puno and Arequipa following developments on local mining issues. The protests in Puno’s city of Juliaca and Arequipa’s Islay province come  Full Article »

Peru’s copper production grows 41% in January
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 3, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s copper production grows 41% in January

Production at Peru’s copper mines in January increased 40.6% over the same month in 2015. Led by Cusco’s Constancia and Junin’s Toromocho mines, Peru produced 157,328 tons of copper in  Full Article »

Five killed as El Niño rains batter regions throughout Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 1, 2016 Leave a comment

Five killed as El Niño rains batter regions throughout Peru

Heavy rains attributed to the El Niño climate phenomenon have destroyed infrastructure throughout Peru and paralyzed a key highway serving Lima. While the current El Niño is not the extraordinary  Full Article »

El Niño droughts affect harvests in southern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 21, 2016 1 comment

El Niño droughts affect harvests in southern Peru

A lack of rain throughout southern Peru will devastate this year’s harvests of crops including onion, garlic, olives and rice. The 2016 El Niño climate phenomenon which experts feared would  Full Article »

Arequipa club wins Peru’s soccer league championship
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 17, 2015 Leave a comment

Arequipa club wins Peru’s soccer league championship

The Arequipa-based FBC Melgar defeated Lima club, Sporting Cristal, 3-2 last night to win the 2015 Peruvian soccer league championship. The championship is FBC Melgar’s first in 34 years and  Full Article »