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Protest against gold mine leaves one dead in northern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 8, 2016 Leave a comment

Protest against gold mine leaves one dead in northern Peru

Clashes between protesters and police left one dead and 31 injured near the Parcoy gold mine in Peru’s northern state of La Libertad on Sunday. Disagreements between residents of the  Full Article »

Peru tries new program to fight crime in northern city of Trujillo
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Sep 8, 2016 1 comment

Peru tries new program to fight crime in northern city of Trujillo

Peru’s interior minister Carlos Basombrio visited the northern city of Trujillo to implement the “Safe Neighborhood” pilot program in an effort to reduce crime. Basombrio has selected Trujillo’s La Esperanza, Florencia de Mora and El Porvenir districts, which  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 »

Two police officers dead in northern Peru conflict
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 13, 2016 1 comment

Two police officers dead in northern Peru conflict

Two police officers drowned when they attempted to swim across a freezing lake to escape a mob of rural vigilantes in La Libertad on Wednesday. Over one hundred police officers  Full Article »

Two bus accidents leave 19 dead in northern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on May 16, 2016 1 comment

Two bus accidents leave 19 dead in northern Peru

Two accidents less than 24 hours part left 19 dead and dozens injured in Peru’s northern state of La Libertad. A small bus suffered a head-on collision with a commercial  Full Article »

Corrupt police gangs arrested throughout Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 22, 2015 Leave a comment

Corrupt police gangs arrested throughout Peru

Police have arrested over a dozen corrupt officers who worked with drug trafficking and extortion gangs in Tacna and Trujillo. Prosecutors and special police raided neighborhoods throughout Peru’s southern city  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 »

Latest data suggests strongest El Niño ever recorded
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 20, 2015 Leave a comment

Latest data suggests strongest El Niño ever recorded

Recent sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean suggest the pending El Niño climate phenomenon may be the strongest in recorded history. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) defines  Full Article »

Mural bolsters case for private investment in Peru’s archaeology
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 9, 2015 1 comment

Mural bolsters case for private investment in Peru’s archaeology

The discovery of a 1,500-year-old mural in northern Peru’s Huaca de la Luna archaeological site underscores the value of private investment. Less than one month after protests in Cusco helped  Full Article »

Governor resigns office to run for president of Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 8, 2015 Leave a comment

Governor resigns office to run for president of Peru

Cesar Acuña, governor of Peru’s northern state of La Libertad, resigned his office to run for president of Peru in the 2016 elections. Acuña resigned the governorship after less than  Full Article »