Peru http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19360/all en Peru: The return of Fujimori http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110307/alberto-fujimori-keiko-peru-election <p> Keiko refers to her father in every campaign speech. She&#39;s betting Peruvians remember the good things about his government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110307/alberto-fujimori-keiko-peru-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peru Americas Sat, 19 Mar 2011 14:03:00 +0000 John Otis 5629030 at http://www.globalpost.com New species discovered in Amazon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/bric-yard/new-species-discovered-amazon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s not a bigfoot </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Erik German </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The creature discoveries are some of the first of their kind in decades. The findings were reported in Zootaxa, a scientific journal that concerns itself with neither zoos nor taxes but, rather, newly-discovered animals. The <a href="http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2011/f/z02776p048f.pdf" target="_blank">article abstract tells us</a> the new critters have been given snazzy names &mdash;Heliotrygon gomesi and Heliotrygon rosai &mdash; and it describes them in pornographic detail, focusing in particular on the animals&rsquo; &ldquo;stout and triangular pelvic girdle,&quot; and their &quot;very slender and acute anterior extension.&rdquo; If that&rsquo;s got you feeling excited, the BBC <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9418000/9418956.stm" target="_blank">has pictures</a>, and reports that most of the specimens were discovered near Iquitos in Peru. In case you&#39;re curious, the species in question isn&#39;t a bigfoot. They&#39;re two new kinds of freshwater stingray, and they&#39;re are bigger, browner and more pancake-shaped than their non-Amazon cousins.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/bric-yard/new-species-discovered-amazon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amazon Peru Science BRIC Yard Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:55:00 +0000 Erik German 5631623 at http://www.globalpost.com Rudy Giuliani to advise Peruvian presidential candidate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/rudy-giuliani-peru-keiki-fujimori <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> "America's mayor" was known for reducing crime. Can he bring that success to Peru? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stephanie Garlow </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> It was Rudy&nbsp;Giuliani&#39;s signal achievement: reducing crime in the Big Apple.</p> <p> He&#39;s been out of City Hall for almost a decade now, and didn&#39;t get far in his 2008 bid for the presidency, but the&nbsp;former New York City mayor is still cashing in on his expertise.</p> <p> Peruvian presidential candidate Keiki&nbsp;Fujimori has hired&nbsp;Giuliani as an adviser to boost her law-and-order credentials.&nbsp;Giuliani is expected to help&nbsp;Fujimori&#39;s campaign design public safety programs.</p> <p> Giuliani arrived in Peru on Sunday and met with several mayors in Lima, as well as with members of&nbsp;Fujimori&#39;s senior staff, <a href="http://www.larepublica.pe/17-05-2011/el-modelo-de-represion-de-rudolph-giuliani">reported La Republica</a>.</p> <p> He said he went to a police station and jail and then was going to give recommendations on how to reduce crime. &quot;Your system is in need of tremendous repair,&quot;&nbsp;Giuliani said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/rudy-giuliani-peru-keiki-fujimori" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peru Peru Que pasa Tue, 17 May 2011 17:13:00 +0000 Stephanie Garlow 5645348 at http://www.globalpost.com Looking for the perfect wave? Try Peru. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110523/peru-surfing-waves <p> LIMA &mdash; In the film &ldquo;The Endless Summer,&rdquo; two surfing buddies travel to Australia, South Africa and Tahiti in their quest to ride great waves all year long. It turns out they could have just come to Peru.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110523/peru-surfing-waves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peru Sports Travel/Tourism Americas Fri, 17 Jun 2011 11:09:00 +0000 John Otis 5646701 at http://www.globalpost.com Photos: Protests shut down Peru-Bolivia border http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/peru-bolivia-border-protest-mine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No one seems to have noticed that thousands are blocking an international border. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stephanie Garlow </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>For more than two weeks, thousands of people have blocked an international border in Peru &mdash; and almost no one in the English-speaking world seems to have noticed.</p> <p>The story has fallen through the cracks, but here&#39;s what&#39;s happening:</p> <p>A&nbsp;proposed mining project on the shores of Lake Titicaca has provoked outrage among Peruvians. Protests are growing in the southeastern part of the country.