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Glencore Xstrata sells stake in Peru mine for $5.85 bln

Lima - Glencore Xstrata is to sell its entire stake in the Las Bambas copper mine in Peru for about $5.85 billion to a Chinese consortium. The consortium is "owned 62.5 percent by MMG Limited, 22.
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Total lunar eclipse coming to North, South American sky April 15

If you live in the North and South American regions then expect a total lunar eclipse to come your way in the wee hours or April 15. Safe to view with the naked eye, if there's a clear sky you'll see the moon in various shades of red and orange.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Evacuations as Peru volcano rumbles to life

Lima - A volcano in Peru that has not blown its top in four decades spewed more ash skyward on Tuesday, after authorities evacuated villagers to avoid Ubinas's wrath.
In the Media by AFP

Clashes over mining in Peru lead to 23 arrests

Lima - Police clashed with independent miners in the Peruvian capital Wednesday, spraying them with tear gas and arresting 23 after marchers who want in to a government mining plan hurled stones.Peru, where mining is the biggest growth industry, has an estima...
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Australians, Canadians held for stripping at Machu Picchu

Lima - Police detained four male tourists, two Australians and two Canadians, for several hours after filming and taking nude photos at Peru's famed Machu Picchu, local authorities said.The culture ministry has put up signs at the world-famous Inca site warni...
In the Media by AFP

Peruvian restaurant transports patrons back in time

Diners at a McDonalds in Peru can now be brought back to a time when the counters were too high and the world was a much bigger place.
In the Media by Jeffrey Nelson - 1 comment

Fujimori not charged in Peru forced sterilization scandal

Lima - Disgraced Peruvian ex-president Alberto Fujimori avoided prosecution over forced sterilizations that allegedly took place during his terms in office, the top prosecutor said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Training for your first or next job online

Everybody is online nowadays, but can you make it pay? Some are skeptical about training and qualifying online, others less so.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Review: ‘Huáscar’ — Shrine to the glory of Peruvian and Chilean Navies Special

Talcahuano - The warship “BAP Huáscar” was built in the UK in 1864 and served in the Peruvian Navy until her capture by the Chilean Navy in the War of the Pacific. It is now a floating museum and memorial to national navy heroes in the port of Talcahuano, Chile.
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Dolphin massacre: 15,000 killed each year in Peru

According to a report from an environmental organization, some 15,000 dolphins are killed every year by fishermen in Peru. The dolphins are used for bait to catch endangered sharks.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Peru's poorest residents to receive free solar power

Lima - A new program in the South American country will provide 2 million of the nation's poorest people with free electricity.
In the Media by Sean Fraser - 5 comments

Peruvian Air Force revives defunct UFO investigations wing

Lima - Sightings of anomalous aerial phenomena — UFOs to you and me — are on the increase in Peru. So much so that the Peruvian Air Force, the Fuerza Aérea del Perú (FAP), has announced it’s reinstating a UFO investigations team moribund since 2005.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

Study estimated abundance and diversity of Amazonian tree species

A large study in the Amazon Basin, which includes parts of Brazil, Peru, Colombia, among others, found that in this area there are approximately 390 billion trees belonging to about 16,000 different species.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 4 comments

Ruins of ‘Old Panama’ — first European settlement on the Pacific Special

Panama City - The archaeological ruins known as “Panama Viejo” (Old Panama) are the remains of the first Spanish settlement on the Pacific coast. Through Old Panama, and the town of “Nombre de Dios” passed most of the riches the Spaniards took from America.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 11 comments

Photo Essay: 'Vegetable ivory' carved by ethnic Wounaan of Panama Special

Panama City - Tagua, also known as vegetable ivory, is the seed of a palm that grows in tropical rainforests. The Wounaan indigenous people of the region of Darién, Panama, use these nuts to create beautiful figures of animals of the forest.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 8 comments

Colin Firth to voice Paddington Bear

London - Actor Colin Firth will provide the voice of the lovable Paddington Bear in a new film from the men behind the "Harry Potter" movies.
In the Media by Layne Weiss - 1 comment

Photo Essay: Llamas — Legacy of the Incas in the Andean highlands Special

Llamas are Andean mammals related to camels and dromedaries. Llamas were first domesticated about 5,000 years ago by the Incas of the Peruvian highlands and they are still bred by the people of the Andes for their meat, wool and as beasts of burden.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 3 comments

Photo Essay: Toconao — ‘Stone town’ in the silence of the desert Special

Calama - Toconao, a small town in the Atacama Desert is home to an ancient native community. The charm of the village comes from its plainness, the calm of its people, its special climate, and its lovely religious architecture that has stood the test of time.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Don't cry for the Lima cocaine mules

Lima - Earlier this week, two young women were arrested at Lima Airport with bags full of cocaine. They face years, perhaps decades in gaol. Ain't life a bitch?
In the Media by Alexander Baron

As many as 25 Andean condors poisoned in Chilean Andes, 3 died

Los Andes - Seventeen condors with apparent poisoning symptoms were rescued by travelers en route to the crossing of the Andes from Santiago to Mendoza. Witnesses said many birds were flying erratically and several collapsed while trying to land on rocks.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 3 comments
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