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Heavy floods in northern Peru, some call for suspending Pan Am Games
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Mar 14, 2017 1 comment

Heavy floods in northern Peru, some call for suspending Pan Am Games

Devastation caused by heavy flooding in Peru’s northern state of Piura has led to mayoral condemnation over failing investments in disaster prevention. Heavy rains brought on by extreme weather caused the  Full Article »

District mayor assassinated outside city hall in northern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 7, 2016 1 comment

District mayor assassinated outside city hall in northern Peru

Ronald Navarro, mayor of the Paimas district in Peru’s northern city of Piura, was shot and killed on Thursday. Two assailants on a motorcycle approached Navarro yesterday afternoon as he  Full Article »

Peru’s rewards scheme nets arrests of most-wanted fugitives
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 16, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s rewards scheme nets arrests of most-wanted fugitives

The expansion of Peru’s rewards program has led to the arrests of six of Peru’s most-wanted fugitives in less than two weeks. Peru’s interior ministry announced today that the leader  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 »

Oil companies oppose ocean reserve in northern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on May 5, 2016 1 comment

Oil companies oppose ocean reserve in northern Peru

Peru is mulling the creation of a natural reserve to protect marine life in the coastal waters of the northern states of Piura and Tumbes. Peru’s environmental ministry and national  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 »

Peru collectors coin features pre-Hispanic ceramic pottery
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 22, 2015 1 comment

Peru collectors coin features pre-Hispanic ceramic pottery

Peru’s central bank issued today a new sol coin which features the ceramic figures made by the Vicus culture. The bank will issue 12 million of the coins featuring two  Full Article »

Northern Peru gang included eight police officers
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 12, 2015 Leave a comment

Northern Peru gang included eight police officers

Police in Piura have arrested 29 members of a gang which included eight police officers and three lawyers. Authorities in Peru led a massive operation in which more than 50  Full Article »

Peru reduces probability of strong El Niño in 2016
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 7, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru reduces probability of strong El Niño in 2016

Peru’s weather institute has reduced the probability of a strong or extraordinary El Niño climate phenomenon after the South American summer. The SENAMHI weather institute’s ENFEN division tasked with monitoring  Full Article »