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Peru’s Mining Investments Total US$4 Billion in January to July

Peruvian mining investments totaled US$4 billion in the first seven months of this year, according to the National Mining, Oil and Energy Society (SNMPE). The investments, which are a key driver of Peru’s economy, are largely due to spending at the Las Bambas copper project and an expansion at the […]

Prisoners Paid for Pardons, Witnesses Testify

Prisoners Paid for Pardons, Witnesses Testify

The first two witnesses at the so-called  ‘narco pardons’ trial this week have  stated that  the Pardons Commission set up during President Alan Garcia’s administration granted reduced sentences or full pardons only to convicts who paid for the  privilege. During the six-hour hearing held at the Piedras Gordas prison in […]

Forensic Team Finds Mass Grave in Chungui, Ayacucho

Forensic Team Finds Mass Grave in Chungui, Ayacucho

A team of forensic specialists have found the remains of 50 men, women and children in Ayacucho, in five mass graves outside the town of Oronccoy. The investigation has shown that the bodies were buried in 1985, at the height of the internal conflict between Shining Path rebels and the […]

Peru to Close Machu Picchu Peaks next April for Maintenance

Peru to Close Machu Picchu Peaks next April for Maintenance

Authorities in Peru’s southern Cuco region have announced that access to two peaks at the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu will be closed to tourists in April next year. The head of the Machu Picchu National Archaeological Park, Fernando Astete, said that Huayna Picchu will be closed for the first half […]