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Isolated Peru tribe makes uncomfortable contact
The Associated Press
LIMA, Peru (AP) - Peruvian authorities say they are struggling to keep outsiders away from a clan of previously isolated Amazon Indians who began appearing on the banks of a jungle river popular with environmental tourists last year.

The behavior of the small group of Mashco-Piro Indians has puzzled scientists, who say it may be related to the encroachment of loggers and by low-flying aircraft from nearby natural gas and oil exploration in the southeastern region of the country.

Clan members have been blamed for two bow-and-arrow attacks on people near the riverbank in Madre de Dios state where officials say the Indians were first seen last May.

One badly wounded a forest ranger in October. The following month, another fatally pierced the heart of ...

ALERT! Stop Peru's Road to Rainforest Ecocide and Genocide
http://www.rainforestportal.org
Plans are to build a highway through Alto Purus - Peru's largest national park - comprised of vital intact Amazonian rainforest ecosystems and inhabited by at least two 'uncontacted' indigenous tribes [search]. The Alto Purus protected rainforest in south-east Peru is an area of incredible biodiversity covering some of the most pristine forests in the southwestern Amazon and home to jaguars, monkeys and pink dolphins.

Ancient popcorn discovered in Peru
Posted on 18 January 2012 - Smithsonian Institute
People living along the coast of Peru were eating popcorn 1,000 years earlier than previously reported and before ceramic pottery was used there, according to a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences co-authored by Dolores Piperno, curator of New World archaeology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and emeritus staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute...

Ancient cave paintings found in Peru
The president of the Cave Art Peruvian Association, Gori Echevarria reported the finding of cave paintings depicting humans, animals and geometric figures (circa 8-12,000 years old) in the province of Churcampa, located in the Peru's central Huancavelica region. Echevarria said six cave paintings were...



Protecting Peru's ancient past
BBC News
By Mattia Cabitza BBC News, Cuzco The return to Peru of the bones of 177 people taken a century ago from the Inca city of Machu Picchu has marked another important milestone in the repatriation of Peruvian antiquities. The country is the birthplace of ...

Peru's Cocha Cashu biological station changes management
Mongabay.com
The San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy is taking over management of the productive Cocha Cashu field station in Manu National Park, Peru. To date, nearly 600 scientific papers have come out of research conducted at the station, making it among ...


Peru's Shining Path defeated, rebel leader admits
BBC News
Peru's Shining Path rebel movement has been defeated, one of the group's few active remaining leaders has admitted. Comrade Artemio, who heads a group in northern Peru, said they were ready to talk to the government about ending their armed rebellion...

Peru One Of The Must-see Places For Next Year
BERNAMA.com
Peru has been listed among the best trips for next year by the National Geographic Travellers magazine.

Recently the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, located in Cusco was voted as the top destination to visit before you die in an online poll created by American news website The Huffington Post.

The international travel magazine described the Andean country as "the next foodie frontier" and says that there are plenty of reasons to visit Peru; for instance, to explore...

Marcahuamachuco: Peru's New Machu Picchu? (VIDEO)
Huffington Post
The Global Heritage Fund (GHF), an international conservancy for endangered cultural heritage sites in developing countries, has selected Marcahuamachuco as a second new conservation and community development project in Peru. ...


Peru archaeologists find pre-Inca sacrificed babies
BBC News
Researchers at the Sillustani archaeological site in Peru say they have found the bodies of 44 children thought to have been sacrificed between 600 and 700 years ago. They were buried in pairs in baskets placed around stone funerary towers. ...

Peru Sea Lions
KMOV.com
A nine-month sea lion named 'Luciano', left, and a two-year one named 'Ralph', are seen at the headquarters of Peru's Organization for Research and Conservation of Aquatic Animals, ORCA, in San Bartolo, Peru, Friday, Nov. 18, 2011. ...

Graveyard of Whale Fossils Puzzles Paleontologists in Peru
Newser
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff (Newser) - A newly discovered graveyard of ancient whales in Peru has scientists wondering how on Earth the bus-sized mammals all ended up dying in the same place. "That's the top question," says the director of a nearby




Antpitta-Whispering in Peru
The newest location to habituate rare antpittas to hand feeding is the Owlet Lodge in Peru's Abra Patricia-Alto Nieva Private Conservation Area. If you're looking ...

