Peru

Tourist Dies While Posing For A Photo At Machu Picchu

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.07.2016 | UK

A German tourist has died after falling from a cliff while attempting to get a photo of himself at the ancient site of Machu Picchu. Oliver Park is be...

British Drugs Mule Smuggled £1.5 Million In Cocaine 'To Boast About It In Ibiza'

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 26.06.2016 | UK

Drugs mule Melissa Reid was caught smuggling £1.5 million of cocaine out of Peru after wanting a story to boast about to friends on the Ibiza party s...

Surfing the Waves of Change

Sakthy Selvakumaran | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK
Sakthy Selvakumaran

Have you ever spoken to a surfer about why they surf? They will tell you that once you get into it there is no turning back. As someone who has never donned a wetsuit or waxed a board, I never really appreciated the significance of a surfer's relationship with the ocean and how this can influence their broader view of the world. Then I met the team at EcoSwell in Peru.

Bullfighting Festival Leaves Eight People Injured

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Eight people have been injured on the first day of a controversial bullfighting festival in Peru. The popular Toro C...

Missing Brit Hiker Found Dead In Peru

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK
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A British hiker has been found dead almost a fortnight after he went missing in the Peruvian Andes. Harry Greaves was last seen on April 7 when he set...

Concerns Grow For British Traveller Missing In Peru

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 17.04.2016 | UK

Concern is growing for a 29-year-old English traveller who has not been seen since he went to visit a mountain in Peru more than a week ago. The famil...

Satellite Images Solve The Mystery Of The Nasca Puquios Holes

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK

Peru’s ancient Nasca civilization left an indelible mark on the world in the form of intricate geoglyphs, but new light has been shone on the spiral...

One Of The 'Peru Two' British Drug Smugglers Has Been Released

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK

Peru drugs mule Michaella McCollum has been released from prison, her solicitor has confirmed. McCollum, from Co Tyrone, and Melissa Reid, from Glasgo...

Video Footage Captures Horror At Running Of The Bulls Event

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK

A video has captured scenes of unfolding carnage as an annual running of the bulls event went wrong on the streets of Cusco, Peru. Onlookers can be...

One Woman's Heartwarming Efforts To Help Disabled Dogs Play Together

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 12.09.2015 | UK

A dog shelter in Peru specialises in helping dogs who’ve been left partially paralysed after collisions with cars. Sara Morán runs the Milagros ...

These Mutilated Lions Rescued From Circuses Are One Step Closer To Freedom

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK

After years of being trapped behind bars, confined in small spaces and forced to perform to crowds, 33 lions will soon be airlifted to safety to start...

US's Hunt Oil Suspends Drilling in Peru's Amazon

David Hill | Posted 11.06.2016 | UK
David Hill

US company Hunt Oil has announced it is suspending exploratory drilling in one of the remotest, most biodiverse parts of Peru's Amazon.

'Murderer': Peruvians Label President Over Mine Protest Deaths

Israel Butler | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK Politics
Israel Butler

People are angry with President Humala, who they say is in the pocket of Southern Copper: 'Our politicians are corrupt. The president refuses to listen to the protestors because he and others take bribes from the mine'. Another passer-by blames the government: 'My two boys are policemen. The government should make Southern Copper leave. Instead, Humala makes us kill each other.'

Peruvian Indigenous Leader: 'We Don't Want to Die Because of Oil'

David Hill | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK
David Hill

Leaders from the indigenous Matsés people in the Peruvian Amazon say they remain vehemently opposed to potential operations in their territory by a Canada-based oil company...

Five Alternatives to the Inca Trail to Reach Machu Picchu

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

The Inca Trail is one of the most famous treks in the world. But there other similarly beautifully, equally challenging routes that lead to the magnificent Machu Picchu. If you don't know about them, read on to see five alternative ways to reach the enchanted 15th-century Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Might Norway Blacklist Canadian Oil Firm Over Amazon Operations?

David Hill | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK
David Hill

During the meeting in November various Matses men expressed concern about the potential impacts of oil operations on the IPI.

If Brazil Bans Oil From Javari Border, Why Won't Peru?

David Hill | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK
David Hill

In 2007 Peru established two oil and gas concessions, Lot 135 and Lot 137, totalling almost 1.5 million hectares and contracted a Canadian company, Pacific Rubiales Energy, to operate there. This means that more than half of the western boundary of the Javari reserve borders Peruvian oil and gas concessions.

Greenpeace Stunt At Peru's Sacred Nazca Lines Is An Epic Facepalm

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK

The head of Greenpeace will travel to Peru to personally apologise for a stunt which is thought to have damaged the country's ancient Nazca carvings. ...

Peruvian Footballer Struck By Lightning Mid-Match

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Sport

This harrowing footage shows the moment Sport Aguila player Joao Contreras was struck by lightning during a match. The players were waiting to star...

Getting Our Stories Straight at COP 20 in Lima

Samantha J Smith | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Samantha J Smith

There's a revolution going on outside the halls of the UN's COP 20 climate change talks in Lima, Peru. Industry is taking action on climate change. People are taking to the streets. The weather is changing...

Deafblind Children Are Missing Out

James Thornberry | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Thornberry

Deafblindness is a complex disability. Not being able to see and hear requires specialist support and for many children around the world, accessing this support is incredibly difficult.

Who Should Tackle ISIS? John Oliver Has The Answer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Comedy

ISIS is rapidly spreading throughout the Middle East. One country needs to step up and take action. "Peru should really do something about this...

Hey, Eli Roth, About Your 'Cannibal Horror-Thriller'...

David Hill | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
David Hill

Do you think indigenous peoples in the Peruvian Amazon would eat a group of Americans? Do you think that 'un-contacted tribes', as you have been reported to call them, in particular would eat a group of Americans? If the answer is yes to either of these questions, can you explain why you think that?

Planet Appetite: UNI Restaurant Brings Japanese Peruvian Nikkei Cuisine to Belgravia, London, UK

Rupert Parker | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Named after the Japanese word for Sea Urchin, UNI Restaurant and Sushi Bar serves up delicious Japanese and Peruvian fusion cuisine, known as Nikkei.

Getting an Education in the Peruvian Jungle: The Chaskawasi Project

Katarina Zimmer | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Katarina Zimmer

For one day in the year the whole village queues for hours in hope of doctors' advice for a variety of ailments. At the last visit, four of the children were unable to see a doctor regarding eye problems that hindered them in reading because the system works on a 'first come, first served' basis.