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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 »

Over 160,000 take to the streets in the annual pro-life march in Arequipa
Posted by Frances Jenner on Apr 9, 2018 Leave a comment

Over 160,000 take to the streets in the annual pro-life march in Arequipa

For the 12th consecutive year, the Parade for Life and Family took place Saturday in Arequipa to condemn abortions and the use of anti-contraceptives. La Republica reported that over 160,000 people  Full Article »

Police break up Peru gang dedicated to land fraud
Posted by Frances Jenner on Mar 20, 2018 Leave a comment

Police break up Peru gang dedicated to land fraud

On Tuesday, the Peruvian National Police captured 26 people involved in the criminal organization Los Malditos de Chumbivilcas, which included municipal leaders and other high-ranking officials. The Ministry of the  Full Article »

Southern Peru shaken by 6.8 magnitude earthquake
Posted by Arjun Harindranath on Jan 16, 2018 Leave a comment

Southern Peru shaken by 6.8 magnitude earthquake

The Arequipa region of Southern Peru was rocked by an earthquake last Sunday that registered 6.8 on the Richter scale, according to local sources. Other sources are reporting that the  Full Article »

Five dead as torrential rains and flooding batter Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 28, 2017 Leave a comment

Five dead as torrential rains and flooding batter Peru

Peru’s government has declared a state of emergency in various provinces throughout the country which saw torrential rains, landslides and floods. Cabinet chief Fernando Zavala declared the state of emergency  Full Article »

Peru sends aid, aims to rebuild region hit by earthquake
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Aug 22, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru sends aid, aims to rebuild region hit by earthquake

Peru scrambles to distribute aid in the wake of an earthquake which left thousands homeless and cut off access to a region dependent on tourism. Peru’s government declared a state  Full Article »

American killed in southern Peru earthquake
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 15, 2016 Leave a comment

American killed in southern Peru earthquake

At least four people including an American tourist were killed in an earthquake in Peru’s southern state of Arequipa on Sunday night. The 5.4-magnitude quake struck four miles from the  Full Article »

Peru steelmaker closes plant, cites dumping from China
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 27, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru steelmaker closes plant, cites dumping from China

Peru steelmaker Aceros Arequipa announced it will close its plant in Arequipa due to its inability to compete with cheap steel imports from China. The company said in a statement  Full Article »

Harsh winter kills over 100 throughout southern Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 22, 2016 Leave a comment

Harsh winter kills over 100 throughout southern Peru

At least 105 have died and thousands of children have suffered respiratory illnesses in the harshest winter to hit southern Peru in years. On May 20 the government declared a  Full Article »

Mining protests flare up during Peru’s election season
Posted by Colin Post on May 12, 2016 Leave a comment

Mining protests flare up during Peru’s election season

Thousands of protesters marched in Peru’s southern states of Puno and Arequipa following developments on local mining issues. The protests in Puno’s city of Juliaca and Arequipa’s Islay province come  Full Article »