Giant Mummy Discovered in Peru
NTDTV
Peruvian researchers are puzzled on Friday over an oddly formed mummy found recently in the Cuzco region, the heart of Incan civilization. The mummy now sits in the Ritos Andinos Museum in Andahuaylillas, some 685 miles southeast of Lima. ...

For First Time, Reclusive Bird Now Appearing on Cue at Peruvian Reserve
For the first time at any Peruvian reserve, visitors to the Owlet Lodge in the Abra Patricia-Alto Nieva Private Conservation Area are now seeing an Undulated Antpitta habituated to worm feeding. The ability to bring the bird into view in this fashion is particularly exciting to bird watchers since the Undulated Antpitta is normally very secretive and extremely difficult to see in the dense vegetation it usually inhabits...

Peru seen as ideal place to do business
Peru this Week
Peru has been ranked as the second easiest place in Latin America and the Caribbean to do business, according to a new report from the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank. The 'Doing Business 2012' report found that Peru, ...

Peruvian postage stamps feature endangered birds
Andina - Agencia Peruana de Noticias
The Peruvian Postal Service has announced two new postage stamps featuring two of the world's most endangered birds, thanks to the efforts of Asociacion Ecosistemas Andinos, American Bird Conservancy's partner in Peru, and the Natural History Museum of ...

Cheer up, Captain!
RT
Rich in silver, gold and oil, it seems that Peru's vibrant and eclectic heritage itself has inspired the 2012 spring-summer collection by the promising Peruvian fashion designer Sitka Semcsh. Her designs are as eye-catching as Lake Titicaca, ...


Isolated indigenous people and tourists collide in Peru park - Care2 ...
By Cal Mendelsohn
New video released by the Peruvian government shows a potentially disastrous encounter between tourists and indigenous people long isolated from the outside world.


Archaeologist May Have Discovered Peru's Oldest Catholic Church Fox News
A 16th century Catholic Church - believed to be Peru's oldest - was discovered outside the northern coastal city of Piura. The church was built in 1534 but its mud walls deteriorated over time as Spanish conquistadors abandoned the area, said archaeologist Cesar Astuhuaman of Piura University. Historical documents discovered in an archive in Sevilla, Spain, helped Read more: 

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PETER MEL WINS BILLABONG PICO ALTO
Surfline.com Surf News
Pico Alto is one of the longest-surfed big waves in the world. Peter Mel is one of the oldest surfers on the Big Wave World Tour (sorry, Pete). Coincidence that the Santa Cruz charger turned Quik office guy took down a wide field of younger chargers on ...


2011 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Champs to take place in Peru

The 2011 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championship is being held in Peru for the first time ever. The country was chosen among other candidate nations because of its fervent commitment to a better surfing future, a great and well-structured National Governing Body (the Peruvian Surfing Federation), a coast packed with consistent waves and also due to the promotion of surfing in this region.

Exploring the ancient in Peru

A Latin Affair with Rae Wilson | 1st May 2011
MY introduction to northern Peru brought relaxation, wonderment and a good dose of reality.I started with a few days in balmy Mancora, not far from the border with Ecuador...



Peru's national anthem: a colossal bummer?
There's a movement afoot to rewrite the national anthem, which critics say damages the national psyche and creates an inferiority complex.

South America's oldest textiles found in Peru
Andina - Agencia Peruana de Noticias
Lima, Apr. 14 (ANDINA). Textiles and rope fragments found in a Peruvian cave have been dated to around 12000 years ago, making them the oldest textiles ever found in South America, according to a report in the April issue of Current Anthropology. ...


Peru's Private Treasures at Museo Larco
TIME
By David Kaufman Thursday, Apr. 07, 2011 Peru's ancient past may dazzle, but its poorly funded public archaeological museums fail to shine nearly as bright, and many important collections remain in private hands. Of these, none are more important than ...


