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Peru launches most advanced satellite in Latin America
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Sep 23, 2016 1 comment

Peru launches most advanced satellite in Latin America

Peru has launched its first ever satellite in an effort to assist agriculture and combat organized crime. The Peru SAT-1 was launched Sept. 15 from French Guiana and is scheduled  Full Article »

Peru jungle state sees weeklong protest over utility prices
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 15, 2016 1 comment

Peru jungle state sees weeklong protest over utility prices

Peru’s eastern state of Ucayali will complete one week under a paralyzing protest over the increased cost of electricity and other services. The Ucayali Department Defense Front launched an indefinite  Full Article »

Peru jungle state suspends protests for government talks
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 3, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru jungle state suspends protests for government talks

Leaders in Madre de Dios have announced a temporary suspension of an indefinite strike for talks with senior government officials. After 10 days of a strike which completely paralyzed the  Full Article »

Peru region short on food as strike enters second week
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 1, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru region short on food as strike enters second week

Peru’s Madre de Dios state faces product shortages as talks between regional leaders and government officials yesterday did not reach an agreement. Cabinet chief Pedro Cateriano has agreed to visit  Full Article »

Peru government schedules talks with regional strike leaders
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 28, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru government schedules talks with regional strike leaders

Peru’s central government has called for talks after an indefinite regional strike in Madre de Dios has halted commerce and repelled tourism. Officials from President Ollanta Humala’s government have scheduled  Full Article »

Peru state in standoff with government over illegal mining
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 23, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru state in standoff with government over illegal mining

The Madre de Dios state in southeastern Peru has begun an indefinite strike in protest of the government’s efforts to reduce illegal mining and logging. Protest leaders led by Madre  Full Article »

Peru designates Sierra del Divisor as national park
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 8, 2015 2 comments

Peru designates Sierra del Divisor as national park

Peru’s government has officially designated as a national park the Sierra del Divisor area of the Amazon jungle in Peru’s Ucayali and Loreto states. Today President Ollanta Humala signed the  Full Article »

40 tourists kidnapped, then released in Peru’s Amazon
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 24, 2015 Leave a comment

40 tourists kidnapped, then released in Peru’s Amazon

Around 40 tourists were detained by indigenous communities in the Manu National Park of Peru’s Amazon jungle for over 24 hours before being released today. Local district mayor Isauro Fernandez  Full Article »

1,000 special police to combat illegal logging
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 29, 2015 Leave a comment

1,000 special police to combat illegal logging

Peru’s national government has created a special police force of over 1,000 officers dedicated exclusively to illegal logging and mining. The creation of the special police force comes days after  Full Article »

Congress approves 90-day decree powers for Humala’s government
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 19, 2015 Leave a comment

Congress approves 90-day decree powers for Humala’s government

Last night Peru’s congress voted to give President Ollanta Humala special powers to rule by decree in matters of the economy and crime for 90 days. In a special session  Full Article »