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World Heritage site Nasca Lines damaged in truck accident
Posted by Arjun Harindranath on Feb 3, 2018 Leave a comment

World Heritage site Nasca Lines damaged in truck accident

The ancient indigenous site Nasca Lines has been destroyed after a truck accident. The enormous drawings, that are visible only from the air, were damaged badly following the actions of  Full Article »

Polls show increasing public support for Kenji over Keiko as faction threatens to dismantle Fuerza Popular
Posted by Arjun Harindranath on Jan 29, 2018 1 comment

Polls show increasing public support for Kenji over Keiko as faction threatens to dismantle Fuerza Popular

The book of Matthew says that a house divided cannot stand. The House of Fujimori today stands more divided than ever and the palace intrigue continues to grip Peruvian politics  Full Article »

New highway through Peru’s Amazon could disrupt local ecosystems and indigenous populations
Posted by Michael Krumholtz on Jan 29, 2018 1 comment

New highway through Peru’s Amazon could disrupt local ecosystems and indigenous populations

Construction of a massive highway project through eastern Peru has garnered international attention from press and conservationists as critics worry it could destroy some of the country’s most precious protected  Full Article »

Pope leaves Peru following pleas to end corruption and protect the environment
Posted by Kwinten Wouters on Jan 23, 2018 Leave a comment

Pope leaves Peru following pleas to end corruption and protect the environment

During his whirlwind 4-day visit to Peru, Pope Francisco expressed his concern about corruption and the fate of the indigenous population. He also showed compassion for the victims of Peru’s latest  Full Article »

Discovery lifts veil of ancient desert-civilization
Posted by Kwinten Wouters on Jan 13, 2018 Leave a comment

Discovery lifts veil of ancient desert-civilization

Archaeologists have discovered two chambers of the Mochica culture. The finding provides key clues to understanding the political life of this ancient pre-Incan culture.

The Paisana Jacinta Controversy continues to divide Peruvians
Posted by Kwinten Wouters on Jan 9, 2018 Leave a comment

The Paisana Jacinta Controversy continues to divide Peruvians

For almost 2 decades Peruvian comedian Jorge Benavides, dressed up in drag as a poor indigenous woman, has been making Peruvians laugh. The recent release of a full-length movie about  Full Article »

Former president Alberto Fujimori seen leaving hospital a free man following controversial pardon
Posted by Mathew Di Salvo on Jan 8, 2018 Leave a comment

Former president Alberto Fujimori seen leaving hospital a free man following controversial pardon

Former president Alberto Fujimori has now left hospital following a presidential pardon which has been met with angry protests.

Slime, Football and Reggaeton top Google’s 2017 trends
Posted by Kwinten Wouters on Jan 3, 2018 Leave a comment

Slime, Football and Reggaeton top Google’s 2017 trends

Doctor Google has revealed its most popular search terms, phrases and questions of 2017. Worldwide, US-related topics top the bill. In Peru, it’s about football, the census, the weather and  Full Article »

Rally Dakar crosses Peruvian deserts
Posted by Kwinten Wouters on Dec 31, 2017 Leave a comment

Rally Dakar crosses Peruvian deserts

After a 5-year absence, Peru is back to hosting the toughest off-road rally in the world. Rally Dakar 2018 starts on January 6th in Lima.

Peru’s president dodges impeachment after lengthy congress debate over alleged corruption
Posted by Mathew Di Salvo on Dec 23, 2017 Leave a comment

Peru’s president dodges impeachment after lengthy congress debate over alleged corruption

Peru’s president has dodged impeachment after a lengthy debate in congress over whether he was fit to be leader.