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South Korea to Build Training Aircraft with Peruvian Air Force

October 22, 2014 12:01 pm0 comments
South Korea to Build Training Aircraft with Peruvian Air Force

Two South Korean training aircraft were presented to President Ollanta Humala on Tuesday at the Peruvian Air Force base in Las Palmas.  The training craft, the first of a fleet of 20, are part of an agreement with South Korea to begin co-production and transfer of technology in manufacturing training […]

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Peruvians Take First Places in Toronto Waterfront Marathon

October 21, 2014 2:45 pm1 comment
Peruvians Take First Places in Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Two Peruvian runners took first and second place in the Half Marathon in Toronto on Sunday, clocking in a good three minutes ahead of Jeff Costen of Canada, who came in third.  There were 10,528 participants in the race. Raul Machacuay ran the 21 kilometers in 1:04:19, while Willy Canchanya […]

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Wife of Chanchamayo Journalist Assassinated

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The wife of a journalist in Chanchamayo province was shot dead last Friday by two young men who then fled on a black motorcycle.  Gloria Lima, 38, was in the Rumba radio station in Perené with her young son when the youths entered the studio while her husband, Gerson Fabian, […]

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International Analysis — Controlling Brazil’s Amazonian Deforestation

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Op-Ed by Philip Fearnside — The Mark News  Brazil’s Amazonian deforestation declined dramatically from 2004 to2012, and many have been quick to claim credit for the improvement. The Brazilian government has repeatedly claimed that the change is thanks to inspections and fines for illegal clearing, and soy multinationals claim their […]

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Peru’s Jose Ugaz to Lead Transparency International

October 20, 2014 9:38 pm0 comments
Peru’s Jose Ugaz to Lead Transparency International

Transparency International, the global anti-corruption organization, has elected former Peruvian prosecutor Jose Ugaz as the group’s new chair. Ugaz headed the Transparency’s Peru chapter and as a state prosecutor successfully tried hundreds of corrupt officials. He is best known for his role in the corruption case against President Alberto Fujimori, who is […]

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Peru Loses 40 Percent of its Andean Glaciers

October 17, 2014 12:34 pm0 comments
Peru Loses 40 Percent of its Andean Glaciers

Peru’s government says that the country’s Andean glaciers have shrunk by more than 40 percent since the 1970s, state news agency Andina reported. Judith Torres, a specialist on glaciers at Peru’s National Water Authority, ANA, said the government needs to adopt preventative measures in the face of natural disasters and to […]

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