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Peru's rich rainforests are threatened by illegal logging, deforestation, and agricultural expansion.1 Nearly 715 hectares of forest are lost each day.2 Water pollution from sewage, oil-drilling, and other waste cause dangers to drinking supply and other water sources.3 Recently, the Peruvian government has scaled down legislation protecting air, soil, and water standards in order to stimulate business investment and mining and oil drilling practices in the country.4 Peru's 6,000 indigenous species of plant and animal life are in danger because of extensive hunting and destruction of the environment.6

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1 http://wwf.panda.org/who_we_are/wwf_offices/peru/about/problems/
2-3 Ibid
4http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/8/peru-environmentclimatechangemining.html
5 Ibid
6 http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/southamerica/peru/
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Peru News

USA TODAY 
Explore the ruins of ancient civilizations in South America on an exclusive seven-night small-group tour of Peru. For just $1,899 per person, this package from Indus Travels includes international and domestic airfare, some meals, hotel accommodations, ... See more..
Plattsburgh Press Republican 
PERU — State Police have charged a Peru Central School District employee with first-degree sexual abuse, a felony. Joseph Koscak, 57, of Peru was arrested Sunday in connection with alleged abuse in the Town of Peru six or seven years ago, State Police ... See more..
Travel+Leisure 
A new cable car has opened in Peru to take visitors all the way up to Kuelap, one of the largest ancient monuments of the Americas. Located in northern Peru on the slopes of the Andes, the citadel city of Kuelap is home to some of the most impressive ... See more..
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ReliefWeb 
On 14 August 2016, a 5.3 earthquake (on the Richter scale) struck Peru, affecting the province of Caylloma. The epicentre was in Chivay, Arequipa at a depth of 8km. According to the National Civil Defence Institute's 28 November report, the earthquake ... See more..
9Honey 
The film is a gentle reminder that Peru is home to millions of people, who have their own beautiful culture which tourists may not always get to see. It also shows the contrasts between the sandy beaches of the Peru coast and the lush jungles ... See more..
Plattsburgh Press Republican 
PERU — Drew Maiorca earned medalist honors with a 38 to lead the way in Lake Placid's 5-1 victory against Peru Tuesday in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference golf. The Blue Bombers' Ryan Kane (41), Kevin Geesler (50), Sean Moore (43) and Lars ... See more..
ReliefWeb 
Since December 2016, the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) has affected Peru, causing heavy rainfall, floods, landslides, hail and electric storms. Although the impact has been particularly serious in the northern coastal regions, levels of ... See more..
Open Democracy 
Callao seaport, Peru's main export outlet, 2012. Flickr/ Alex E. Proimos. Some rights reserved.Anarchy and mistrust were the norm in the realm of international politics even before the rise of western nations through the Peace of Westphalia. In the ... See more..
Kokomo Perspective 
Master Trooper Donald White, who works from the Indiana State Police Peru Post, was recognized as the 2016 Trooper of the District. The award is given annually to the trooper that personifies integrity, professionalism, and a well rounded work ethic. See more..
The Star Online 
PERUVIAN restaurants have been known to use aji amarillo as this yellow-orange chilli pepper, grown in Peru, is present in almost all local dishes there. Wanting to introduce this flavour to Malaysians, Alex Chew and his wife Carmen Loo as well as ... See more..
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Geography

Western South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean, between Chile and Ecuador
Area

Total 1,285,216 sq km
Land 1,279,996 sq km
Water 5,220 sq km

Climate

varies from tropical in east to dry desert in west; temperate to frigid in Andes
Natural Resources

copper, silver, gold, petroleum, timber, fish, iron ore, coal, phosphate, potash, hydropower, natural gas ;
Natural Hazards

earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding, landslides, mild volcanic activity

volcanism: volcanic activity in the Andes Mountains; Ubinas (elev. 5,672 m), which last erupted in 2009, is the country's most active volcano; other historically active volcanoes include El Misti, Huaynaputina, Sabancaya, and Yucamane volcanic activity in the Andes Mountains; Ubinas (elev. 5,672 m), which last erupted in 2009, is the country's most active volcano; other historically active volcanoes include El Misti, Huaynaputina, Sabancaya, and Yucamane
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation (some the result of illegal logging); overgrazing of the slopes of the costa and sierra leading to soil erosion; desertification; air pollution in Lima; pollution of rivers and coastal waters from municipal and mining wastes

Demographics

Nationality
Peruvian
Population
29,849,303 (July 2013 est.)
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Peru's economy reflects its varied geography - an arid lowland coastal region, the central high sierra of the Andes, the dense forest of the Amazon, with tropical lands bordering Colombia and Brazil. A wide range of important mineral resources are found in the mountainous and coastal areas, and Peru's coastal waters provide excellent fishing grounds. The Peruvian economy has been growing by an average of 6.4% per year since 2002 with a stable/slightly appreciating exchange rate and low inflation, which in 2013 is expected to be below the upper limit of the Central Bank target range of 1 to 3%. ...See More Growth has been in the 6-9% range for the last three years, due partly to a leap in private investment, especially in the extractive sector, which accounts for more than 60% of Peru's total exports. Despite Peru's strong macroeconomic performance, dependence on minerals and metals exports and imported foodstuffs subjects the economy to fluctuations in world prices. Poor infrastructure hinders the spread of growth to Peru's non-coastal areas. Peru's rapid expansion coupled with cash transfers and other programs have helped to reduce the national poverty rate by 23 percentage points since 2002, but inequality persists and continues to pose a challenge for the new Ollanta HUMALA administration, which has championed a policy of social inclusion and a more equitable distribution of income. Peru's free trade policy has continued under the HUMALA administration; since 2006, Peru has signed trade deals with the US, Canada, Singapore, China, Korea, Mexico, Japan, the European Free Trade Association, Chile, and four other countries; concluded negotiations with Venezuela, Costa Rica, and Guatemala; and begun trade talks with two other Central American countries and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Peru also has signed a trade pact with Chile, Colombia, and Mexico called the Pacific Alliance that rivals Mercosur in combined population, GDP, and trade. The US-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement entered into force 1 February 2009, opening the way to greater trade and investment between the two economies. Although Peru has continued to attract foreign investment, political activism and protests are hampering development of some projects related to natural resource extraction. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$332 billion (2012 est.); $312.4 billion (2011 est.); $292.2 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

23.2% of GDP (2012 est.); 23.4% of GDP (2011 est.); 22.8% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

asparagus, coffee, cocoa, cotton, sugarcane, rice, potatoes, corn, plantains, grapes, oranges, pineapples, guavas, bananas, apples, lemons, pears, coca, tomatoes, mangoes, barley, medicinal plants, palm oil, marigold, onion, wheat, dry beans; poultry, beef, pork, dairy products; guinea pigs; fish
Industries

mining and refining of minerals; steel, metal fabrication; petroleum extraction and refining, natural gas and natural gas liquefaction; fishing and fish processing, cement, glass, textiles, clothing, food processing, beer, soft drinks, rubber, machinery, electrical machinery, chemicals, furniture