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100% Peru : the 2019 Dakar Rally to take place only in Peru
Posted by Frances Jenner on May 18, 2018 Leave a comment

100% Peru : the 2019 Dakar Rally to take place only in Peru

Peru will be the sole host of the 2019 Dakar Rally, as many other countries in the region pulled out at the last minute.  After a delayed decision as the  Full Article »

Police rescue four Venezuelan women caught up in human trafficking network
Posted by Frances Jenner on May 16, 2018 Leave a comment

Police rescue four Venezuelan women caught up in human trafficking network

  Four Venezuelan women who had been captured to presumably work as prostitutes were saved by the National Police on Tuesday night. La Republica reported that the four women, two  Full Article »

Peru judge sentenced for receiving bribes
Posted by Frances Jenner on May 15, 2018 Leave a comment

Peru judge sentenced for receiving bribes

A Peru judge has been sentenced to nine months of preventive detention for taking 4,000 soles (around $1220) in a bribe to favour a woman on trial in Arequipa. According to  Full Article »

Man tries to escape prison dressed as a woman on Mother’s Day
Posted by Frances Jenner on May 14, 2018 Leave a comment

Man tries to escape prison dressed as a woman on Mother’s Day

An escape plan befitting of Mother’s Day almost worked for one Peruvian inmate. The incarcerated man, Arturo Montoya, tried to escape from prison on Sunday dressed as a woman but  Full Article »

Man accused of attempted femicide is let free by police, kills wife and then commits suicide
Posted by Frances Jenner on May 11, 2018 Leave a comment

Man accused of attempted femicide is let free by police, kills wife and then commits suicide

  A man who attempted to strangle his wife was let free recently by authorities and immediately went home to kill her, police said. He was found dead Thursday after  Full Article »

Peruvian authorities reverse case against environmental activists for mining protests
Posted by Michael Krumholtz on May 11, 2018 Leave a comment

Peruvian authorities reverse case against environmental activists for mining protests

  A six-year-old case against environmental activists will continue to drag on after a Peru judge decided this week to overturn an acquittal from last year. The three human rights  Full Article »

Peruvian government puts a 25% tax on sugary drinks to combat rising levels of obesity
Posted by Frances Jenner on May 10, 2018 Leave a comment

Peruvian government puts a 25% tax on sugary drinks to combat rising levels of obesity

  The government of Peru announced today that there will be higher tax rates for sugary drinks, alcohol, cigarettes, gasoline as well as other products in order to encourage a  Full Article »

Peru Health Ministry warns of spread of Guillain-Barré syndrome
Posted by Michael Krumholtz on May 9, 2018 Leave a comment

Peru Health Ministry warns of spread of Guillain-Barré syndrome

  Peru has declared a national state of emergency regarding the possible spread of the Guillain-Barré syndrome on Wednesday. There are now 19 total cases in the country, the Health Ministry  Full Article »

Recent forest loss accounts for nearly half of Peru’s carbon emissions, study shows
Posted by Michael Krumholtz on May 9, 2018 Leave a comment

Recent forest loss accounts for nearly half of Peru’s carbon emissions, study shows

  The constant deforestation in Peru’s Amazonian rainforest has led to nearly half of the country’s yearly carbon emissions rates. Because rainforests help trap vast amounts of carbon, a principal  Full Article »

Peruvian musician who asked for help to leave Venezuela commits suicide
Posted by Frances Jenner on May 8, 2018 Leave a comment

Peruvian musician who asked for help to leave Venezuela commits suicide

Peruvian musician Carlos Fernández Prada took his own life this Monday. He was reportedly affected by severe depression, triggered by the death of his wife nearly a year ago and  Full Article »