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Peru collectors coin remembers War of the Pacific with Tacna arch
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Sep 30, 2016 1 comment

Peru collectors coin remembers War of the Pacific with Tacna arch

Peru’s central bank has issued a new sol coin featuring Tacna’s Parabolic Arch as the final edition of its Wealth and Pride series of collectors’ coins. The bank issued 12  Full Article »

Land mine explodes on Chile border, injuring two Peruvians
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 7, 2016 2 comments

Land mine explodes on Chile border, injuring two Peruvians

Two Peruvians were injured on Monday when an anti-personnel land mine detonated in Chile’s border region with Peru. The two men were illegally walking across the border from Chile into  Full Article »

Law may open foreign investment in Peru’s border regions
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 5, 2016 1 comment

Law may open foreign investment in Peru’s border regions

Legislators in Tacna and Tumbes are looking to attract hundreds of millions of dollars in investment by amending Peru’s Constitution to allow foreign capital into border regions. Article 71 of  Full Article »

El Niño droughts affect harvests in southern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 21, 2016 1 comment

El Niño droughts affect harvests in southern Peru

A lack of rain throughout southern Peru will devastate this year’s harvests of crops including onion, garlic, olives and rice. The 2016 El Niño climate phenomenon which experts feared would  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 »

Border rhetoric heats up between Chile and Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 7, 2015 1 comment

Border rhetoric heats up between Chile and Peru

Peru and Chile have recalled their ambassadors over a new border dispute in which both countries claim nine acres of desert. This morning President Ollanta Humala signed into law a  Full Article »

Peru and Chile in new border dispute
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 21, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru and Chile in new border dispute

Chile has protested Peru’s creation of a new district on the two countries’ border which includes the contested “terrestrial triangle.” Last Thursday Peru’s Congress approved the creation of the La Yarada  Full Article »

Unrest in Lima, Puno on last day of national Tia Maria strike
Posted by Colin Post on May 29, 2015 Leave a comment

Unrest in Lima, Puno on last day of national Tia Maria strike

National protests against the Tia Maria copper mine in Arequipa saw some violence and property damage in the cities of Lima and Puno yesterday. After a peaceful first day, the  Full Article »

First day of national Tia Maria protests peaceful
Posted by Colin Post on May 28, 2015 Leave a comment

First day of national Tia Maria protests peaceful

The first day of a national strike against the Tia Maria copper mine project in Arequipa was peaceful yesterday. In Arequipa, 200 protesters blocked an access highway near the airport  Full Article »

Government deploys armed forces ahead of national protests
Posted by Colin Post on May 26, 2015 Leave a comment

Government deploys armed forces ahead of national protests

Peru’s government has issued a resolution authorizing the deployment of the military to support police in seven key states ahead of a national anti-mining protest. Two weeks ago anti-mining leaders  Full Article »