Archive for September, 2009

Cancer prevention campaign launched nationwide

Peru’s National League for the Prevention of Cancer has launched its nationwide 2009 fund-raising campaign, which aims to collect funds for awareness and prevention activities and a modern clinic designed to attend to 60,000 cancer patients annually. Across the Andean country, a small “army” of 10,000 volunteers is currently collecting […]

by · September 18, 2009 · 0 comments · Health Care

Two dead and four injured during clash over mining project in Cajamarca

Two people – including an 18-month old child – died Tuesday when a clash erupted over a planned but unwanted mining project in the northern highland town of Vista Alegre, located in the southern department of Arequipa, reported daily Peru21. Around noon on Tuesday, various Vista Alegre residents opposed to […]

by · September 18, 2009 · 0 comments · Business, Crime, Law & Justice, Mining

Lawyer for jailed Shining Path founder charged with “apology for terrorism” over book announcement

Days after the announcement that a book of manuscripts written by Abimael Guzman – the principal architect and strategist of Peru’s Maoist Shining Path guerrilla – would soon be published, Peru filed apology for terrorism charges against Guzman, his lover and Shining Path’s second-in-command Elena Iparraguirre, as well as his […]

Health Ministry: swine flu death toll rises to 121

Peru Health Minister Oscar Ugarte reported Tuesday that the AH1N1 flu virus claimed its 121st fatality. In the past week, 12 Peruvians have died as a result of the swine flu, including three in Peru ’s capital, Lima . In the northern coastal city of Trujillo – where 20 cases […]

by · September 17, 2009 · 0 comments · Health Care