Peru

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Long-lost ancient mural rediscovered in northern Peru after more than a century
Student archaeologists unearth Huaca Pintada, described as ‘the most exciting and important find of recent years’

Dan Collyns in Lima

24, Nov, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Peruvian Amazon Indigenous leaders to lobby banks to cut ties with state oil firm
Leaders from Achuar and Wampis peoples say Petroperú is responsible for spills in their territory

Dan Collyns in Lima

14, Nov, 2022 @8:33 AM

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Amazon tourists and Peruvians held on boat released by Indigenous protesters
Group of more than 100 including British and American travellers were detained in protest over government response to oil spill

Dan Collyns in Lima

04, Nov, 2022 @9:53 PM

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‘Come to Germany and learn’: Albanian PM criticises UK’s immigration stance
Edi Rama tells press conference in Berlin that UK rhetoric sounds like ‘screams from a madhouse’

Rajeev Syal

04, Nov, 2022 @12:00 AM

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Worldwide fertiliser shortage prompts Peru to turn to bird poo
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has made the South American country’s deposits of bird poo more valuable

Dan Collyns in Lima

04, Oct, 2022 @9:45 AM

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Abimael Guzman, Shining Path’s leader, died a year ago. The terror he unleashed on Peru lives on
The professor-turned-messianic figure’s terror group killed tens of thousands of people in 1980s and 1990s, ripping apart the country’s political and social fabric

Dan Collyns in Ayacucho

11, Sep, 2022 @9:30 AM

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The Mennonites being accused of deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon
A brush with the law has alarmed the community of about 100 families who fear losing the land they have made their home

Dan Collyns in Wanderland

10, Sep, 2022 @11:00 PM

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The Gold Machine review – Iain Sinclair confronts imperial ancestors in Peru trek
In the film of Sinclair’s book, the writer ends up rerouting the story of his great-grandfather’s expedition to the Amazon to its own psychogeographic musings

Phil Hoad

30, Aug, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Latest death by Indigenous tribe highlights rising tensions in Peru
Gean del Aguila’s body was recovered after he disappeared last Sunday when he encountered the Mashco-Piro tribe while fishing

Dan Collyns in Lima

28, Aug, 2022 @10:00 AM

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‘They attacked with machetes’: murder, mafias and illegal mining in Peru’s gold fields
Rising gold prices have led to increasingly violent land grabs, with rightful owners left to defend themselves and the rainforest from attack

Dan Collyns in Madre de Dios

26, Aug, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Anglo-French oil firm threatens Amazon reserve for isolated Indigenous people
Perenco sues Peru government for repeal of law that offers recognition to proposed Napo-Tigre reserve

Arthur Neslen

23, Aug, 2022 @10:09 AM

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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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