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Leader of community blocking road to Peru copper mine arrested

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian police said on Friday that they have arrested the leader and two lawyers of an indigenous community, accusing them of trying to extort Chinese miner MMG Ltd by blocking a road it uses to transport copper for the past month.


Peru State men's basketball falls short against William Carey in first round of NAIA tournament

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A late rally by Peru State wasn't enough as the Bobcats saw their season end with a 95-89 loss to William Carey (Miss.) in the opening round of the NAIA Division I men's basketball tournament.


Nearly 100 days since disappearance of Detroit woman in Peru, family hoping US government will help with search

DETROIT, Mich. — Family and friends of missing Detroiter Carla Valpeoz are hosting a fundraiser at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn on Saturday evening. Carla’s brother, Carlos Valpeoz, says their father has been in Peru since the days after she was reported missing on Dec. 15 in Lima,


Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Mala in Peru

A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Mala in Peru. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.14 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Eve


A Peruvian ex-president was arrested at a Silicon Valley restaurant on charges of being drunk in public

Alejandro Toledo, a former President of Peru, was arrested in San Mateo, Calif. for being drunk in public. Toledo, 73, served as the South American country's president from 2001 to 2006.


City of Peru Recreation Board met march 18

City of Peru Recreation Board met March 18. * Discuss and possible motion to bid out for new playground equipment. * Discuss and possible motion to purchase additional Easter eggs.


Dallas to Lima, Peru from $259 round-trip

Information is valid at time of publication. So sometimes you may not find the price mentioned in the post (ex. after several days of the original posting date). It means that the deal was sold out or supplier (airline/agency) has changed the conditions or removed the offer.


South American presidents announce creation of new regional bloc

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A group of South American leaders signed a declaration on Friday to create a bloc they say is open to any country, regardless of ideology, to collaborate on solving regional problems.


Houston, Texas to Lima, Peru for only $237 roundtrip

Cheap flights from Houston, Texas to Lima, Peru for only $237 roundtrip. Allow the search to complete, then click an OTA to view the advertised price:


Peru's hellish mining city of La Rinconada: A warning of Washington's intentions for all of Latin America

While the West attacks Venezuela, a country that improved the lives of many of its citizens, it overlooks horrors that are taking place in Peru and other 'pro-market' countries in Latin America.


US Court of Appeals says lawsuit by indigenous farmers against Newmont over land rights should not be heard in Peru

...[T]he U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit revived Máxima Acuña Atalaya de Chaupe and her family’s case against the U.S.-based Newmont Mining Company. The family of subsistence farmers sued Newmont in the United States for abuse at the hands of the company’s security forces. The lower cour


Former Peru president arrested outside Menlo Park for alleged drunkenness

A former president of Peru who was accused of accepting bribes during his time in office was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication in San Mateo County on Sunday night, authorities said.


Electronic recycling in Peru set for March 30

The city of Peru and La Salle County are partnering to offer an electronic recycling event 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 30 at Illinois Valley Regional Airport, 4251 Urban Drive, Peru. This event is limited to La Salle County residents. Please bring ID.


Peru’s Militarized Response to Illegal Mining Isn’t Enough to Protect the Amazon

Peruvian authorities are touting an aggressive new military-led effort aimed at eliminating widespread illegal gold mining activities, which have caused massive deforestation and pollution in the fragile Amazon rainforest. But this kind of militarized environmental management could further complicat


Water challenges remain, but Peru State College will reopen Wednesday

PERU – Peru State College is preparing for the return of students on Wednesday after breaches in two spots on the town’s levee sent Missouri River water into the north part of town on Saturday afternoon.


Christian Cueva blast pushes Peru past Paraguay

HARRISON, N.J. — Christian Cueva got back on the scoresheet, and as a result Peru got back in the win column. A fourth-minute blast from Cueva ended a winless run of three games for Peru, as Ricardo Gareca’s side defeated Paraguay, 1-0, in a friendly at Red Bull Arena on Friday night. The narrow win


Chinese team travels to Peru to inspect health certification of pomegranates

The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (Minagri) reported that a technical team of the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China (GACC) had arrived in Peru to learn about Peru's Agricultural Health Service's (Senasa) health certification process for pomegranates, an imp


A first hand look at trade with Peru

Kaitlyn Kitzan grew up on a farm near Theodore, where she learned to appreciate the industry of agriculture. Following graduation from high school Kitzan headed to the University of Saskatchewan to study agriculture and bio-resources because she said she “really wanted to be a solution” in terms of


Bottled water drive for Peru State students left without water

An urgent fundraiser has been set up to help Peru State College students left without water, after the town was ravaged by floods. Students will return to campus Wednesday, after being displaced by flood waters since this past weekend.


Peru State glad to be down for just two days

PERU – Officials at Peru State College were pleased to be back on campus on Wednesday after the school was forced to close for two days due to flooding at the city’s water treatment plant last weekend.