</p> <p>About 10,000 people gathered in the city of Puno this week, shouting &quot;<a href="http://noticias.terra.com.pe/nacional/peru-se-agrava-protesta-antiminera-en-la-frontera-con-bolivia,c07a7f8ec5320310VgnVCM3000009af154d0RCRD.html">Mina no, agro si&quot;</a>&nbsp;(roughly &quot;Mines no, farms yes&quot;).&nbsp;Shops, schools and public transit all shut down.</p> <p>The protests were sparked by the announcement&nbsp;that a subsidiary of the Canadian mining company Bear Creek would be allowed to build a silver mine near Lake Titicaca.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/peru-bolivia-border-protest-mine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peru Americas Bolivia Que pasa Tue, 24 May 2011 21:48:00 +0000 Stephanie Garlow 5647117 at http://www.globalpost.com Analysis: Peru's bad choices http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110531/peru-election-humala-fujimori <p> Peru&#39;s presidential election may deal a new blow to Latin America&rsquo;s fading brand of leftist populism.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110531/peru-election-humala-fujimori" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Keiko Fujimori Peru Americas Elections Fri, 03 Jun 2011 10:24:54 +0000 Luisita Lopez Torregrosa 5648401 at http://www.globalpost.com Protests bad for business? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/peru-puno-protests-tourism-lake-titicaca <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Peruvian city of Puno is worried that looting and protesting will give it a bad name among tourists. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stephanie Garlow </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Update: </strong>Protesters in Peru&#39;s Puno region <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hkRl7sRqEgkdfj3vfhfSesh8wj2A?docId=CNG.4731b3aba4df7bc97fe661f788f35488.1091">agreed to halt demonstrations</a> until after Sunday&#39;s presidential run-off.</p> <p>As North African countries <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/110419/passover-jews-exodus-tunisia">can attest</a>, revolts tend to drive away&nbsp;tourist dollars.</p> <p>Thousands of protesters in Peru have shut down an international border with Bolivia. They&#39;ve blocked roads into the regional capital of Puno, where they torched cars and looted buildings.</p> <p>The protesters, who are mostly members of the Aymara indigneous group, oppose plans to build a silver mine near Lake Titicaca.</p> <p>And hundreds of tourists <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hGdkuu6BKOZWd9_fBA-qSQubnBnQ?docId=CNG.a85c640cbadb4de71d422967ab68293e.111">remain trapped</a> in Puno, a tourist town on the shores of the lake.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/peru-puno-protests-tourism-lake-titicaca" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peru Travel/Tourism Americas Que pasa Tue, 31 May 2011 20:54:00 +0000 Stephanie Garlow 5648486 at http://www.globalpost.com Peru election results: Left-wing Humala wins and markets plunge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110607/peru-election-results-left-wing-humala-wins-markets-plunge <p> Investors and many Peruvians are scared of what Humala will do to the nation&#39;s economy because he ran on a much more radical platform in 2006.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110607/peru-election-results-left-wing-humala-wins-markets-plunge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peru World Leaders Americas Elections Global Economy Tue, 07 Jun 2011 06:34:00 +0000 News Desk 5649622 at http://www.globalpost.com Uncontacted tribe found deep in Brazil rainforest (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/uncontacted-tribe-amazon-brazil-video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The community is likely to be home to about 200 people, probably from the Pano linguistic group which straddles the border between Brazil, Peru and Bolivia </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News Desk </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Officials from Brazil&rsquo;s Indian affairs agency, Funai, say they have confirmed the existence of a previously unknown <a href="http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2011/06/22/uncontacted-tribe-discovered-in-brazilian-amazon/">indigenous group</a> in the western Amazon, one of the remotest corners of the rainforest. The tribe was first discovered by examining satellite images to look for rain forest clearings and then it was confirmed by aerial reconnaissance flights earlier this year, National Geographic reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/uncontacted-tribe-amazon-brazil-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peru Americas Business Brazil Offbeat Science Health Weird Wide Web Mon, 27 Jun 2011 04:08:00 +0000 News Desk 5660667 at http://www.globalpost.com Can Peru avoid the protest bug? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/peru-protests-airport-juliaca <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Recent violence suggests social unrest is unlikely to disappear anytime soon in the mineral-rich nation. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stephanie Garlow </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Five&nbsp;<a href="http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2080025,00.html">killed</a> over the weekend, almost <a href="http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2079964,00.html">$100 million</a> lost to strikes and a weeklong <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-27/peru-s-stocks-fall-for-a-sixth-day-on-concern-growth-to-slow-with-humala.html">stock market slide</a>.