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Brazil's Genrent to build thermal plant in Peru

Lima, May 17 (EFE).- Genrent do Brasil has been awarded a concession to build a 70 MW thermoelectric plant and temporarily supply electricity to the Peruvian Amazon city of Iquitos, authorities said. Peru's Private Investment Promotion Agency, or ProInversion, said the Brazilian company won the project, which carries an investment cost of $100 million, after "offering the lowest remuneration per power unit proposed, which was the competition factor in the process."

13 Confirmed dead in Peru jungle helicopter crash

Lima, Apr 8 (EFE).- The 13 people who were traveling in a helicopter that crashed on the weekend in the jungle region of Loreto, in northeastern Peru, are dead, the French oil company Perenco confirmed Monday. The helicopter - which was carrying four crew members and nine passengers, one of them a Perenco worker and the rest belonging to contract firms - was flying from the Amazon city of Iquitos to the company's Lot 67 drilling zone when it crashed in an area extremely difficult to access.

UPDATE 2-California couple feared missing in Peru turn up on safe on river boat

(Recasts with statement from Peru's tourism ministry; background) By Terry Wade LIMA, Feb 26 (Reuters) - A young California couple feared by family to have been abducted while on a cycling trip through Peru have safely surfaced on a river boat headed for Ecuador, surprised to learn they were subjects of an international search, the Peruvian government said on Tuesday.
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