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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 »

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 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 »

Peru: 8 million seahorses seized in Lima port
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 20, 2016 1 comment

Peru: 8 million seahorses seized in Lima port

Authorities in Peru have seized more than 8 million specimens of dried seahorses destined for China from a container in Lima’s port of Callao. The seizure on June 7 of  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 »

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 »

Two killed in northern Peru prison riot
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 12, 2015 Leave a comment

Two killed in northern Peru prison riot

A prison riot in Peru’s northern city of Chiclayo on Saturday has left two dead and 44 injured. Authorities say what began as a quarrel between two inmates escalated to  Full Article »

How hard will El Niño hit Peru’s economy?
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 5, 2015 Leave a comment

How hard will El Niño hit Peru’s economy?

Analysts in government and the private sector try to assess the economic damage an extreme weather phenomenon will have on Peru’s GDP in 2016. Peru’s top banks and financial institutions  Full Article »

Dengue declines in northern Peru ahead of El Niño rains
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 7, 2015 Leave a comment

Dengue declines in northern Peru ahead of El Niño rains

Dengue fever has been significantly reduced in northern Peru ahead of El Niño weather conditions that will create an ideal environment for mosquitoes. Cases of dengue fever fell 93% in the  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 »