Raw Video: Peru Unpacks Artifacts From Yale
The Associated Press
Peruvian archaeologists began on Thursday to unpack and register the first batch of Machu Picchu artifacts returned to Peru by Yale University. The artifacts were taken from Peru to the US, 100 years ago. (April 2)


Amazon adventurer Ed Stafford given award
BBC News
Mr Stafford walked from Peru to the Brazilian coast in 859 days. He had to contend with vipers and electric eels and was also wrongly accused of murder during his journey, which began in April 2008. Mr Stafford said: "It means a lot that the expedition ...


VIDEO: Giant solar calendar measures time
BBC News
Professor Brian Cox has visited a giant desert solar calendar in Peru in his quest to understand the nature of time in creating and ending the universe. The 2500-year-old solar calendar in Chankillo was built by a civilization of which very little is ...


Archaeological find puts Peru's history in new light

Lima -  An archaeological discovery in the jungles of the southern portion of Cuzco province is forcing a revision of our knowledge about Peru's pre-Incan past.

The location of an ancient city in the Espiritu Pampa area means that the Wari civilization, which flourished from the sixth through 13th centuries, extended much farther south and east than had been thought, Peruvian Culture Ministry official Juan Julio Garcia told Efe on Thursday.






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Here is where to read Breaking News in Peru - Latest News Briefs and Visitor-Added News

Puno Lake Titicaca Roads Opened Yesterday...Still Some Problems 
The strike by the primarily-Aymara indigenous population in the Puno/Lake Titicaca area of Peru has been lifted. The blockades of roads were removed …

2014 April 3rd - Peru Tsunami and Volcano 
The earthquake on April 1st (day before yesterday) in Northern Chile resulted in a warning along the Peruvian coast. However, there were no reports …

2-Day Strike in Cusco Affects 5,000 Tourists 
February 27, 2014 A strike of workers in Cusco, Peru, ended after two days, leaving behind losses of 2+ million dollars. CANATUR, the association …

Large Waves to Affect Ports and Beaches on Peruvian Coast 
~ October 26, 2013 Peru's Navy reports that from today (Saturday) until about Tuesday the 29th, there are going to be larger-than-usual waves …

Cajamarca, Peru: Caution Advised - Ongoing Protests against the Minas Conga Project 
Photo by Morrisey Inside-Peru.com Cajamarca, a region in northern Peru, has made headlines around the world for ongoing protests concerning …

New findings at Chavín de Huántar 
New findings of a recent archaeoacoustic study suggests that the ancients of the 3,000-year-old Andean ceremonial center at Chavín de Huántar, in the central …

Strikes in Cajamarca, Peru  
Cajamarca Region Cumbemayo Imagen Central ~ by Mario Vargas - Lima Peru Here is a report from friends in …

Peruvian Airlines Grounded - Govt Evacs Stranded Tourists 
After airline grounding, Peru's military ferries tourists to capital Washington Post By AP, LIMA, Peru — A Peruvian military plane has flown 75 …

Peru Creates A Tourism Security Assistance Network 
Modern Buildings Centre of Lima, Peru Click here... LIMA, Aug 19 (BERNAMA-NNN-ANDINA) -- Peru has set …

Angry Tourists Not Allowed into Machu Picchu 
Inca City of Machu Picchu, Machu Picc... …

June 14, 2010 - Puno's Problems Resolving, Titicaca Quieter? 
Initial reports today, June 14,2010, are that the proposed hydroelectric dam (Hidroeléctrica del Inambari) was suspended. This has been one of the key …

2011 June 13 - Bolivia General Transportatin Strike - General Advisory 
Bolivia is essentially shut down today to travel by road. Strikers throughout Bolivia are upset about new regulations, one of which is that no cars older …

2011 June 13 Puno - Strikes Continue in Lake Titicaca Peru region 
News reports state that the international crossing into Bolivia from Peru remains closed by strikers today. Not all roads in the area are closed and …

11 June, 2010 - Travel Advisory - Avoid Puno/Lake Titicaca 
News sources reported the main international highway between Peru and Bolivia remained closed. The atmosphere was described as calm but tense today. …

