Post Tagged with: "Amazonia"

US Offers Peru Support to Fight Illegal Logging

US Offers Peru Support to Fight Illegal Logging

The United States is offering to support Peru’s efforts to curb illegal logging, according to a report by daily El Comercio. Peruvian Foreign Relations Minister Gonzalo Gutierrez, in Washington, D.C. this week, said following a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry that the US government would help Peru in […]

Temperatures Drop Across Peru

Temperatures Drop Across Peru

Temperatures in the southern Andes of Peru have dropped sharply in the past week, with -17.5º C recorded in the higher mountain areas of Tacna, in the province of Tarata, accord to the weather bureau, Senamhi. There is also an unusually cold front in the Amazon Basin, with temperatures dropping […]

The InterOceanic Highway: The missing link in the exploitation of Amazonia?

The InterOceanic Highway: The missing link in the exploitation of Amazonia?

For decades a road linking the Amazon heartlands to the Pacific Ocean was on the drawing board. It is now a reality with the opening of the Interoceanic Highway connecting southern Peru and its ports to the Brazilian states of Rondonia, Acre and beyond. Will this open up the rainforest […]

COUNTRY NOTES: Downtown in The Lost Cities of the Amazon

COUNTRY NOTES: Downtown in The Lost Cities of the Amazon

— By Nicholas Asheshov — Some weeks ago two events, one of them startling, came together to pin-point the mysterious new conundrum of the Amazon. The first was the appearance on a busy riverbank in the Madre de Dios of a few dozen members of a previously-isolated group of Indians.  […]