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16 million sterile fruit flies released in bid to control plague in Peru

The department of agrarian health (short: Senasa) of Peru’s Ministry of Agriculture released on Tuesday morning 16 million sterile fruit flies in diverse areas of the Santa Rosa valley in Huacho, to control a plague of the insects. Senasa unit chief José Ochoa Delgado de La Flor informed that today’s countermeasure is part of a […]

Lima, Peru: 90% of rescued swimmers drank alcohol

90 percent of swimmers rescued at Lima’s beaches consume liquor before entering the water, informed Peru’s Aquatic Rescue Unit of the national police. During the 2007 summer more than 2,000 rescues were carried out on Lima’s coast. Commander David Pérez Vigo explained that drinking alcoholic beverages slows people’s movements and reactions in the water, causing […]

Peru adopts new economic model for Amazonian timber industry

A future economic model handling the logging industry in Peru’s Amazon rainforest will unite exporting companies and native communities with new profit-sharing regulations, announced Peru’s Exporters Association (ADEX) on Monday. “According to this model, the exporting company assumes the responsibility of wood utilization, transformation and commercialization whereas members of native communities and the proprietors of […]

German tourist dies in motorcycle accident near Cusco, Peru

A German tourist died on Sunday near the Peruvian city of Cusco after she apparently lost control of her rented motorcycle and fell into a 300 meter deep ravine. The German consulate has initiated legal proceedings to return her body to her home country. 46-year-old Monika Schmittlein, from Hueckelhoven, a small city located close to […]

Two hikers survived seven weeks in South American jungle

Two missing hikers survived seven weeks in a South American jungle in French-Guiana. Their saviors described the involuntary adventure of the two 34-year-old Frenchmen as a “miracle”. The 34-year-olds survived on seeds, frogs, turtles, beetles and tarantulas. Only one of them, Loic Pillois (Pictured), was in a condition that allowed him to return home to […]

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