Archive for May, 2009

Giant coca paste maceration pit smashed by police in jungle Department of Loreto

A giant coca paste maceration pit — measuring more than 25 meters in length — was found in Peru’s Amazon Department of Loreto and destroyed by police, daily El Comercio reported Monday. As part of “Operation Piranha,” 35 anti-drug police left Iquitos for the isolated jungle town of San Isidro […]

Climate Change Adaptation Program to be implemented in Departments of Cuzco and Apurímac

Peru’s Environment Ministry and Switzerland’s Agency for Development and Cooperation, or Cosude, are to implement a Climate Change Adaptation Program in Peru’s Departments of Cuzco and Apurímac, daily La República reported Monday. “By ratifying the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol, Switzerland has committed to […]

by · May 26, 2009 · 0 comments · Agro, Business, Climate Change, Environment

Extreme cold temperatures cause death of 133 children under the age of five

Climate change continues to wreck havoc in Peru’s southern Altiplano, where the arrival of freezing temperatures since March — almost three months earlier than usual — have killed more than 133 children. The extreme cold has claimed the lives of 133 children so far this year, Radio Radio Programas, or […]

by · May 26, 2009 · 0 comments · Climate Change, Environment, Health Care

Peru confirmed swine flu cases up to 25, “none are serious” Health Minister says

Although the number of confirmed swine flu cases in Peru has risen to 25, “none of them are serious,” said the Andean country’s Health Minister on Monday. If the virus is detected early, it is very treatable, said Health Minister Oscar Ugarte Ubilluz in comments to Radio Nacional. New confirmed […]

by · May 26, 2009 · 0 comments · Health Care