Post Tagged with: "Piura"

Rains Raise the Risk of Dengue and Zika Viruses

Rains Raise the Risk of Dengue and Zika Viruses

The government is set to declare a health emergency in northern Peru, following reports of more than 80 new cases of dengue fever in the wake of heavy rains and flooding in Tumbes, Piura and Lambayeque.  On the south coast in Ica, 28 cases have been reported. “The idea of declaring […]

New Dry Forest Conservation Area in Piura

New Dry Forest Conservation Area in Piura

Some 200 hectares of dry forest on the north coast have been established as a private conservation area, owned by a peasant farming community in Piura. The Ministry of Environment granted the status this week to the community of Cesar Vallejo de Palo Blanco, located in the Chulucanas district, an […]

Heavy Machinery Destroys Pyramid in Piura

Housing developers used heavy machinery to destroy an earthen pyramid in Peru’s northern Piura region, according to daily La Republica. The prehispanic El Bosque pyramid was flattened by an earthmover last week, allegedly by workers from a housing project that claims to own some five hectares of land on the archaeological site. The […]

Northern Peru Authorities Seek Common Ground to Tackle Crime

Regional authorities in northern Peru are to meet with the country’s new cabinet chief in December to create a plan to tackle crime in the area, according to state news agency Andina. The meeting is scheduled to take place on December 5 between Premier Cesar Villanueva, who took office last […]