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Peru Approves Billion Dollar Package for Natural Disaster Prevention

The Finance Ministry said Wednesday that the government has approved a legislative package that is to provide about 3 billion soles ($1.07 billion) in investments for the prevention of natural disasters. Finance Minister Luis Miguel Castilla said the package will provide funds to the national government, regional governments and municipal […]

Yungay 1970-2009: remembering the tragedy of The Earthquake

Yungay 1970-2009: remembering the tragedy of The Earthquake

By Annie Thériault —- Thirty-nine years ago this Sunday, on May 31, 1970, an undersea earthquake off the coast of Casma and Chimbote, north of Lima, triggered one of the most cataclysmic avalanches in recorded history – wiping out the entire highland town of Yungay and most of its 25,000 […]