Posts Tagged Peru

Deadly dengue outbreak strikes Peru

UNTV News   •   February 19, 2020

REUTERS – Twelve people have died from dengue in Peru with 5,480 cases reported cases nationwide so far in 2020, according to Peruvian authorities. Authorities have declared a health emergency...

Peru battered by heavy rains, floods

UNTV News   •   February 11, 2020

Heavy rain pounded areas of Peru over the weekend, causing rivers to overflow and highways to flood. Rain battered the northern town of Tumbes, 1017 kilometers (632 miles) north of...

‘An environmental crime’ – millions of seahorses found on ship in Peru

UNTV News   •   October 4, 2019

In an operation at the port of Callao on Monday (September 30), Peruvian authorities seized some 12.3 million seahorses that were illegally caught and allegedly destined to be sold abroad,...

Archaeologists in Peru unearth ancient mural reflecting on importance of water

Robie de Guzman   •   August 20, 2019

Archaeologists in northern Peru have unearthed an ancient mural from the lost Caral civilization that is believed to be about 3,800 years old, officials reported. The discovery was made in...

Local heroes try to rescue beached whale in Peru

Marje Pelayo   •   August 14, 2019

A group of locals jumped into the surf in Lambayeque, Peru, on Tuesday (August 13) to make a valiant effort to save a beached whale. The locals pushed on the...

Fault opens up swallowing buildings in Peru

Robie de Guzman   •   July 3, 2019

Local media reported that dozens of homes and a local health clinic were destroyed when a fault opened up in the Peruvian highlands in the early hours of June 28....

Peru’s Vizcarra flies over Amazon area where quake hit, humble residents lament losses

Robie de Guzman   •   May 27, 2019

A magnitude 8 earthquake killed one person, destroyed dozens of homes and disrupted some oil operations as it rocked Peru early on Sunday (May 26), authorities said. The quake –...

1 killed, 11 injured after a magnitude 8 earthquake strikes Peru

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 27, 2019

A magnitude 8 earthquake has killed one person and injured 11 in the northern Amazon in Peru on Sunday (May 26). More than 50 homes were destroyed including schools, churches,...

Lima zoo celebrates World Turtle Day with flowers

Robie de Guzman   •   May 24, 2019

Turtles at Lima’s Parque de las Leyendas zoo received flowers on World Turtle Day on Thursday (May 23), with zookeepers using the event to raise awareness of the dangers facing...

Peru seizes millions in counterfeit dollars destined for U.S.

Robie de Guzman   •   April 13, 2019

Peruvian police on Friday (April 12) seized more than $5 million in counterfeit money that was destined for the U.S.A., authorities reported. At the crime scene officers also found printing...

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