Peru


Peru glaciers shrank by 40% in 4 decades

2014-10-16 11:40

Climate change has shrunk the Peruvian glaciers by 40% in the past four decades and the melt-off has spawned nearly 1 000 new high-altitude lakes since 1980, Peru's government says.

Injured Spaniard trapped for 7 days in Peru cave

2014-09-26 08:20

Rescuers are working to save an injured Spanish speleologist who has been trapped for a week about 400m underground in a cave in Peru's remote Amazon region.

Gold Fields sells stake in Peru project

2014-08-19 10:16

Gold Fields has agreed to sell its stake in Canteras del Hallazgo the company that manages the Chucapaca project in southern Peru.

Isolated Indians make contact with outside world

2014-07-31 11:53

Isolated native people likely fleeing attacks in Peru have turned up in Brazil's Amazon rainforest where they made contact with the outside world.

Endangered Amazon Indians 'forced' to make contact

2014-07-04 09:50

A group of Indigenous people from the Amazonian rainforest has made contact with for the first time with outsiders, according to advocacy group.

Inmates rock Peru prison with Superstar

2014-04-18 10:00

Inmates have rocked a Peruvian prison with a Holy Week performance of the musical Jesus Christ Superstar.

People flee as Peru volcano rumbles to life

2014-04-02 07:31

A volcano in Peru that has not blown its top in four decades has spewed more ash skyward, after authorities evacuated villagers to avoid Ubinas's wrath.

400 dolphins dead on Peru beaches

2014-02-05 18:51

The bodies of around 400 dolphins have washed up on beaches in northern Peru, baffling authorities who are so far mystified as to the cause, officials say.

 

Authorities say 8 killed in Peru quake

2014-09-29 15:20

A shallow, 4.9-magnitude earthquake has killed at least eight people whose crudely constructed homes collapsed in a remote Andean village near Cuzco, a Peruvian civil defence official says.

7.6 tons of cocaine seized in Peru

2014-08-31 07:32

Peru's interior ministry said on Saturday the final tally of a record cocaine seizure this week totalled 7.6 tons, with a street value of more than $300 000m.

Glencore gets $7bn from mine sale

2014-08-01 10:40

Glencore has received $7bn from the sale of one of the world's largest copper projects, the Las Bambas mine in Peru.

Peru says El Nino threat over, fish returning

2014-07-06 13:45

The worst of the potentially disastrous weather pattern El Nino is now behind Peru and cooling sea temperatures are luring back schools of anchovy, the key ingredient in fishmeal, authorities say.

UN green fund seeks $15bn for climate

2014-07-03 15:03

A UN fund to help developing nations fight global warming is on track to start raising cash in November, with poor nations seeking $15bn, officials say.

Glencore sells mine for $6bn to China buyer

2014-04-14 08:53

Glencore Xstrata has sold its interest in a Peru copper mine to a Chinese consortium in a $6bn cash deal in one of China's largest recent mining acquisitions.

New lizard species discovered in Peru

2014-03-12 13:40

Scientists have discovered a new species of lizard at a national park in Peru, experts say.

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