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Forest Fires Raze Crops and Wildlife in Andean Highlands

Forest Fires Raze Crops and Wildlife in Andean Highlands

Park rangers and firefighters have succeeded in putting out fires in four wildlife reserves in northern Peru, but several other forest fires continue to smolder or burn in other parts of the country. The government has called for emergency measures in the highlands of Cajamarca and Lambayeque, where several fires […]

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State-owned TV Peru is to launch a news program in Quechua as part of a government policy to end ethnic and cultural discrimination.  Culture minister Jorge Nieto said the program will be broadcast as of 5 am, to reach the broader rural population of Quechua speakers. Both TV Peru and […]

Report: Environment Minister Held Talks For Job With Gold Miner

Report: Environment Minister Held Talks For Job With Gold Miner

Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal held talks with gold miner Minera Yanacocha about a job offer in mid-2011, only months before his appointment to the Cabinet, according to a report by IDL-Reporteros. Pulgar-Vidal took over the ministry in early December, after protests against Yanacocha’s $4.8 billion Minas Conga project led President Ollanta […]