Post Tagged with: "Puno"

Heavy Seasonal Rains Cause Floods and Landslides

Heavy Seasonal Rains Cause Floods and Landslides

The highway between Huancayo and Huancavelica opened this week, the first time since a huge landslide and floods three weeks ago damaged a section of the highway and the railroad at Huayllapampa, near Cuenca. Heavy rains caused a whole mountainside to fall off into the Mantaro river. No one in […]

Authorities Recover Body of Teen Killed at Informal Mine Site

Authorities Recover Body of Teen Killed at Informal Mine Site

Authorities in the southern Andean region of Puno have recovered the body of a fifth miner killed over the weekend by a rockslide. Newspaper Peru.21 said the victim was 15 years old and had been working in order to help pay for his studies. At least four other people died […]

Three Injured in Second Day of Illegal Mining Protests

Three Injured in Second Day of Illegal Mining Protests

Three people were injured, including a policeman, in the second day of protests by illegal miners, daily La Republica reported. The incidents occurred in the town of Mazuko, in Peru’s south-eastern Madre de Dios region, when police tried to remove protesters from a road. Almost all of Mazuko’s population is […]

Over 5,000 People Have Been Left Homeless from Snow Storm in Puno – Minister Jara

Over 5,000 People Have Been Left Homeless from Snow Storm in Puno – Minister Jara

More than 5,000 people have been left homeless in Peru’s southern region of Puno as a result of almost a week of heavy snowfall, daily La Republica reported. The Minister of Women and Vulnerable Populations, Ana Jara, said that 5,220 people have been left without homes, while 12,310 people have […]