Peru

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‘It’s much easier to stop someone lighting a match than to put out a 1,000-acre fire’
In Peru’s Sacred Valley, a community-led initiative is creating fire prevention brigades to stop devastating wildfires before they even begin

Nick Dall

16, Aug, 2022 @6:15 AM

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How a parody song about Peru’s ex-president topped Spotify charts
Bad Bunny, Real Madrid and Marvel have all made use of El Bebito Fiu Fiu, which mocks an alleged scandal

Dan Collyns in Lima

10, Jul, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Peru hails progress in Amazon war on drugs – so why is business booming?
In Vizcatán, the last redoubt of militarily active Maoist rebels Shining Path, the army is cracking down on cocaine traffickers

Dan Collyns at the Valle Esmeralda base

06, Jul, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Peruvian firefighters contain blaze near Machu Picchu after three days
Forest fire broke out on Tuesday and destroyed around 100 acres of land – the equivalent of about 50 football pitches

Tom Phillips Latin America correspondent

01, Jul, 2022 @4:09 PM

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Police losing narco war in deadly Amazon region where duo disappeared
A key police outpost lies in ruins after a daring raid – a sign of the growing danger in an increasingly lucrative smuggling route

Tom Phillips in Puerto Amelia and Dan Collyns in Flor de Ucayali

16, Jun, 2022 @4:40 PM

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Women behind the lens: a moment of tenderness in a violent world
Adriana walked from Venezuela to Peru with her son, Mateo, a dangerous journey that ended in a daily fight for survival. She says all the risks she took were for her son

Daniela Rivera Antara

07, Jun, 2022 @8:30 AM

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From bricks to bags to eco art: six innovative uses for plastic waste around the world
From upcycled school benches in India to plant pots in Peru, people are finding enterprising and ingenious solutions to a perennial problem

Tom Collins, Kavitha Yarlagadda, Gemma Holliani Cahya, Charles Pensulo, Dan Collyns and Peter Muiruri

03, Jun, 2022 @6:45 AM

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German judges visit Peru glacial lake in unprecedented climate crisis lawsuit
Rising greenhouse gases have caused Lake Palcacocha to swell in size which makes the area at risk for a devastating outburst flood

Dan Collyns at Lake Palcacocha

27, May, 2022 @10:05 AM

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Madrid show explores graphic art’s role as tool of resistance in Latin America
Graphic Turn: Like the Ivy on a Wall at Reina Sofía looks at calls for social justice and responses to repression

Sam Jones in Madrid

17, May, 2022 @4:28 PM

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Seed banks: the last line of defense against a threatening global food crisis
As climate breakdown and worldwide conflict continue to place the food system at risk, seed banks from the Arctic to Lebanon try to safeguard biodiversity

Salomé Gómez-Upegui and Rita Liu

15, Apr, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Peruvian prime minister’s praise of Hitler sparks wave of protest
Aníbal Torres said his words were misunderstood but offered to apologize in person to Israeli ambassador Asaf Ichilevich

Dan Collyns in Lima

07, Apr, 2022 @10:26 PM

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Peru president at bay as fuel and fertiliser prices detonate political crisis
Pedro Castillo lifted a curfew in Lima but is still facing calls to resign after a rash of bad decisions and allegations of corruption

Dan Collyns in Lima

06, Apr, 2022 @6:55 PM

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