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Peru state oil firm blames latest spills on vandals
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Aug 29, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru state oil firm blames latest spills on vandals

Peru state oil company Petroperu has said that the latest two oil spills accounting for over 4,000 barrels in the Amazon were caused by vandals. The firm said in a statement that  Full Article »

Award-winning film showcases ‘Baguazo’ conflict in Peru’s Amazon
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 18, 2016 2 comments

Award-winning film showcases ‘Baguazo’ conflict in Peru’s Amazon

“When Two Worlds Collide,” a documentary about the “Baguazo” conflict which left 33 people dead, opened in theaters in the United States on Wednesday. The Sundance award-winning documentary showcases the  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’s state oil firm fined $3.6 million for oil spill
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 19, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s state oil firm fined $3.6 million for oil spill

Peru’s mining and energy supervisory fined state oil firm Petroperu $3.6 million for two spills which contaminated two provinces in the Amazon jungle. The fine handed down by the Supervising  Full Article »

Oil spills contaminate major river in Peru’s Amazon
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 13, 2016 3 comments

Oil spills contaminate major river in Peru’s Amazon

Two breaches in the Northern Peruvian Pipeline have contaminated the Marañon river in Peru’s Amazonas and Loreto states. The first breach in the pipeline occurred on Jan. 25 in the  Full Article »

How hard will El Niño hit Peru’s economy?
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 5, 2015 Leave a comment

How hard will El Niño hit Peru’s economy?

Analysts in government and the private sector try to assess the economic damage an extreme weather phenomenon will have on Peru’s GDP in 2016. Peru’s top banks and financial institutions  Full Article »

Peru allocates $79 million to weather El Niño
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 6, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru allocates $79 million to weather El Niño

Peru has declared a state of emergency in districts spanning 14 states and earmarked $78.7 million for preventive measures against torrential rains, flooding and landslides. Before what experts predict to be  Full Article »

Peru’s middle class slightly smaller from four years ago
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 16, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru’s middle class slightly smaller from four years ago

Peru’s middle class is slightly smaller today than it was in 2011 according to a study by Lima’s chamber of commerce. The Institute of Economics and Business Development (IEDEP), an  Full Article »

Indigenous march in Lima to commemorate ‘El Baguazo’
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 4, 2015 Leave a comment

Indigenous march in Lima to commemorate ‘El Baguazo’

Indigenous rights groups from the Peruvian jungle will march in Lima tomorrow to commemorate the 2009 “Baguazo” conflict which left 33 dead. Demonstrators will meet at the Plaza San Martin  Full Article »

Poverty reduction slows with GDP growth
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 24, 2015 Leave a comment

Poverty reduction slows with GDP growth

Peru’s statistical agency released a report showing the amount of Peruvians living in poverty decreased 1.2 percentage points to 22.3%, which marked the country’s slowest rate of reducing poverty in  Full Article »