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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 »

New corruption charges rock Peru’s government
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 25, 2016 Leave a comment

New corruption charges rock Peru’s government

Prosecutors have indicted an official in the government of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski just two weeks after a first corruption scandal was made public. Peru’s attorney general’s office has charged  Full Article »

Domestic violence spikes after historic women’s protest in Peru
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Aug 21, 2016 1 comment

Domestic violence spikes after historic women’s protest in Peru

Assaults and murders of women in Peru has spiked since 50,000 people marched in the “Not One Less” protest against domestic abuse in Lima last week. After attending a local march in  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 »

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 »

Fugitive governor extradited to Peru from Ecuador
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 24, 2016 1 comment

Fugitive governor extradited to Peru from Ecuador

Former Tumbes governor Gerardo Viñas was extradited from Ecuador to face more than 30 corruption charges in Peru. The former governor of Peru’s northern border state of Tumbes ranked among the  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 »

Collectors coin commemorates Inca site in northern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 6, 2016 Leave a comment

Collectors coin commemorates Inca site in northern Peru

Peru’s central bank issued today a new sol coin which features the Cabeza de Vaca archaeological site in the northern state of Tumbes. The bank will issue 12 million of  Full Article »

Five killed as El Niño rains batter regions throughout Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 1, 2016 Leave a comment

Five killed as El Niño rains batter regions throughout Peru

Heavy rains attributed to the El Niño climate phenomenon have destroyed infrastructure throughout Peru and paralyzed a key highway serving Lima. While the current El Niño is not the extraordinary  Full Article »