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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 »

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 »

Bloody protests over university in Peru’s rural highlands
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 1, 2016 Leave a comment

Bloody protests over university in Peru’s rural highlands

A violent protest in Huancavelica has left 19 police officers and two journalists injured as protesters held four police officers hostage. Protesters in the Tayacaja province of Huancavelica state blocked  Full Article »

Peru rescues 39 slaves from Shining Path ‘production camp’
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 29, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru rescues 39 slaves from Shining Path ‘production camp’

Peru’s special forces rescued 26 children and 13 adults from forced captivity in a Shining Path camp in Junin on Monday. The 39 hostages were held in a “production camp”  Full Article »

Peru’s middle class slightly smaller from four years ago
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 16, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru’s middle class slightly smaller from four years ago

Peru’s middle class is slightly smaller today than it was in 2011 according to a study by Lima’s chamber of commerce. The Institute of Economics and Business Development (IEDEP), an  Full Article »

First day of national Tia Maria protests peaceful
Posted by Colin Post on May 28, 2015 Leave a comment

First day of national Tia Maria protests peaceful

The first day of a national strike against the Tia Maria copper mine project in Arequipa was peaceful yesterday. In Arequipa, 200 protesters blocked an access highway near the airport  Full Article »

Poverty reduction slows with GDP growth
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 24, 2015 Leave a comment

Poverty reduction slows with GDP growth

Peru’s statistical agency released a report showing the amount of Peruvians living in poverty decreased 1.2 percentage points to 22.3%, which marked the country’s slowest rate of reducing poverty in  Full Article »