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Authorities fight to contain dengue in northern Peru
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on May 9, 2017 Leave a comment

Authorities fight to contain dengue in northern Peru

Following the coastal El Niño climate event which brought historic flooding, Peru’s northern state of Piura has reported 16 deaths due to dengue. Piura was one of the worst affected  Full Article »

A look at life for the gold miners in Peru’s Amazon
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Nov 25, 2016 3 comments

A look at life for the gold miners in Peru’s Amazon

Gold miners in Peru’s Amazon jungle face crime, corruption, health hazards and environmental destruction to make a living. I spent a week in Madre de Dios, Peru’s southeastern state known  Full Article »

How innovation in construction can save lives in southern Peru
Posted by Richard Valdivia on Jul 31, 2016 Leave a comment

How innovation in construction can save lives in southern Peru

At least 105 people have died in southern Peru this winter. While that is tragic, it is hardly news. Children and elderly residents die by the dozen every year. Many  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 »

Domino’s Pizza returns to Peru after sanitation scandal
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Jul 19, 2016 1 comment

Domino’s Pizza returns to Peru after sanitation scandal

The American restaurant chain, Domino’s Pizza, is reopening stores in Peru one year after withdrawing from the market following a sanitation scandal. The pizza company suffered a reputational crisis in  Full Article »

Peru declares Zika emergency in 11 states
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 13, 2016 1 comment

Peru declares Zika emergency in 11 states

Peru’s government has declared a health emergency in 11 states in the north and eastern jungle regions due to an expanding outbreak of the Zika virus. The government’s declaration of  Full Article »

Mercury from illegal mining prompts health emergency in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on May 23, 2016 1 comment

Mercury from illegal mining prompts health emergency in Peru

Peru’s national government has declared a 60-day health emergency due to mercury contamination from illegal mining in the southeastern jungle state of Madre de Dios. Peru’s environmental ministry said that  Full Article »

First sexually transmitted case of Zika virus in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 18, 2016 Leave a comment

First sexually transmitted case of Zika virus in Peru

Peru’s health ministry has confirmed the first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus in the country. Health minister Anibal Velasquez said in a press conference that a woman in Lima  Full Article »

Rabid bats kill 12 in Peru’s Amazon
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 11, 2016 Leave a comment

Rabid bats kill 12 in Peru’s Amazon

Peru’s health ministry has declared a health emergency in two isolated provinces of the Amazon jungle after reporting that rabid bats have killed 12 people since October. Most of the  Full Article »

Peru holds Zika off as El Niño showers begin
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 9, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru holds Zika off as El Niño showers begin

Peru has yet to confirm the Zika virus in native mosquito populations as heavy rains begin to produce ideal breeding grounds. One week after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the  Full Article »