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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

New York Times (blog) 
Silent clues to a violent past are buried among the scores of mass graves that dot Chungui district in the mountainous Ayacucho region of Peru. There, above layers of earth that mark geological time, lie relatively new remnants attesting to the ... See more..
Golf.com 
It's been a decade since Peru's last full census. In October 2007, officials tallied the country's population at 28.2 million, and that number is estimated to be closer to 31 million in this year's count. During the nine-hour census window, streets ... See more..
ESPN FC 
FIFA says it will contribute $150,000 each toward travel costs for the soccer federations of Australia, Honduras, New Zealand and Peru. New Zealand media this week reported that soccer officials made their case to FIFA for financial help toward ... See more..
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Plattsburgh Press Republican 
PERU — The Northern Adirondack volleyball team downed Peru 25-17 in the fifth set to capture a 3-2 victory in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference play Tuesday. The Indians, after dropping the third set 27-25, knotted the score at 2-all with a 25-22 ... See more..
Montreal Gazette 
A Montreal woman flew to Peru on Tuesday to look for her son, who she said nobody has heard from since he boarded a bus to go on a short trek almost three weeks ago. Alisa Clamen said her son Jesse Galganov, 22, left Montreal last month for what was ... See more..
Plattsburgh Press Republican 
5 Peru in a Section VII Class B girls soccer quarterfinal Tuesday. The freshman striker put the Cougars ahead 1-0 with 2:31 remaining in the first half, saved a potential game-tying goal with a defensive clear right on her team's goal line early in the ... See more..
Newshub 
The All Whites World Cup playoff against Peru next month is well on track to be a sellout with more than 30 thousand tickets snapped up since going on sale yesterday. An intimidating reception awaits for the 10th ranked Peruvians who got a taste of ... See more..
Newshub 
It is expected Durante will miss 8-12 weeks with the injury, which means he will play no part in the two-legged qualifier against Peru on November 11 in Wellington and November 16 (NZ time) in Lima. Peru are currently ranked 10th in the World Rankings, ... See more..
The Japan Times 
Former Yomiuri Giants skipper Tatsunori Hara will lead a Japanese baseball clinic in Peru in November to commemorate 100 years since the establishment of the Peruvian-Japanese Association, organizers said Thursday. Hara, 59, will serve as general ... See more..
Kokomo Tribune 
PERU – A 45-year-old Peru woman has been ordered to pay back more than $8000 to the state after she pleaded guilty last month to unemployment insurance ... 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