Category: Peru

Peru Declares State of Emergency Over Anti-Mining Protest Deaths

Top Story — The Peruvian government on Tuesday called a 30-day state of emergency following a clash between anti-mining protesters and police that left four people dead and 22 injured. […] Read More >

Peru To Hold Talks With Isolated Tribe For First Time

Top Story — Government anthropologists from Peru are attempting to talk with a largely isolated clan of the Mashco Piro Indians for the first time, in order to understand why […] Read More >

One Killed, Two Injured in Peru Mining Clashes

Top Story — One person was killed and two were injured in Peru on Tuesday, as protesters clashed with police during demonstrations against a $1.4 billion copper mining project. The […] Read More >

Former Peruvian Minister Charged With the Killing of a Journalist in 1988

Top Story — A former minister on track to run for president in Peru has been charged with the murder of a journalist 26 years ago during the country’s internal […] Read More >

Espionage Allegations Threaten Relations Between Peru and Chile

Top Story — The diplomatic crisis between Peru and Chile over a suspected spying plot intensified over the weekend as Peruvian President Ollanta Humala sent a strongly worded letter to […] Read More >

Argentine Oil Firm Halts Work in Area of Peru

Top Story — An Argentine oil company announced on Wednesday that it will cease operations in an area of the Peruvian Amazon after reportedly being asked to leave the area […] Read More >

On the Eve of U.N. Climate Summit in Lima, Concerns Over Climate Change in Latin America

U.N. negotiators will meet this week in Lima, Peru, to begin the latest round of talks aimed at stopping climate change, and diplomats are expressing increasing optimism that a legally […] Read More >

Report Highlights Activist Murders in Peru Ahead of Lima Climate Talks

Top Story — Just two weeks before the U.N. Climate Change Conference begins in Lima, Peru, nonprofit Global Witness has released a widely publicized report naming the country the fourth […] Read More >

Latin Americans March In NYC Against Climate Change

NEW YORK — The People’s Climate March drew more than 300,000 people to Manhattan on Sunday to demand world leaders to take action on climate change. Demonstrators came from all over […] Read More >

Peru Announces New Anti-Logging Efforts After Activists Killed

Top Story – Peru’s government has formed a commission to stop illegal logging on the Peru-Brazil border following the killings of four indigenous leaders of the Ashaninka community in early September, […] Read More >