Post Tagged with: "Chanchamayo"

Wife of Chanchamayo Journalist Assassinated

The wife of a journalist in Chanchamayo province was shot dead last Friday by two young men who then fled on a black motorcycle.  Gloria Lima, 38, was in the Rumba radio station in Perené with her young son when the youths entered the studio while her husband, Gerson Fabian, […]

Peru Helps Struggling Coffee Growers Against Coffee Leaf Rust

Peru Helps Struggling Coffee Growers Against Coffee Leaf Rust

Peru’s government says it has provided training for some 14,000 coffee farmers in San Martin region to mitigate the damage caused by a plant eating fungus, according to state news agency Andina. The training has been provided in workshops by the state’s agrarian sanitation service Senasa. The training touched on […]

Coffee Growers Protest for More Gov’t Support to Fight Coffee Leaf Rust

Coffee Growers Protest for More Gov’t Support to Fight Coffee Leaf Rust

Peruvian coffee growers held a protest Wednesday, clashing with police in the central region of Chanchamayo, daily La Republica reported. Small-holder coffee farmers are demanding more help from the government after a large percentage of their crops has been destroyed by the coffee leaf rust (Hemileia vastatrix), a fungus known […]

Humala Calls for Better Road Safety after 35 Killed in Bus Accident

Humala Calls for Better Road Safety after 35 Killed in Bus Accident

President Ollanta Humala on Thursday called for greater road safety following the death of more than 30 people this week when a bus plunged off a mountain road. A bus traveling on Peru’s Central Highway from Lima to the jungle town of Satipo skidded off a mountain road in the […]