Archive for July, 2009

DA confirms Bagua indigenous protesters were not armed

Amazonas region District Attorney Oswaldo Bautista Carranza has confirmed that indigenous protestors involved in a deadly clash with police last June were not carrying firearms. “Our preliminary investigation has led us to the conclusion that the indigenous protesters were not carrying any type of firearm,” said Bautista in comments to […]

More than 800,000 tourists have visited Peru since January

More than 800,000 tourists – mostly from the U.S., Ecuador, Argentina and Chile – have visited Peru since January, reported the Andean country’s Immigration Ministry on Thursday. According to the Ministry, some 184,00 Americans, 60,000 Ecuadorians, 48,500 Argentineans and 46,600 Chileans have spent time visiting some of Peru’s natural and […]

by · July 23, 2009 · 0 comments · Exploration, Travel/Tourism

Comrade “Artemio” wounded during confrontation with police in Peru’s Huallaga Valley

Comrade “Artemio,” the only known Shining Path leader from the group’s original directorate, was wounded during an armed confrontation with police before managing to escape Tuesday morning in the Huánuco district of Yanajanca. According to police, in his race to get away, Artemio left behind flyers, personal documents, and a […]

by · July 23, 2009 · 0 comments · Coca/Cocaine, Insurgency, Law & Justice

Peru singer Brenda Mau grabs 2nd place in Spain’s “Operación Triunfo” talent contest

Peru-born singer Brenda Mau scored second place on Spain’s TV reality-show singing contest “Operación Triunfo.” During her appearance on the show’s finale, Mau, 20, sang Dinah Washington’s “Teach me Tonight.” She was praised by the jury for her performance, and lost out only to Mario Alvarez, who won a Sony […]

by · July 23, 2009 · 0 comments · Arts/Culture