Archive for June, 2013

Infant Pneumonia Fatalities Down Sharply in Past Decade

The number of deaths from pneumonia in children five years and younger in Peru has fallen sharply in the past decade, according to the country’s Health Ministry. In 2000, the mortality rate of children suffering pneumonia in Peru was 33.5 per 100,000 children, while in 2012 there were 12.8 deaths per […]

Peru’s ‘Narco-Pardons’ Scandal Widens

A scandal involving the pardoning of jailed drug traffickers during President Alan Garcia’s administration is growing, with Peru’s attorney general’s office opening up preliminary investigations against a former justice minister. Allegations that high-level government officials in Garcia’s administration were taking bribes in order to grant pardons to inmates, emerged earlier this year during […]

Peruvian Winter to be Colder than 2012 – National Weather Service

Peru’s winter, which began on Friday, will be colder than last year, according to the country’s national weather service, Senamhi. The weather on Peru’s coast, where much of the population lives, is being impacted by lower temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, said Raquel Loayza, a specialist with Senamhi. The temperatures […]

by · June 25, 2013 · 0 comments · Environment
Peru, Colombia Sign Deal to Combat Illegal Gold Mining

Peru, Colombia Sign Deal to Combat Illegal Gold Mining

Peru and Colombia signed an agreement on Monday to work together to combat illegal gold mining, which has ravaged parts of the Amazon rainforest, Peruvian state news agency Andina reported. The agreement was signed by Peruvian Foreign Relations Minister Eda Rivas and her Colombian counterpart, Maria Holguin, who was in […]