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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

Aljazeera.com 
Pahoyan, Peru - In June, indigenous communities in the Central Peruvian Amazon marched in the sweltering jungle city of Pucallpa to condemn widespread deforestation in their communities and to commemorate Amazonian victims of environmental conflict. See more..
U.S. News & World Report 
Judge Ricardo Brousset also said the state of Peru was partially responsible for the crimes and must pay reparations because the men had acted on orders to "disappear" suspected members of the Maoist-inspired Shining Path rebel group. The ruling ... See more..
Xinhua 
LIMA, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- The seventh Congress of Confucius Institutes in Latin America was held here from Friday to Saturday to map out a growth strategy for the next five to 10 years. The network of institutes, which promote the learning of Mandarin ... See more..
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My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22 
PERU, N.Y. - A youthful squad with a experienced leader. junior Ryley O'Connell leads Peru as quarterback, while his father Ryon, handles the coaching duties. Together, they've helped the Peru Indians create one of New York's most dynamic offenses. See more..
Daily Mail 
Peru's Andean plateau is a place of stark majesty, where golden plains are backed by snow-capped peaks, where skittish vicuna camelids graze, and precipitous Inca farming terraces stretch into the distant hills. It is also the dramatic backdrop for a ... See more..
Crux: Covering all things Catholic 
On Saturday the Vatican released the official logo for Pope Francis's upcoming January 2018 visit to Peru, the fifth most populous Latin American nation. It features an image of Francis over a map of the country, symbolizing his "closeness", hands ... See more..
Metro 
Jordan Davies has made a career off his various romances and hook-ups on Ex On The Beach and Ibiza Weekender. But we weren't expecting to see the Welsh ... See more..
ABC News 
In this Friday, Aug. 17, 2017 photo, a herd of llamas runs on a path alongside the Marcapomacocha Lagoon, Peru, in the heights of the Andes where the rain falls for 5 consecutive months. Residents in the city of Lima rely on a vast network of concrete ... See more..
teleSUR English 
The NGO Global Witness labels Peru as the fourth deadliest country in the world to be an environmental activist - at least 57 have been murdered since 2002. In 2014, four Ashaninka Indigenous environmental leaders were murdered for defending their land ... See more..
UNFPA News 
PIURA, Peru – Flooding and heavy rains on the northern coast of Peru caused widespread displacement and damage between February and April. Over a ... 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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Finances

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