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New documentary showcases different side of Peru’s cocaine valley
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Mar 25, 2017 Leave a comment

New documentary showcases different side of Peru’s cocaine valley

The short film, “Racing in Cocaine Valley,” showcases the bizarre sport of rickshaw racing popular in the VRAEM region of Peru’s eastern jungles. A deadly sport in the dangerous VRAEM region  Full Article »

Another deadly holiday season on Peru’s roads
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 30, 2016 Leave a comment

Another deadly holiday season on Peru’s roads

Dozens of people were killed during holiday travels on Peru’s dangerous rural highways. At least 46 people died in fatal car and bus accidents around Peru since Dec. 20. Almost  Full Article »

Peru sentences 16 former soldiers for 1985 massacre
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 2, 2016 1 comment

Peru sentences 16 former soldiers for 1985 massacre

A court in Peru sentenced 16 former soldiers for the 1985 massacre of 69 people in Ayacucho during the armed conflict with the Shining Path. The sentences ranging from 10  Full Article »

Peru’s military kills key Shining Path commander
Posted by Colin Post on May 21, 2016 1 comment

Peru’s military kills key Shining Path commander

Peru’s military killed Shining Path commander Abel “Comrade Alejandro” Auqui in Ayacucho on Friday. Jorge Moscoso, chief of Peru’s Joint Command of the Armed Forces, said at a press conference  Full Article »

Peru: fugitive ex-governor arrested in Lima
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 28, 2016 1 comment

Peru: fugitive ex-governor arrested in Lima

Former Ayacucho governor Wilfredo Oscorima was arrested in the Miraflores district of Lima after more than nine months on the run from corruption charges. The former governor who built a  Full Article »

Peru: Cesar Acuña pegged with eggs at campaign event
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 19, 2016 1 comment

Peru: Cesar Acuña pegged with eggs at campaign event

Hecklers threw eggs at presidential candidate Cesar Acuña on a campaign stop in Peru’s Ayacucho state. As Acuña and a group of supporters marched through the streets of Huanta, the  Full Article »

First El Niño rains strike Peru’s jungle, northern coast
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 3, 2015 Leave a comment

First El Niño rains strike Peru’s jungle, northern coast

Heavy rains and flooding destroyed thousands of homes this week in Peru’s San Martin and Ancash states. In the northern jungle state of San Martin, intense rains lasting over 15 hours  Full Article »

Peru issues coin commemorating indigenous writer
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 26, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru issues coin commemorating indigenous writer

Peru’s central bank has issued a new collectors’ coin featuring the Quechua chronicler, Guaman Poma de Ayala. The new sol coin commemorating the Inca descendent from Ayacucho coincides with the  Full Article »

Peru singer showcases Quechua by covering English hits
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 11, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru singer showcases Quechua by covering English hits

Peruvian singer Renata Flores has brought renewed focus to the Quechua language with successful covers of popular English-language singles. Flores’ cover of “The Way You Make Me Feel” by Michael  Full Article »

Witness accuses presidential candidate of rape at murder trial
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 2, 2015 Leave a comment

Witness accuses presidential candidate of rape at murder trial

A witness in the murder trial of Peru presidential candidate Daniel Urresti accused him of raping her twice after she witnessed the murder of Hugo Bustios. Isabel Rodriguez’s testimony implicated  Full Article »