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Trujillo,  a City Under Siege

Trujillo,  a City Under Siege

By Max Sundqvist — Trujillo is not in the news as much as Piura and Tumbes, but this north coast town is also facing the season’s unusually heavy rains and floods.    TRUJILLO, PERU. The streets of Trujillo, Peru’s third largest city, lie desolate and the destruction is breathtaking. Last Monday, […]

Congressman Questioned Over Ties to Mexican Drug Traffickers

Congressman Questioned Over Ties to Mexican Drug Traffickers

A Peruvian congressman is coming under pressure for his alleged ties to Mexican drug traffickers following a record cocaine seizure. Congressman Jose Leon, a prominent member of former President Alejandro Toledo’s Peru Posible party, rented a house he owns in the northern coastal town of Huanchaco, outside Trujillo, to people […]

Archaeologists Find Temple Used by Ancient Shark Hunters

Archaeologists Find Temple Used by Ancient Shark Hunters

Archaeologists in northern Peru have found a temple that was used by fishermen who set out to sea to hunt sharks over 3,000 years ago, according to daily El Comercio. The temple was unearthed in Pampas Gramalote, a community near Huanchaco, a fishing and surfing hub located just north of Trujillo in […]

District Attorney Survives Assassination Attempt in Northern Peru

The car of a district attorney in northern Peru was shot up on Wednesday. According to RPP Noticias, the attorney survived the assassination attempt, which was believed to have beeen carried out by a local gang. The district attorney, Agustin Risco, was driving on the Panamericana Norte highway outside of Trujillo […]