10 amazing facts about the ancient Peruvian elongated skulls

Trending 08/02/21, 05:35

Is it possible that the Paracas skulls are the missing link in the evolution of humanity? Is it possible that they are members of a species that did not originate on Earth? Or are they simply another case of cranial deformity? The mysterious Paracas skulls are, without a doubt, one of ...

Lambda COVID-19 variant from Peru may be resistant to vaccines

South America 07/06/21, 00:53

New coronavirus variations are being found around the world as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc. The more the virus spreads, the greater the chance a dangerous mutation will occur. Scientists are concerned that a highly contagious variant of the Lambda strain sweeping Peru may be immune to vaccines. Lambda, formerly ...

Beethoven in jail: Peru rehabilitates criminals with classical music

South America 07/25/19, 14:26

With a clarinet, saxophone, or violin in handcuffed hands, a group of prisoners were transported in a special armored bus to the national theater in the capital of Peru, Lima. The purpose—was for the prisoners to play music alongside members of the National Symphony Orchestra. And the inmates had already learned ...

Magnitude 8 earthquake strikes Amazon jungle in Peru

World 05/26/19, 09:06

A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru early Sunday, collapsing buildings and knocking out power to some areas but causing only one reported death. The quake struck at 2:41 a.m. and was centered in a vast nature preserve 57 miles (92 kilometers) east ...

Peru’s military tries to curb illegal gold mining in Amazon

America 05/16/19, 00:01

By day, Peruvian police and soldiers search for and destroy equipment used by illegal gold miners in a part of the Amazon rainforest where mining has transformed once-dense foliage into a desert pocked with dead trees and toxic pools. As night falls, they play cards and soccer, call family from ...

New report offers 14-country snapshot of wedding traditions

Europe 05/01/19, 06:00

In much of Europe and North America, September and October are peak months to get married. In Chile and elsewhere in Latin America, wedding guests are familiar with la hora loca, a wild late-night wedding party with masks, noisemakers and costumes.More than two-thirds of U.S. couples still seek a parent ...

Peruvian judge orders jail for former president Kuczynski

America 04/19/19, 16:15

A Peruvian judge has ordered that former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski be jailed for up to three years as authorities investigate his alleged involvement in a corruption case.The order announced Friday against Kuczynski, which is designed to prevent him from trying to flee during the course of a money laundering ...

Peru ponders corruption probe’s cost after shocking suicide

America 04/18/19, 12:19

The suicide of former President Alan Garcia has shocked Peruvians and sparked a debate swirling Thursday on television channels and in newspaper columns: What will be the price of the country's painful reckoning with corruption?All but one of the nation's living elected former presidents are suspected of taking part in ...

Ex-Peru president kills himself as police try to arrest him

America 04/17/19, 13:34

Former Peruvian President Alan García shot himself in the head and died Wednesday moments after police arrived at his home to arrest him on corruption allegations in Latin America's largest graft probe. President Martin Vizcarra announced the death on Twitter, saying that doctors in the capital city of Lima performed emergency ...

Alan García, ex-Peruvian president, dies at 69

America 04/17/19, 12:12

Alan García, a former Peruvian president whose first term in the 1980s was marred by financial chaos and rebel violence, and who was recently targeted in Latin America's biggest corruption scandal, shot himself and died on Wednesday at the age of 69. President Martin Vizcarra announced on Twitter that García died ...

Update: Doctors say Peru’s García died from hemorrhage

America 04/17/19, 11:59

The Latest on former Peruvian President Alan García (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Doctors say former Peruvian President Alan García died from a "massive cerebral hemorrhage from a gunshot and cardiorespiratory arrest." A statement released by the José Casimiro Ulloa Hospital in the capital of Lima on Wednesday says Garcia died about three ...

Ballet teacher breaking class barriers with dance in Peru

America 04/15/19, 11:30

In a Peruvian neighborhood where families consider running water a luxury, young girls are learning the delicate art of ballet dancing.In the classroom at a public school near the South American nation's Pacific coast, girls line up at wooden ballet barres, point toes and curve arms."When I dance I forget ...

Venezuelan opposition leader’s wife emerges as potent force

America 03/27/19, 00:24

With her youthful energy and globe-trotting, the 26-year-old wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is emerging as a prominent figure in his campaign to bring change to the crisis-wracked country.Fabiana Rosales' age and informal dress, often jeans, while touring Latin America belie an inner toughness and maturity cultivated with ...

Update: Ex-Peru president brushes off detention queries

U.S. 03/18/19, 16:24

The Latest on the public drunkenness arrest of Peru's former president (all times local):2:20 p.m.Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo brushed off questions about his arrest on suspicion of public drunkenness during a radio interview.En esta foto liberada el lunes 18 de marzo de 2019 por la oficina del sheriff del ...

Ex-Peru president arrested in California drunkenness case

U.S. 03/18/19, 15:57

Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, wanted in his home country in connection with Latin America's biggest graft scandal, was arrested in California on suspicion of public intoxication and spent the night in jail before he was released Monday morning, authorities said. Alejandro Toledo, 72, was arrested Sunday night at a restaurant ...

High risk expedition to reach isolated tribe in Brazil

World 03/07/19, 12:25

Brazil's agency for indigenous peoples has sent off a rare and high-risk expedition hoping to contact a small, isolated group in the Amazon and reunite its members with some of their relatives, saying the move is necessary to avoid bloodshed in an area near the border with Peru.A team of ...

Swiss federal judges reject final appeal by Peru’s Guerrero

Sports 03/07/19, 06:55

Peru forward Paolo Guerrero lost his final appeal against a 14-month ban by FIFA for a positive doping test.Switzerland's supreme court said on Thursday its panel of five federal judges rejected Guerrero's appeal against FIFA and the World Anti-Doping Agency.The Swiss Federal Tribunal ruling announced on Thursday delays the 35-year-old ...

FIFA strips Peru of U17 World Cup hosting rights

Soccer 02/22/19, 17:47

FIFA has stripped Peru of Under-20 World Cup hosting rights, citing concerns about the infrastructure.The decision was taken by the bureau of the FIFA Council which features the six regional confederation presidents and FIFA President Gianni Infantino.The tournament was due to be staged in October after Peru was awarded the ...

Tortoise feared extinct found on remote Galapagos island

Enviroment 02/20/19, 17:03

A living member of species of tortoise not seen in more than 110 years and feared to be extinct has been found in a remote part of the Galapagos island of Fernandina.An adult female Chelonoidis phantasticus, also known as the Fernandina Giant Tortoise, was spotted Sunday by a joint expedition ...

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