Archive for September, 2009

Mine collapses in La Rinconada, three miners dead

A gold mine located in La Rinconada – the highest and perhaps one of the filthiest shantytowns in the world – collapsed early Wednesday morning, killing three miners. According to witnesses, a rock-tunnel caved in and the miners were buried alive. Family members and miners told daily El Comercio that […]

by · September 2, 2009 · 0 comments · Accidents, Business, Environment, Mining

Shining Path founder Abimael Guzmán seeks “family visit” with lover Elena Iparraguirre

Defense lawyers for Abimael Guzman – the principal architect and strategist of Peru’s Maoist Shining Path insurgency – and his partner Elena Iparraguirre have launched a legal crusade to reunite the couple in prison.

by · September 2, 2009 · 0 comments · Crime, Human Rights, Insurgency, Law & Justice

Grieving families bury dead massacred by Peruvian military at Putis

The remains of 92 people murdered and buried in a mass grave by the Peruvian military in 1984 were laid to rest Saturday, nearly 25 years after one of the worst military massacres occurred in the remote Andean village of Putis. The burials culminated a two-day funeral procession that departed […]

by · September 2, 2009 · 0 comments · Crime, Human Rights, Law & Justice

Peru swine flu death toll swells to 98

Peru Health Minister Oscar Ugarte reported Friday that the AH1N1 flu virus claimed its 98th fatality, and confirmed 353 new cases across Peru. In the past week, 18 Peruvians died as a result of the swine flu. According to Ugarte, the latest victims were all at-risk patients that suffered from various […]

by · September 2, 2009 · 0 comments · Health Care