Environment

Access to Central Highway Resumes Slowly

Access to Central Highway Resumes Slowly

Sections of the Central Highway have begun to be opened between Lima and La Oroya, as work continues to clear the damage to the road and the railroad track caused by flash floods and landslides along more than 120 kilometers of the highway between Matucana and the La Oroya mining town. […]

John Hemming Lecture: Two English Friends of Peru

John Hemming Lecture: Two English Friends of Peru

British author and explorer John Hemming will be giving a series of talks in Lima next week, beginning on Monday at the Teatro Britanico. Hemming is perhaps most known in Peru for his best-selling ‘Conquest of the Incas’, a must-read that Mario Vargas Llosa has described as an “extraordinary book.”  […]

UV Radiation Levels Rise in Lima and Southern Andes

UV Radiation Levels Rise in Lima and Southern Andes

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is at dangerous levels on Peru’s coast and more so across the southern Andes and Altiplano, increasing the risk of skin cancer and related illnesses. Senamhi, the weather bureau, reported this week that radiation levels from the sun are expected to reach 15 points in Lima, up from the […]

Informal Mining Protest Intensifies in Madre de Dios

A protest in Peru’s south-eastern Madre de Dios region intensified this week as demonstrators blocked a key highway and tried to take over the local airport. The protest was launched towards the start of the week by local groups and politicians that want the central government in Lima to rescind […]