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Chained to health ministry, Peruvians protest mining pollution

Chained to health ministry, Peruvians protest mining pollution

Dozens of residents of Simon Bolivar, a district in the city of Cerro de Pasco in the Peruvian Andes, traveled to Lima to press the government to declare a health emergency and build a regional hospital specializing in exposure to heavy metals.

 

Unbelievable escape! Woman survives near-fatal fast-moving mudslide in Peru - Watch viral video

Unbelievable escape! Woman survives near-fatal fast-moving mudslide in Peru - Watch viral video

The mud-clad victim was almost unidentifiable when the rescures pulled her out of the disaster.

Indian citizens may visit Peru without a visa

Indian citizens may visit Peru without a visa

Since March 27, it was decided to exempt, with some restrictions, the temporary tourist and business visa to the citizens of India who visit Peru, according to Supreme Decree No. 006- 2017-RE of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Peruvian President criticizes US proposal to separate immigrant families

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski criticized a proposal being considered by the Trump administration to separate women and children crossing illegally into the United States, saying it was "something that shouldn`t be happening in the 21st century."

Brazil graft scandal to mushroom abroad, prosecutor says

Brazil-based Odebrecht, one of the region`s biggest construction companies, was at the heart of a scheme to bribe Brazilian state oil giant Petrobras in exchange for inflated contracts. 

Peru judge orders 18 months of prison for ex-president Toledo

Judge Richard Concepcion said Toledo should be sought for arrest in Peru and abroad.
 

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits Peru, damages homes; no casualties

Peru lies on the so-called "Ring of Fire" -- an arc of fault lines that circles the Pacific Basin and is prone to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Peru museum of Maoist rebels bears warning for future

Peru museum of Maoist rebels bears warning for future

"The aim of the museum is to show that the message of Guzman`s cult was one of death and destruction," says Jorge Luis Pinzas, the retired police colonel who looks after the museum.
 

Forest fires engulf protected zones in Peru

The Peruvian government are tackling forest fires affecting 10 regions, including four protected natural zones, on a war footing.

Lisa Lynn Masters found dead in Peru

Actress Lisa Lynn Masters, who has appeared on hit shows like "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Gossip Girl", has been found dead in an apparent suicide in her hotel room in Peru.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe to be first foreign leader to meet Donald Trump

Japan PM Shinzo Abe to be first foreign leader to meet Donald Trump

"I am very honoured to see the President-elect ahead of other world leaders," Abe told reporters before his departure.

Canadian PM to visit Cuba, Argentina, Peru

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced here on Tuesday that he will pay official visits to Cuba and Argentina from November 15-18, and will travel to Peru from November 19-20 for the 2016 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit

10,000 endangered frogs die in Peru

The frogs live only in Lake Titicaca, South America`s largest lake, and its tributaries.
 

Peru brings up Venezuela crisis at UN, Venezuela swipes back

Peru`s president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday he is concerned about what he called the critical economic situation in Venezuela, citing shortfalls of food and medicine, while Venezuela accused him of meddling.

Technology for blue jeans developed in Peru 6,000 years ago

Technology for blue jeans developed in Peru 6,000 years ago

We may have Peruvians to thank for our favourite blue jeans as researchers have traced the earliest use of indigo as a dye to a 6,200-year-old fabric discovered during an excavation at Huaca Prieta on the north coast of Peru.

Peru ex-president's embezzlement sentence overturned

Peru's supreme court has overturned an embezzlement sentence against former president Alberto Fujimori, although the decision will not alter the 25-year prison term he is serving for crimes against humanity.

Peru ex-president`s embezzlement sentence overturned

Peru`s supreme court has overturned an embezzlement sentence against former president Alberto Fujimori, although the decision will not alter the 25-year prison term he is serving for crimes against humanity.

Peru president elect eyes house arrest for Fujimori

Peru president elect eyes house arrest for Fujimori

Peru's incoming president said that he would back the idea of ex-president Alberto Fujimori -serving a 25-year prison term for corruption and crimes against - humanity serving the rest of his sentence under house arrest.

Peru declares Zika emergency after more than 100 people infected with virus

The 90-day emergency was announced yesterday in the official gazette El Peruano, which said the health ministry and local authorities were working to prevent the spread of the disease, which is principally transmitted by mosquitos.

OMG! This brave lady tackles 6-foot-long snake like a normal task (Watch video)

OMG! This brave lady tackles 6-foot-long snake like a normal task (Watch video)

Researcher Renata Leite Pitman of the Los Amigos Biological Station in Peru, recently terrified onlookers as she tackled a six-foot-long snake without much effort.