Category: Peru

Peru Says Pregnant Women Could Face Jail Time For Protesting

Top Story — The Peruvian government on Tuesday threatened to arrest pregnant women participating in a protest march against the U.S.-based Newmont’s $4.8 billion Conga mining project, based on a claim […] Read More >

Thousands Of Dead Pelicans Wash Ashore In Peru

Today in Latin America Top Story — Peru’s oceanographic agency says that it will investigate a mass die-off of pelicans in a zone where 900 dead dolphins were recently discovered washed up on […] Read More >

Peru: Shining Path Leader Says Kidnapping Achieved Objectives

Today in Latin America Top Story — Shining Path rebel leader Martin Quispe Palomino said in a television broadcast Wednesday that the guerrilla group kidnapped 36 gas construction workers as part of […] Read More >

Peru Declares State of Emergency, Search For Kidnapped Workers Continues

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Peruvian government declared a 60-day state of emergency in the Echarate region following the kidnapping of dozens of gas pipeline workers who […] Read More >

Peru: Shining Path Rebels Capture, Then Release Gas Workers

Today in Latin America Top Story — Peru’s Shining Path rebels kidnapped at least 29 natural gas workers reportedly employed by the Swedish firm Skanska on Monday, releasing most of them […] Read More >

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala’s Brother Complains of Prison Beating

Today in Latin America Top Story —  Peruvian President Ollanta Humala arranged to have his younger brother Antauro transferred to solitary confinement while he serves a 19-year prison sentence, but he […] Read More >

Three Killed in Peru Gold Mining Protests

Today in Latin America Top Story — At least three protesters were killed by gunfire Wednesday in Peru’s Amazon basin as informer gold miners demonstrated against government regulations on the illegal mining […] Read More >

Peru Tries to Block Spain’s Claim On Shipwrecked Treasure

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Peruvian government on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block Spain from receiving a shipment of valuable coins discovered in a Spanish […] Read More >

Peru: Ollanta Humala Fires 30 Police Commanders In Corruption Clean-Up

Today in Latin America Top Story — Peruvian President Ollanta Humala fired two-thirds of the country’s top police commanders in a move intended to root out corruption. Thirty of Peru’s […] Read More >

Climate Change Poses Challenge For Peru

In Peru, climate change is already a troubling daily reality. Peru’s arid coast depends largely on glacial run-off for its water supply, especially during the long dry season. In the […] Read More >