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Pope Francis warns of threat to Amazon peoples on Peru visit

Pope Francis has used a visit to Peru to sound a stark warning about the pressure on the Amazon and its peoples posed by business interests. He told indigenous people in the small town of Puerto Maldonado that the region had never been so threatened. Tribal elders called on him to help protect them

BBC - 2018-01-19 21:41:50

1,500-year-old ruins shed light on Peru's mysterious Moche people

Archaeologists uncovered two ceremonial chambers in Peru Moche people ruled the northern coast of Peru from about 100 to 700 AD The finds show that Moche rituals seen only before on iconography, actually took place

CNN - 2018-01-19 16:55:05

Protect the Amazon from big business and greed, Pope Francis urges

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (Reuters) - Pope Francis issued a ringing defense of the people and the environment of the Amazon on Friday, saying big business and "consumerist greed" could not be allowed to destroy a natural habitat vital for the entire planet. Francis, who has made the environment and cl

REUTERS - 2018-01-20 03:07:36

Pope lands in Peru as president seeks help in political crisis

LIMA (Reuters) - Pope Francis arrived in Peru on Thursday, as President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski appealed to the pontiff to help put the country back on track after a political crisis nearly ousted him from office a month ago. The Argentine pope landed in the Peruvian capital from neighboring Chile,

REUTERS

Pope Francis arrives in crisis-hit Peru

Pope Francis has arrived in Peru on the final leg of a two-nation trip to South America. He was met at Lima airport by Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who appealed to the pontiff to help resolve a continuing political crisis. Peruvians have been protesting against the authorities' decision

BBC

Pope wraps up Chile stop with visit to migrants, on to Peru

SANTIAGO, Chile - Pope Francis wraps up his Chile visit Thursday by meeting with members of the South American nation's booming immigrant community, who are flocking to the region's strongest and most stable economy but are increasingly the focus of political and social discontent. After an emotiona

FOXNEWS

Pope's help sought in Peru on Incan temple taken during conquest

LIMA (Reuters) - In his 2015 trip to Bolivia, Pope Francis asked for forgiveness for the "grave sins" committed against native people in the Americas in the name of the Catholic Church. In Peru this week, he will be asked to go a step further by making amends for the Church's 16th century takeover

REUTERS

The Latest: Peru indigenous ask pope to push for land rights

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Latin America (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Peru's indigenous leaders have sent a letter to Pope Francis urging him to press for the cleanup of polluted rivers and recognition of ancestral land rights during his visit to the Amazon. Three um

NY DAILY NEWS

The pope heads to Peru to visit a town 'absolutely destroying itself' for gold

Guadalupe Tayori and her four children spent eight hours traveling by truck, canoe and bus to reach the capital of Madre de Dios, in southeastern Peru, in hopes of hearing Pope Francis. And the weathered 58-year-old woman from Puerto Luz is clear about what she wants from him: help clearing out the

MIAMI HERALD

Peru shamans hold rituals, foresee good news during Pope's visit

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian shamans said on Wednesday they expect good news from the visit of Pope Francis to the Andean nation, and held rituals on a beach near Lima to give him strength to fight against accusations of sexual abuse that have plagued the Roman Catholic Church. Dressed in ponchos, the

REUTERS

Hudbay Announces 2018 Production and Cost Guidance and New Collective Bargaining Agreements in Peru and Manitoba

TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hudbay Minerals Inc. ("Hudbay" or the "company") (HBM.TO) (HBM.TO) today released its production and operating cost guidance along with its capital and exploration expenditure forecasts for 2018 and announced the entering into of new three-year collective b

CNBC

Timbers acquire winger Andy Polo from La Liga club

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Portland Timbers have acquired winger Andy Polo on loan from La Liga club Monarcas Morelia for the upcoming season. The 23-year-old native of Peru played in 25 matches last year for Morelia and made six starts with two goals. He's also World Cup-bound, having appeared in Pe

USA TODAY

AP PHOTOS: Peru prisoners build chairs for papal visit

PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru - Prisoners convicted of crimes like robbery and drug trafficking at a prison in the Peruvian Amazon are using their time behind bars to build simple wooden chairs that indigenous leaders will use while meeting with Pope Francis. More than a hundred inmates were commissioned b

FOXNEWS

Newly discovered 'Clockwork Orange' frog species named after legendary director Stanley Kubrick

Washington: Scientists have discovered a new frog species with orange blotches on its limbs, and named it after American filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, who is known for directing the dystopian crime film A Clockwork Orange. Researchers also discovered a species named kamagarini, which means 'demon' or '

FIRSTPOST

Peru's Newest National Park Safeguards 2 Million Acres of Amazon Rainforest

The Peruvian government announced it will establish a new and enormous national park in the Amazon. Yaguas National Park, located in the northern region of Loreto, consists of 2,147,166 acres of rainforest, a vast river system and is home to more than 3,000 species of plants, 500 species of birds

ECOWATCH.COM

GoldMining Announces NI 43-101 Gold Resource for the Crucero Gold Project, Peru

Highlights:The Crucero NI 43-101 resource estimate includes an indicated resource of 1.0 Moz gold (30,653,000 tonnes at an average grade of 1.0 g/t gold) and an inferred resource of 1.1 Moz gold (35,779,000 tonnes at an average grade of 1.0 g/t gold) at a 0.4 g/t gold cut-off (See Tables 1 and 2 for

BUSINESS INSIDER

Chinese agency Dagong cuts U.S. sovereign ratings to BBB+ from A-

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Dagong Global Credit Rating Co, one of the country's most prominent ratings firms, on Tuesday cut the local and foreign currency sovereign ratings of the United States, citing an increasing reliance on debt in the world's largest economy. Dagong said in a statement that

REUTERS

China's Dagong lowers US sovereign ratings to Peru level following tax cuts

* Dagong cuts U.S. ratings to BBB+ from A-, outlook negative * Says tax cuts, increasing reliance on debt weaken U.S. solvency * U.S. now on par with Peru, six notches below Chinese local debt By Ryan Woo and Marius Zaharia BEIJING/HONG KONG, Jan 16 (Reuters) - China's Dagong Global Credit Rating Co

CNBC

Pope Francis arrives in Chile for weeklong trip focused on the poor, the rainforest and indigenous people

Pope Francis arrived here in the Chilean capital Monday evening to start a weeklong swing through Chile and Peru in which he is expected to highlight the plight of indigenous peoples, the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and the precarious status of immigrants and the poor. In an eleventh-hour s

LA TIMES

Peru family drama threatens South America's success story

Few countries in the world have recently had as many reasons to celebrate as Peru. First, its national football squad qualified for the World Cup for the first time in 36 years. And then it was announced that the team's star player, Pablo Guerrero, would be allowed to play after a doping ban against

BBC