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  • 23 Oct 2018- 06:04 by Local Press Report LIMA Peru News Agency President Martin Vizcarra on Wednesday affirmed one of his administration's goals towards the bicentennial is to significantly reduce —through ongoing projects— the number of people without water access. According to him, the
  • 15 Sep 2017- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Info LIMA Amnesty International A Toxic State, an Amnesty International investigation published today, reveals how the Peruvian government has failed to provide adequate healthcare for Indigenous communities in Cuninico and Espinar, in the country’s Amazonian and
  • 12 Jun 2017- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the Aral Sea, June 10 – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement –
  • 26 Sep 2016- 07:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski last week became a member of the High-Level Panel on Water, an initiative of the United Nations and the World Bank tasked with taking action on water around the world. Other panel
  • 2 Aug 2016- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Providing access to water and sanitation services for thousands of peple nationwide is among the top priorities of Peru’s new administration, according to President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Kuczynski, known as "PPK," of the center
  • 1 Apr 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Human rights organization Survival International has called on the United Nations to take action to address the high rates of mercury poisoning among indigenous people in the Amazon regions of Brazil, Venezuela and Peru. In a
  • 15 Feb 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Last month’s oil spill from the Northern Peruvian Pipeline is spreading and has reached the Marañón River, a major tributary of the Amazon, according to local indigenous communities. Edwin Montenegro, president of the Regional Organization of
  • 5 Feb 2016- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon are planning to file a complaint against state-owned oil company Petroperu over a crude oil spill late last month. Edwin Montenegro, president of the Regional Organization of Indigenous Peoples of
  • 18 Nov 2015- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The upcoming COP21 climate talks in Paris are an opportunity not just to reach an international climate agreement, but also to protect the current and future health of millions worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a
  • 16 Oct 2015- 10:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Peru’s ministers of environment, energy and mines, and the interior this week presented a report to the country’s full Congress on the steps they have taken with regard to the Las Bambas mining project in Cotabambas province, in the Apurimac
  • 13 Oct 2015- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FALMOUTH, MA, United States The Amazon region will experience more hydrological extremes, including more frequent and severe droughts, by 2100 as a result of climate change, according to new research from independent research institute the Woods Hole
  • 12 Oct 2015- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru The Peruvian government last week reached an agreement with community leaders in the country’s southern Apurimac region, ending weeks of protests and strikes against a $7.4 billion USD Chinese-owned Las Bambas copper mine there. “We welcome
  • 9 Oct 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States International watchdog group Human Rights Watch this week called for an investigation into the deaths of three people during protests against the Las Bambas mining project in Peru’s Apurimac region. The protesters-- 30-year
  • 18 Aug 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ZURICH, Switzerland Precipitation levels in the Central Andes region could decrease by nearly a third by the end of this century, a new study has found. In the study, “ Facing unprecedented drying of the Central Andes? Precipitation variability over the
  • 31 Mar 2015- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru Landslides that followed heavy rains in the Peruvian capital last week left at least nine people dead and four missing, and  led to water restrictions in 32 districts in Lima and Callao. The rains-- the heaviest in 80 years-- also caused

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