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Puno Regional President accused of negligence in child deaths from cold

Peru has declared a state of emergency in the highland department of Puno, where 35 children have recently died from exposure to cold weather, and accused Regional President Hernán Fuentes of negligence and mismanagement of funds, reported daily El Comercio. These deaths are due to “structural poverty,” but in this […]

by · June 6, 2009 · 0 comments · Environment, Health Care, Lima, Politics, Provinces

Extreme cold temperatures cause death of 133 children under the age of five

Climate change continues to wreck havoc in Peru’s southern Altiplano, where the arrival of freezing temperatures since March — almost three months earlier than usual — have killed more than 133 children. The extreme cold has claimed the lives of 133 children so far this year, Radio Radio Programas, or […]

by · May 26, 2009 · 0 comments · Climate Change, Environment, Health Care