Archive for March, 2009

Millions of Peruvians respond to Earth Hour’s climate call

Many Peruvian landmarks — and world famous cultural symbol Machu Picchu — went dark for the World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour 2009. Lights went out around the world for Earth Hour on Saturday, March 28, 2009, at exactly 8:30 PM local time, in every time zone. In Peru’s capital, Lima, […]

by · March 30, 2009 · 0 comments · Climate Change, Energy, Environment

Peru illusionist “Princess Inca” levitates for 15 minutes, leaves onlookers spellbound

Peru illusionist Claudia Pacheco — also known as “Princess Inca” — levitated in mid-air last Friday, drawing a multitude of fans for an event staged in Lima’s central plaza. Pacheco, 32, a former student of Peru’s School of Fine Arts, levitated in the standard yoga position, approximately 30 centimeters off […]

Environment Ministry to take emergency measures to reduce heavy-metal and mining contamination in Amazon region

Environment Ministry to take emergency measures to reduce heavy-metal and mining contamination in Amazon region

Emergency measures to reduce heavy-metal contamination in Peru’s Mantaro River basin and pollution caused by informal mining in the Amazon’s Madre de Dios region are soon to be implemented, said Environment Minister Antonio Brack Egg on Sunday.

by · March 30, 2009 · 0 comments · Business, Environment, Feature, Mining

Doe Run Peru halts operations, government considers $75 million bailout

Doe Run Peru, which halted 95 percent of its operations at the La Oroya poly-metallic smelter after a consortium of banks led by PNP Paribas cut its credit lines, is hoping that the Peru government will agree to a $75 million bailout. An affiliate of the Renco Group, Doe Run […]

by · March 30, 2009 · 0 comments · Business, Lima, Mining, Politics, Provinces