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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 »

At least 17 dead as two buses crash in southern Peru
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Aug 11, 2016 Leave a comment

At least 17 dead as two buses crash in southern Peru

At least 17 people were killed when two buses collided head-on in Peru’s southern state of Ica on Tuesday night. According to RPP, one bus was travelling from the provincial capital of Ica to  Full Article »

Peru police planned extrajudicial killings to earn promotions: report
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 2, 2016 1 comment

Peru police planned extrajudicial killings to earn promotions: report

Prosecutors in Peru are investigating dozens of police officers for planning extrajudicial killings in the shooting deaths of at least 27 suspects. La Republica and Cuarto Poder have reported on  Full Article »

Peru’s candidates court media, business leaders at summit
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 2, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru’s candidates court media, business leaders at summit

Peru’s leading presidential candidates will present their proposals at the annual CADE summit to be held today through Friday in Paracas. The annual meeting of business leaders, when held in  Full Article »

Workers call indefinite strike at southern Peru iron mine
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 22, 2015 Leave a comment

Workers call indefinite strike at southern Peru iron mine

Mineworkers have announced an indefinite strike at the Marcona iron mine in the Ica state of southern Peru. The strike which began at 8 a.m. yesterday morning has completely halted  Full Article »

Nazca Lines geoglyph of pelican vandalized
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 18, 2015 Leave a comment

Nazca Lines geoglyph of pelican vandalized

Vandals have etched their names next to various geoglyphs which comprise Peru’s Nazca Lines. New photos show the words “Artist: Luis Tadeo” above the pelican geoglyph. An archaeologist with the state  Full Article »

Nationwide march for minimum wage increase
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 9, 2015 1 comment

Nationwide march for minimum wage increase

Peru’s largest labor organization held a national protest today to demand a doubling of the minimum wage and to protest crime and corruption. The General Confederation of Peru’s Workers (CGTP) announced  Full Article »

New geoglyphs found near Nazca Lines
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 9, 2015 1 comment

New geoglyphs found near Nazca Lines

A Japanese university research team has discovered 24 new geoglyphs near the Nazca Lines archaeological site in Ica. The team from Yamagata university used a 3-D scanner to find the  Full Article »

Peru allocates $79 million to weather El Niño
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 6, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru allocates $79 million to weather El Niño

Peru has declared a state of emergency in districts spanning 14 states and earmarked $78.7 million for preventive measures against torrential rains, flooding and landslides. Before what experts predict to be  Full Article »

Chile angered by Humala’s support for Bolivia in territory dispute
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 25, 2015 Leave a comment

Chile angered by Humala’s support for Bolivia in territory dispute

A new diplomatic spat has risen with Chile over Peru’s declared support for Bolivia in its claim for sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean. Chile President Michelle Bachelet canceled a meeting  Full Article »