Peru

Record Number Of Venezuelans Arrive In Peru: Un Steps Up Response

The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has sent extra teams this week to the border between Peru and Ecuador to support the authorities, as an unprecedent number of Venezuelan refugees and migrants – over 15,000 – have entered Peru this week.
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Us To Use Galapagos Island As Military Airfield

One of my dear friends decided to spend several months traveling through South America with her new husband. I was so jealous, as I felt stuck at home with two very young children. Keri sent me pictures of them hiking in Peru, dancing in Brazil,...
Related topics: Galapagos Islands, Military, Brazil

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Var Denies Peru In Stalemate With 10-man Venezuela

Porto Alegre (Brazil) (AFP) – Ten-man Venezuela held on following the dismissal of Luis Mago to claim a 0-0 draw with Peru, who had two goals chalked off by VAR, in their opening Copa America match on Saturday. The point left the two sides...
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International Protests Mount As Peru Moves Ahead With New Airport Near Machu Picchu

The government is banking on more tourism after it replaces the outdated airport in Cusco with a gleaming new facility near the mouth of the Sacred Valley. And that's what conservationists fear. (Image credit: Pablo Porciuncula Brune /AFP/Getty...
Related topics: Protests, Airports

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Peru Congress Gives Vote Of Confidence To Government

Peru's government won a confidence vote in the country's Congress on Wednesday after a marathon debate centered on President Martin Vizcarra's effort at passing anti-corruption measures. The president had asked the opposition-controlled Congress...
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Floating Cities: The Future Or A Washed-up Idea?

Humans have a long history of living on water. Our water homes span the fishing villages in Southeast Asia, Peru and Bolivia to modern floating homes in Vancouver and Amsterdam. As our cities grapple with overcrowding and undesirable living...
Related topics: Bolivia, Vancouver, Netherlands, Amsterdam

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Peru Earthquake Death Toll Rises To 2

The death toll from the powerful earthquake that hit a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru and Ecuador has risen to two. More than 30 people have also been injured in Sunday's magnitude-8.0 earthquake that was centered about 92 kilometers...
Related topics: Earthquakes, Amazon, Ecuador

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8.0-magnitude Quake Rocks Eastern Peru

A powerful magnitude-8.0 earthquake shook a remote part of the Amazon jungle area of eastern Peru Sunday, destroying homes and knocking out power. Officials report one quake-related death after a man was killed when a boulder tumbled into his...
Related topics: Earthquakes, Amazon

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7.5 Magnitude Quake Shakes Peru – United States Geological Survey

The tremor struck around 180 kilometres east of the town of Moyobamba at a depth of 105 kilometres, the USGS reported on Sunday.
Related topics: Earthquakes, Polls

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How One Company’s Deep Web Of Corruption Took Down Governments Across Latin America

And how Brazil, Mexico and Peru responded with a wave of anticorruption measures
Related topics: Brazil, Mexico

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Peru National Pleads Guilty Of Running Call Centre To Extort Americans - Doj

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - A resident of Lima, Peru, pleaded guilty to extorting Spanish-speaking victims in the United States from call centres that fabricated charges on bogus invoices and demanded payment, the US Department of Justice and Postal...

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Prosecutor Requests 20 Years In Jail For Ex-peru President

Prosecutors in Peru alleged Tuesday that they have gathered overwhelming evidence implicating former President Ollanta Humala in Latin America's biggest graft scandal and will seek a 20-year sentence for the former head of state. Prosecutor German...

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Peru Deports First Large Group Of Illegal Venezuelan Migrants

Peru deported more than 40 Venezuelan migrants for concealing they had criminal records or for residing illegally in the country, the interior minister said on Monday, in the first large expulsion since hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans fled to...

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A Brewery In Peru Ran For Centuries, Then Burned After One Epic Ancient Party

Five hundred years before the Incan empire reached its height in South America, a different civilization reigned: the Wari. One of the Wari’s claims to fame is that they were early brewers of a drink called chicha. The fermented beverage was made...

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Peru Ponders Corruption Probe's Cost After Shocking Suicide

The suicide of former President Alan Garcia has shocked Peruvians and sparked a debate swirling Thursday on television channels and in newspaper columns: What will be the price of the country's painful reckoning with corruption? All but one of the...
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Alan García And The Fatal Compromises Of The Latin American Left

On the morning of April 17, the former president of Peru, Alan García, locked himself in his home office and shot himself. Police on the scene, who had come to arrest him, but had let him go to his office to call his attorney, rushed him to...
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The Secret To A Stable Society? A Steady Supply Of Beer Doesn't Hurt

A thousand years ago, the Wari empire stretched across Peru. At its height, it covered an area the size of the Eastern seaboard of the US from New York City to Jacksonville. It lasted for 500 years, from 600 to 1100 AD, before eventually giving rise...

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Peru’s Former President Alan Garcia Kills Himself Before Arrest Over Corruption Allegations

He faced corruption charges "for allegedly accepting bribes during the construction of Lima’s metro during his second government..."

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Coinbase Expands Cryptocurrency Trading Services Across 11 New Markets

Coinbase, one of the longest serving exchanges in the cryptocurrency ecosystem, is expanding its services across Latin America and Southeast Asia. As a result of the expansion, cryptocurrency enthusiasts in Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Chile,...
Related topics: Argentina, Colombia, Chile, India

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Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia Dies From Suicide After Police Tried To Arrest Him

Alan Garcia, the former president of Peru who was being investigated for corruption, has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Wednesday after police moved in to arrest him on the charges. Police officers arrived at Garcia’s home at...
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