Archive for August, 2009

Two soldiers, four Shining Path guerrillas dead after shootout in Huancavelica

Two soldiers and four suspected Shining Path guerrillas were killed in the highland department of Huancavelica early Wednesday morning after an operation to capture “Comrade Raúl” turned violent, said Defense Minister Rafael Rey.

by · August 27, 2009 · 0 comments · Crime, Insurgency, Law & Justice

2,000-year-old Mochica tomb discovered in northern Peru

A team of Peruvian archeologists directed by Walter Alva discovered a 2,000-year old tomb that apparently belonged to a Mochica warrior. “This discovery is very important because the tomb could be one of the most ancient tombs at the Huaca Rajada mausoleum,” said Alva, who led the Lord of Sipán […]

by · August 27, 2009 · 0 comments · Archaeology

Peruvian artist Maya Watanabe’s multimedia work to be showcased during the Beijing 798 Biennale 2009

Peruvian multimedia artist Maya Watanabe’s “A-phan-ousia” film will be showcased during the Beijing 798 Biennale 2009, a mega-event that will bring the works of more than 70 artists to China’s capital, focusing on video, photography, installation, performance, audio, site-specific works, and other new art forms.

by · August 27, 2009 · 0 comments · Arts/Culture

Laptops given to Asháninka youth by Junín Regional Government gather dust as majority of communities lack electricity

More than 2,600 laptops given to Asháninka children by Peru’s Education Ministry and the Junín Regional Government gather dust as 50 of the 73 communities targeted by the project lack electricity, and consequently no way of recharging their computer batteries. “It’s true that most of these communities have no electricity,” […]

by · August 27, 2009 · 0 comments · Technology