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Illinois Man Gives 3,000 People Their Sight Back In Latin America

New Lenox Patch | Posted 05.16.2012 | Impact

Escaping the doldrums of a summer job mixing soil for a local nursery, New Lenox resident Bob Martin sought adventure and goodwill in South America. ...

Worldwide, It's "More Dangerous to Be a Woman Than a Soldier in Modern Wars"

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.10.2012 | World
Soraya Chemaly

Rape, invisible and ubiquitous, is perceived as sexual and inevitable, and we tend to think of children and women as collaterally damaged during war. In truth, all over the world, girls and women are fully, bodily engaged in conflict.

David Lohr

Expert: Once Peru Gets Rid Of Joran van der Sloot, The U.S. Wants To Try Him For Murder | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

A Peruvian court will soon issue a decision on whether to allow convicted killer Joran van der Sloot to be extradited to the United States on charges ...

PHOTOS: My Nightmare As A Machu Picchu Porter

Michael Wigge | Posted 07.04.2012 | Travel
Michael Wigge

My only chance to visit Machu Picchu for free entailed working among the Peruvian porters who carry the heavy luggage of the tourists.

David Lohr

Joran Van Der Sloot To Face Extradition Hearing | David Lohr | Posted 04.26.2012 | Crime

Joran van der Sloot has been ordered to face an extradition hearing that could send him to the U.S. on charges of extorting money from the family of m...

Anti-Cocaine Policy Leaves Gourmet Chocolate Makers Bitter

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2012 | Home

* Peruvian gourmets see native cocoa as having strong future * CCN-51 cocoa developed in Ecuador in 1960s * USAID promot...

PHOTOS: Mysterious Machu Picchu

Charlotte Temple | Posted 06.24.2012 | Travel
Charlotte Temple

Machu Picchu is a place I've wanted to visit ever since my Dad brought home a View Master with pictures of the site -- and here I was these many years later!

David Lohr

Peru Considering Extraditing Joran Van Der Sloot To U.S. | David Lohr | Posted 04.24.2012 | Crime

UPDATE: 8: 19 p.m. -- The process to extradite Joran van der Sloot from Peru to the United States has begun, CNN reports. Documents obtained by Maximo...

Kurt Cobain Sound-Alike Ramiro Saavedra Rocks Peruvian TV

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.20.2012 | Home

Nirvana fans won't believe their ears. Ramiro Saavedra is a 27-year-old guitarist from Arequipa, Peru, who appeared on the national musical compet...

David Lohr

Police In Peru Run Over Mother And Her Young Daughters (WATCH) | David Lohr | Posted 12.10.2012 | Crime

A mother and her two young daughters were struck by a police patrol vehicle in Peru, prompting an enraged response from local citizens. Juana Beat...

Dolphin Catastrophe in Peru Still a Mystery

Hardy Jones | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Hardy Jones

What is known is that catastrophic die-offs of dolphins and other marine mammals are occurring with greater frequency and virulence around the world. They are an indication that the oceans are in deep, deep trouble; perhaps greater trouble than we have imagined.

Illegal U.S. Timber Imports Endanger Peru's 'Uncontacted' Tribes, Says Report

David Hill | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
David Hill

According to the report, at least 22 companies in the U.S. imported millions of dollars of illegal mahogany and cedar between January 2008 and May 2010.

PHOTOS: Peruvian Cuisine As Culture

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 06.13.2012 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

First we make conchitas a la parmesana, an easy but elegant presentation of scallops baked in their shells with roe, made with butter, cheese, lime juice, pisco, olive oil, aji amarillo paste, salt and pepper.

Miners Rescued After Nearly A Week Underground

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2012 | World

(Adds details, quotes) ICA, Peru, April 11 (Reuters) - Nine workers trapped inside a wildcat mine in southern Peru were rescued and br...

Documentary Stars Vatican-Approved Exorcist

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 04.09.2012 | Religion

Many people are familiar with the iconic 1973 film "The Exorcist," in which actors Max von Sydow and Jason Miller team up to turn the tables on a trul...

'Shining Path' Rebels Kidnap Gas Workers

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2012 | World

By Patricia Velez and Teresa Cespedes LIMA, April 9 (Reuters) - Shining Path rebels took between 10 and 20 workers hostage near Peru's...

3,000 Dolphins Found Dead On Peruvian Beaches

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.04.2012 | Green

More than 3,000 dolphins have been found dead on beaches in Perú this year, and environmentalists are so far stumped as to what could be the cause, P...

Oil Company's Plans for 'Uncontacted' Tribe's Land

David Hill | Posted 05.30.2012 | World
David Hill

On March 17, the Peruvian newspaper La Region published an article about an Anglo-French oil company, Perenco, and its plans to pump oil in an area kn...

A Hikers' Primer On AMS

Off Track Planet | Posted 05.26.2012 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Sure you can avoid AMS completely by staying sea-level, but living in a fear bubble seams like a waste of space.

One Book Peru's Presidents Really Must Read

David Hill | Posted 05.21.2012 | Books
David Hill

There's a wonderful moment in The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes when the author, Scott Wallace, finds himself staring at a path apparently made by indigenous people living without any contact with outsiders.

PHOTOS: 5 Musts In Miraflores

Leora Novick | Posted 05.16.2012 | Travel
Leora Novick

When getting to know the capital city of Peru, head straight to the neighborhood of Miraflores for a scenic introduction to Lima's charms.

WATCH: Inside Peru's Takanakuy Festival

Posted 03.15.2012 | Travel

A new travel video shows the intriguing, colorful and rarely seen Peruvian festival of Takanakuy, in which the town of Santo Tomas hosts a week-long p...

Fashion Industry Considers Biodiversity When Sourcing Materials

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Summer Rayne Oakes

Though it is a term that is arguably clunkier than "sustainability" -- biodiversity is slowly becoming a topic of interest within the sphere of sourcing and design.

Rendezvous With My Conscience In Peru

Gideon Resnick | Posted 05.09.2012 | Travel
Gideon Resnick

Of all the moments that blurred together from that beautiful whirlwind of a trip, I remember the sounds of jaguars howling in the Amazonian jungle, biting into a hunk of rotisserie guinea pig and racing to the peak of a mountain.

Rendezvous in Peru With My Conscience

The Daily Northwestern | Posted 05.08.2012 | College
The Daily Northwestern

Conflicts are simply reduced when family visits are less frequent. This correlation would be undermined the moment I agreed to travel mano a mano with old mommy dearest.