June 10, 2011 - Puno, Peru - Road Blocks Continue 
Yesterday, June 9, 2011, Puno, Peru. The international bridge between Peru and Bolivia was partially blocked, backing up hundreds of vehicles. The Aymara …

Ollanta Humala is the New President of Peru 
With 88% of the votes in at last count, Ollanta Humala is assured of being Peru's new president. He takes office on July 28th, 2011. What does that …

Puno Strikes Continue - Travelers Advisory 
May 30, 2011, Inside-Peru.com - It appears that the strikes in Puno - Lake Titicaca in Peru will continue this week. Advisory - If you are in Puno, …

Peru Team wins surfing's ISP World Junior Championships 2011 
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 28 May, 2011 : - - Today, in one of the most dramatic last-day recoveries of overall team standings in the event …

South African Junior Team sets sights on Peru Surf 
South African Junior Team sets sights on Peru Global Surf News Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 17 May, 2011 : - - The 2011 South African Junior …

Illegal logging hits Peru bird habitat  
Illegal deforestation of habitats is threatening many species of birds living in Peru between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon rainforest, scientists …

Stolen Artifacts Peru 
Stolen artifacts returned to Peru HOUSTON (KTRK) -- US customs agents have returned to Peru more than $43000 worth …

Human Rights Needs in Peru 
The General Coordinator of Human Rights in Peru brought out recently a list of her priorities for human rights in Peru. Here are what we consider some …

TACA adds flights to Tarapoto and Trujillo, Peru 
  TACA (now Avianca)   Cheap tickets to great destinations   Service operates with Embraer E190 aircraft, except Juliaca is …

New Archaeological Find In Patacancha, Peru 120 miles north of NAZCA lines 
I stumbled across a man made structure in Peru as you will see in the attached pictures, Most important, is a bunch of animals carved into the top of a …

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4,000 year-old temples found in Peru 
Lima, Sep 19 (IANS/EFE) Peruvian archaeologists have discovered two ceremonial temples believed to be buried since more than 4,000 years. The temples …

Big business clear winner in Peru's asparagus industry 
Today's report on the human cost of Peru's burgeoning asparagus industry goes to the heart of the debate about development - aid policy continues to favour …

In Peru's Amazon, traces of an advanced civilization 
Augusto Oyuela-Caycedo, a University of Florida archaeologist, examines bits of ceramics found at a site in northeastern Peru. In Washington Post …

Giant Whale-Eating Whale Remains Found In Peru 
VIDEO The remains of a giant whale have been found in Peru, and experts believe it may have been one of the largest predatory animals to ever live. An …

Wood-eating catfish discovered in Peru  
A new species of armoured catfish that eats wood with spoon-shaped teeth has been discovered in a remote area of the Amazonian jungle in Peru. ..more at …

Earthquake hits Northern Peru NOW 
We just went through an earthquake that I would estimate here in our town was 5.3. If it was centered where the recent quakes have been in eastern Peru's …

Learn Spanish Ecuador 
- For Those Who Love Adventure If you choose to learn Spanish Ecuador, you can see the Amazon rain forest, the snow-capped Andes and the Galapagos Islands. …

Cultural Heritage Sites Peru 
Pampa Colorada Cultural Heritage Sites Peru In March 2010, the National Institute of Culture of Peru (the INC) named 75 archaeological and historical …

Global Warming Affecting Peru 
Well, this is a comment on what I've read and heard from locals here in Peru. With the disintegration of part of a glacier, resulting in a "tsunami" …

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If you are planning a trip to Peru, it is essential to be up to date on the news.

Peru is a large country and can experience any of the changes that affect travel in a large country - political changes, road closures, earthquakes, floods, etc. You need to stay on top of these changes since they may affect your plans.

On the other hand, the Peru news reports that you or relatives might see on the news in the USA for example, may be of concern to them.

Again, however, Peru is a big country and much of the big events that hit the world news only affect a very small area of the Peru. An example would be the earthquakes - actually, a very tiny percentage of the area of Peru is ever affected even by the largest earthquakes.

So in that respect, keeping on top of the actual news from Peru can be comforting to your loved ones...and yourself!

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