Category: "Life"

Preparing for an earthquake

August 25th, 2010 |

Peru held a nationwide earthquake drill this past week. Taking part were public sector and most private sector employees, as well as schools and hospitals. Tom Filipowicz describes the events in the northern city of Chiclayo.

Cycling the Peruvian Coastal Desert

July 25th, 2010 |

The Vogel Family only have a handful of months left of their journey from Alaska to Argentina. They crossed from Ecuador to Peru a few months ago, the passed through Peru’s astonishingly barren desert before heading up into the Andes and eventually into Bolivia. See the desert part of their journey in this video.

Doe Run smelting criminals offer to pay taxes owed within 760 years

June 15th, 2010 |

Doe Run continues to refuse to meet its obligations. The smelting operation owned by hell-bound child-murdering billionaire Ira Rennert, which has successfully managed to funnel profits from Doe Run Peru back to a separate entity in the United States while refusing to meet clean-up obligations, has now effectively refused to pay the back taxes owed for years of operation.

Medical Tourism in Peru

May 27th, 2010 |

Does the simplest procedure in your country cost thousands of dollars? Perhaps certain newer treatments are unavailable? Is your country’s idea of health insurance more maximizing profits than health care? Maybe there are huge waiting lists to suffer?

The “megaport” set to overshadow Ancón

May 24th, 2010 |

The project to establish a port in the beautiful and traditional bay of Ancón has generated a lot of protest from locals who reject that private investment should take precedence over local wildlife, the visual aspect of the bay, their livelihoods, property prices and tourism.

Garcia’s Tren Eléctrico to finally get moving

May 5th, 2010 |

A symbol for the abysmal failure of Alan Garcia’s first government, it was rubbed in the faces of those who suffered his incompetence and its affects day in and day out for years afterwards. Before being kicked out of office for the second time in 2011, Alan García and his second government are hoping to finally get this comically stalled project completed.