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Peru invests in massive irrigation project to bring fresh water to its arid west coast

<b>Reuters reports</b><p>Next year, the Olmos Irrigation Project will start pumping billions of gallons of water onto a nearby 170-square-mile patch of desert in the Olmos Valley near the Pacific coast. The $500 million project is the most ambitious yet in a handful of massive irrigation works that are …

A Guide to the Highest Mountains in Peru

01 of 11<p>Huascarán<p><i>22,132 feet (6,746 m), Cordillera Blanca</i><p>Nevado Huascarán is located in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range, within the Yungay …

South America

The Festival of San Juan in Peru

01 of 03<p>One Big Party in the Peruvian Jungle<p>If you ask a Peruvian what happens on June 24, you’ll likely receive one of two answers. If you’re in the …

Scenes From Peru

Earlier this year, Peru celebrated the 100th anniversary of the scientific discovery of the citadel of Machu Picchu. Peruvians also held a presidential election, with 49-year-old former Army Lieutenant Colonel Ollanta Humala narrowly winning in a run-off against Keiko Fujimori, daughter of jailed …

Why Some Of South America's First Eco Lodges Are Still Its Best: Inkaterra Hotels In Peru

Deep in the Amazon jungle, in a spot so remote it’s reached only by boat and where the mosquitos outnumber the humans by about a million to one, the bread is homemade, the pisco sours are topped with perfect heads of egg-white froth, and the service is just-so. Outside, a resident tapir (named …

Repsol to drill for oil in Amazon rainforest in Peru

Repsol has been given the go-ahead by Peru's ministry of energy and mines (MEM) to explore for oil in one "protected" and one proposed reserve in the north of the country in the remote Amazon rainforest bordering Ecuador.<p>According to an environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the company's plans …

9 Awesome Things About Peru (PHOTOS)

Happy Independence Day, Peru!<p>The mystique that surrounds Peru is often found in tales of ancient empires and lost civilizations, but the beauty of that past and more continues to exist today. From the preservation of Quechua culture and language to a Nobel laureate, the South American country …

Peru - Not For Sale

Peru’s Story<p>Not For Sale has developed a scholarship program to provide housing, school fees, supplies and emotional support for vulnerable children …

Glimpses of some incredible luxury hotels in Peru

Before I took my two-week tour through southern Peru, I had no intention of writing a post about the hotels. For the most part, I really don’t write …

There is MUCH more to Peru than Machu Picchu

There is more to Peru than Machu Picchu<p>We’ll be the first to admit that the main reason we visited Peru was to experience the world famous Incan city …

40 images of Peru we can’t stop looking at

IT’S EASY to cast Peru in superlative terms. The nation has the world’s deepest canyon, a selection of the Western Hemisphere’s tallest mountains, …

10 Reasons to Get on a Plane and Visit Peru

01 of 10<p>Machu Picchu may be the king of Peru's ancient sites, but it's certainly not the only jewel in Peru's archaeological crown. A fine selection …

Peru vows to investigate report of massive dolphin slaughter

LIMA, Peru — The Peruvian government has promised to investigate charges by an environmental group that the out-of-control slaughter of dolphins in Pacific coastal waters has put the ocean mammal at risk.<p>At least 15,000 dolphins are being killed off the Peruvian coast annually by fishermen who use …

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