</p> <p> For Peru, that&#39;s only a partial tally of the cost of weeks of protests over a proposed silver mine.</p> <p> The mining project, by Canadian firm Bear Creek, has now been <a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/americas/peru-revokes-licence-of-canadian-mining-firm-bear-creek/article2076459/">cancelled</a>. The Peruvian government revoked the company&#39;s license to build a mine near the shores of Lake Titicaca and halted all new mining concessions in the Puno province for the next 36 months.</p> <p> <strong>(See photos:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/peru-bolivia-border-protest-mine">Protests shut down Peru-Bolivia border</a>)</strong></p> <p> But while the agreement might put an end to the most recent violence, it&nbsp;hardly seems like a lasting solution to the social protests besetting the Andean nation.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/peru-protests-airport-juliaca" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mining Peru Americas Que pasa Tue, 28 Jun 2011 20:54:00 +0000 Stephanie Garlow 5661261 at http://www.globalpost.com Should bullfighting be banned? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/bullfighting-bulls-peru-spain-catalonia-photos <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Catalonia outlawed the sport, Peru might consider it. But there are plenty of voices of support still out there. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stephanie Garlow </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><img alt="" class="imagecache-use-with-caution_original" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/use-with-caution_original/spain_bullfighting_photos-1.jpg" title="" /></p> <p>First Catalonia <a href="http://www.economist.com/node/16706413">outlawed bullfighting</a>, which the&nbsp;Economist likened it to a German state banning wurst or a French region condemning berets.</p> <p>Now Peru&#39;s minister of culture has said the sport is &quot;terrible&quot; and that it causes excessive suffering for the animals.</p> <p>So is bullfighting on the way out? Is it a <a href="http://www.peta.org/issues/Animals-in-Entertainment/bullfighting-a-tradition-of-tragedy.aspx">&quot;tradition of tragedy,&quot;</a> as PETA claims, that kills&nbsp;250,000 bulls annually?</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/bullfighting-bulls-peru-spain-catalonia-photos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peru Travel/Tourism Spain Que pasa Mon, 08 Aug 2011 18:58:00 +0000 Stephanie Garlow 5672630 at http://www.globalpost.com Peru: strong earthquake hits Amazon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110825/peru-earthquake-hits-amazon <p> Earlier this week, a 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit the U.S. East Coast, damaging buildings in Washington, DC, and disrupting transportation. It was centered in Virginia and felt in New York and as far as Toronto and Georgia. The Tuesday quake closed the Washington Monument indefinitely to the public.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110825/peru-earthquake-hits-amazon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peru Americas Brazil Thu, 25 Aug 2011 06:13:37 +0000 News Desk 5673896 at http://www.globalpost.com Holloway suspect charged in Peru http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/holloway-suspect-van-der-sloot-charged <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Joran van der Sloot accused of killing Peruvian woman. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sarah Childress </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Joran van der Sloot, the young man suspected in the case Natalee Holloway, the blonde American teenager from Alabama who went missing in Aruba in 2005, has been <a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/09/01/peru.van.der.sloot/">f</a><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/americas/van-der-sloot-formally-charged-in-peruvian-womans-slaying/2011/09/01/gIQASIHfuJ_story.html?wprss=rss_americas ">ormally charged in Peru</a> with murder in another case.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/holloway-suspect-van-der-sloot-charged" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Peru Chile Que pasa Fri, 02 Sep 2011 14:30:00 +0000 Sarah Childress 5674517 at http://www.globalpost.com peru coca http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5675415 <p> peru coca</p> Peru Americas Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:11:12 +0000 News Desk 5675415 at http://www.globalpost.com Cocaine's becoming king in Peru http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110923/cocaine-growth-has-peru-changing-tactics <p> LIMA &mdash; Peru has risen to the top of the cocaine-production ladder. Now it&#39;s got a new plan to combat the powerful drug cartels.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110923/cocaine-growth-has-peru-changing-tactics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Drugs Peru Americas Politics Sat, 24 Sep 2011 12:54:03 +0000 Simeon Tegel 5676084 at http://www.globalpost.com