Not feeling sexy? Try frog juice fresh from the blender!

Nov 19, 2014

Not feeling sexy? Try frog juice fresh from the blender!

Suffering from stress? Not feeling sexy? High in the Andes Mountains, some locals believe that putting frogs in a blender is the answer. Unfortunately, there is no scientific evidence confirming any medicinal benefits from frog juice. And the frogs that Peruvians use are from ...

Nov 19, 2014

Not feeling sexy? Try frog juice fresh from the blender!

Suffering from stress? Not feeling sexy? High in the Andean mountains, some locals believe putting frogs in a blender is the answer. Unfortunately, there is no scientific evidence confirming any medicinal benefits from frog juice. And the frogs that Peruvians use are from the ...

Old, cold and bold: Ice Age people dwelled high in Peru's Andes

Oct 24, 2014

Old, cold and bold: Ice Age people dwelled high in Peru's Andes

In a bleak, treeless landscape high in the southern Peruvian Andes, bands of intrepid Ice Age people hunkered down in rudimentary dwellings and withstood frigid weather, thin air and other hardships. Scientists on Thursday described the world’s highest known Ice Age settlements, two archaeological ...

Oct 6, 2014

30 killed in Peru election day accidents

At least 30 people were killed Sunday in traffic accidents across Peru, which was holding local elections nationwide. Early in the day, a bus overturned in the country’s north in a crash that killed 18 and injured another 11, in the city of Bolognesi, ...

Isolated tribe risks human contact

Sep 12, 2014

Isolated tribe risks human contact

Six Mashco Piro tribeswomen crouched low as they escaped back into the jungle after raiding a remote lodge in Peru’s Manu National Park in the western Amazon, clutching newly prized tools: metallic cooking pots. The brazen daytime foray into the tourist retreat in May ...

At 116, Peruvian may be world's oldest person

May 3, 2014

At 116, Peruvian may be world's oldest person

A 116-year-old Peruvian living in extreme poverty in the heart of the Andes is in the running to become the oldest person in the world. Born on Dec. 20, 1897, Filomena Taipe Mendoza may be three months older than Japan’s Misao Okawa, the world’s ...

Mar 16, 2014

Machu Picchu tourists told to stay clothed

Peru has boosted surveillance at popular archaeological sites to counter a new trend of tourists taking nude photos at Machu Picchu. Tourists have been posting the shots on blogs, prompting a statement from the Cultural Ministry rejecting “any disrespectful act committed by visitors” to ...

Peru's ex-President Fujimori suffers stroke, in stable condition

Mar 15, 2014

Peru's ex-President Fujimori suffers stroke, in stable condition

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori suffered a stroke on Friday and was hospitalized in stable condition with some loss of control of his left upper arm, his doctor said. Neurologist, Dr. Juan Barreto, said that Fujimori was conscious and speaking and being treated to ...

'Ethical' gold mines tried in South America

Mar 10, 2014

'Ethical' gold mines tried in South America

Tucked between two desert ridges in southern Peru, Relave looks like any of the hundreds of ramshackle mining towns that blight the landscape in the world’s sixth-largest gold exporter. Its name in Spanish means “tailings,” a nod to the heaps of mining waste that ...