Archive for March, 2009

Low turn-out at Pro-Fujimori rally, trial set to conclude this week

By Annie Thériault In response to thousands of Peruvians taking to the streets of Lima, demanding that former President Alberto Fujimori be severely punished for committing crimes against humanity, about 1,000 people showed up last week for a pro-Fujimori freedom rally in Lima’s Campo de Marte Park.

Lights out in Peru for global warming

Citizens worldwide and in Peru will be switching off their lights on March 28, as part of the World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour 2009 Campaign. “This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and global warming. For the first time in history, people […]

by · March 25, 2009 · 0 comments · Climate Change, Energy, Environment

Centimeter-long pygmy frog discovered in Peru’s Manu National Park

Peruvian and German herpetologists have discovered one of the world’s smallest frogs – and the smallest amphibian yet known to the Andes – in Peru’s National Manu Park, located in the departments of Cuzco and Madre de Dios, daily El Comercio reported Wednesday. The full story on the frogs can […]

First TB treatment center to be built in northern city of Trujillo

A modern health center designed to attend to patients suffering from tuberculosis will be constructed in the northern coastal city of Trujillo, daily El Comercio reported. “We’re building a modern center, with the region’s money, but also with the help of an institution such as CARE, who decided to offer […]

by · March 25, 2009 · 0 comments · Health Care