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Freezing Temperatures Cause Forty-Nine Deaths in Southern Peru

Twelve young children under the age of five have died in Puno, and another eight children in Cusco, from respiratory infections in the past several weeks of freezing temperatures and snow. According to the Puno regional health office, the children in Puno were reported in different areas that lie above […]

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-Bolivia Binational Cabinet Meets at Lake Titicaca

Peru-Bolivia Binational Cabinet Meets at Lake Titicaca

Presidents Ollanta Humala and Evo Morales met in Puno on Monday to kick off the first Peru-Bolivia binational cabinet session, an instrument for closer cooperation in common development issues. The four major themes on the agenda are environment and water resources, security and defense, economic development, social issues and institutions, and infrastructure […]

Peru Weather Report: Summer Rains and Temperatures Rise

Increased flooding and landslides have been reported in the Andean highlands and cloud forest areas throughout the length of the country, blocking transport on the roads and highways. Rains in the dry coastal desert region of Ica have weakened the flat roofs of houses in the villages of Molletambo and […]