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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 »

Flooding pushes back academic calendar in northern Peru
Posted by Erin Anderson on Apr 17, 2017 1 comment

Flooding pushes back academic calendar in northern Peru

Catastrophic flooding in Peru’s northern state of Piura will prevent 5,000 students from attending classes today. According to Piura’s Regional Office of Education (DREP), safe access to roughly 52 schools in  Full Article »

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 »