Archive for January, 2013

Humboldt Scientific Research Ship Sets Sail for Antarctica

Humboldt Scientific Research Ship Sets Sail for Antarctica

Peru’s science research ship, Humboldt, left Callao en route to Antarctica Monday with a full crew and 23 scientists on board from the Instituto del Mar (Imarpe) and the Navy’s hydrographic and navigation office.  This expedition, Antar XXI, is to operate from the Machu Picchu Base on King George Island […]

Police capture delinquent Gringasho, take forensics to determine his age

Police capture delinquent Gringasho, take forensics to determine his age

The juvenile delinquent known as Gringasho, who on New Year’s Eve instigated an escape of 27 inmates from the youth detention center in Lima’s district of San Miguel, was captured Sunday in east Lima, where he had been hiding.   Since the escape, at least nine of the other prisoners have […]

CORRECTED: Seven Killed in Helicopter Crash in Peruvian Jungle

Seven people were killed in a helicopter crash Monday near Lake Yarinacocha, Pucallpa, in Peru’s Amazon rainforest. The helicopter left the Pucallpa airport on Monday afternoon en route to Tarapoto, northwest of Pucallpa, but crashed shortly after takeoff. All of the crash victims were employees of Columbia Helicopters, the company said […]

Police capture 9 of 27 young prisoners who escaped from ‘Maranguita’

Police capture 9 of 27 young prisoners who escaped from ‘Maranguita’

Police have captured nine young convicts of a total of 27 who escaped in a 24-hour period over New Year’s Eve from the reformatory known as ‘Maranguita’ in the Lima district of San Miguel. According to police reports, the director of the youth diagnostic and rehabilitation center, located in the […]