Post Tagged with: "Puno"

Peru Declares State of Emergency in Puno as Temperatures Drop

Peru’s government has declared a state of emergency in parts of the southern Andean region of Puno that have been hit with the coldest temperatures in a decade, daily El Comercio reported. President Ollanta Humala, visiting the area this week, announced the emergency for seven provinces in Puno – Carabaya, […]

Peru Sees Slight Decrease in Social Conflicts, but Tensions Remain High

The number of social conflicts in Peru, often tied to environmental concerns, has declined slightly in June, but still remains high, according to a recent report from Peru’s ombudsman’s office. In June, there were 223 social conflicts in the Andean country, down from 247 in the same month last year, […]

Two Mine Workers Killed at Operation in Puno

Two miners were killed in an explosion at a mine in Peru’s southern Puno region, local media reported on Tuesday.   Newspaper La Republica said the explosion at the Santa Teresa mine in Puno’s Carabaya province occurred on Monday. The victims were identified by authorities as 30-year-old Rafael Cahuana and 28-year-old Seferino […]

Former Drug Chief Warns Puno Could Become New VRAE

Former Drug Chief Warns Puno Could Become New VRAE

Peru’s former anti-drug chief, Ricardo Soberon, has warned that the southern region of Puno could become a major coca-growing region in the next five years, Radio Programas reported. Peru has seen a steady increase in the production of coca, the raw material used to make cocaine, during the past several […]