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Harsh Weather Takes its Toll in Peru’s Southern Andes

Harsh Weather Takes its Toll in Peru’s Southern Andes

Plummeting temperatures in southern Peru, particularly in the high Andes and altiplano above 4000 masl (13,000 ft), have caused the death of at least 48 children from pneumonia and related diseases since April this year. Most of the children were already weakened by malnutrition. Daily El Comercio reported that some […]

Peru’s Oldest Person Dies at 117, Lived Over a Century on ‘Natural Food’ from Andes

Peru’s Oldest Person Dies at 117, Lived Over a Century on ‘Natural Food’ from Andes

Filomena Taipe Mendoza, considered Peru’s oldest person, died on Sunday at 117 years of age in her home region of Huancavelica, in the country’s southern Andes. The Ministry of Social Development and Inclusion announced her death, which was reported on Monday by Peru’s state news agency Andina. Taipe Mendoza was […]

Thirteen-Angled Stone Found at Inca Site of Inkawasi

Thirteen-Angled Stone Found at Inca Site of Inkawasi

Move over, Cusco’s famed 12-angle stone. Archaeologists have discovered a stone with 13 angles. The discovery has been made by researchers  investigating a stretch of the Inca road network, known as the Qhapaq Ñan, that runs from Vilcashuaman in the Ayacucho Andes to Pisco on the coast south of Lima, according […]

Military Now Deny Pregnant Woman Killed in Rebel Crossfire

The death of a 40-year-old pregnant woman in southeast Huancavelica was reported this past weekend as the casualty of a fire fight between security forces and Shining Path rebels.  The military is now denying that the death was the result of military operations. Online news site Prensa Libre said on May […]