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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 »

Villanueva announces new initiatives to combat violence against women and minors
Posted by Frances Jenner on May 3, 2018 Leave a comment

Villanueva announces new initiatives to combat violence against women and minors

  César Villanueva, the president of the minister’s board in Peru announced that 225 Emergency Centres for Women (CEMs) will be running by 2021. Agencia Andina reported that Villanueva announced  Full Article »

Peruvian coffee wins best coffee in the world prize in U.S. competiton
Posted by Michael Krumholtz on May 2, 2018 Leave a comment

Peruvian coffee wins best coffee in the world prize in U.S. competiton

  An award-winning coffee has put Peru’s Puno region on the world map. Sold under the name brand Quechua, the local coffee won “Best Quality Coffee” prize recently at the Global  Full Article »

Ex-president Ollanta Humala and his wife Nadine Heredia released from prison
Posted by Frances Jenner on May 1, 2018 Leave a comment

Ex-president Ollanta Humala and his wife Nadine Heredia released from prison

Ex-president Ollanta Humala and his wife Nadine Heredia left prison on Monday after the court ruled they couldn’t be detained further under preventative prison, reported El Pais. The couple are  Full Article »

International food festival with World Cup twist comes to Lima
Posted by Frances Jenner on Apr 18, 2018 Leave a comment

International food festival with World Cup twist comes to Lima

  This Thursday, Lima will present a football-themed gastronomic festival in the Pasaje Santa Rosa in the historical center of the capital, report news agency Andina. The festival, called ‘Flavours of  Full Article »

Peru reforestation campaign helps thousands out of poverty
Posted by Frances Jenner on Apr 11, 2018 Leave a comment

Peru reforestation campaign helps thousands out of poverty

  The Ministry of Agriculture and Water have successfully led a reforestation campaign through the agrarian development program AgroRural that has helped around 1,500 families escape poverty. The Reforestation Campaign  Full Article »

Venezuela will be present at Summit of the Americas, but it’s not Maduro
Posted by Frances Jenner on Apr 10, 2018 Leave a comment

Venezuela will be present at Summit of the Americas, but it’s not Maduro

As Donald Trump cancels his attendance for the Summit of the Americas, Venezuelan opposition figure Delsa Solórzano announces hers. Solórzano disclosed on Twitter yesterday that she would be attending the  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 »

Peru is second most dangerous country in the Americas, study shows
Posted by Frances Jenner on Apr 9, 2018 Leave a comment

Peru is second most dangerous country in the Americas, study shows

  The Barometer of the Americas 2016-2017 puts Peru second on the list of most dangerous countries in the Americas behind Venezuela. The survey, part of the Latin American Public Opinion  Full Article »

800kg of cocaine found in Lima drug bust
Posted by Frances Jenner on Apr 5, 2018 Leave a comment

800kg of cocaine found in Lima drug bust

This post was updated at 3:00 p.m. The Ministry of the Interior released a statement that nine people were detained, four Peruvians and five Colombians, and their names have been  Full Article »