Tag: Peru

Asia is the cradle of almost every cholera epidemic, genome studies show


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By Kai Kupferschmidt In perhaps the most famous example of shoe-leather epidemiology, U.K. physician John Snow mapped cholera cases in London in 1854 to pinpoint a water pump on Broad Street as the likely source of a deadly outbreak. Removing the pump handle helped stop its spread. Now, scientists […]

UPDATE 1-Ecuador suspends work on flood-control wall opposed by Peru


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JULY 13, 2017 Reuters LIMA, July 13 (Reuters) – Ecuador has suspended construction of a flood-prevention wall along its southern border with Peru, the two countries said on Thursday, after Lima protested against the project by recalling its ambassador to Quito earlier this week. Peru thanked Ecuador for […]

El Nino will not likely hurt anchovy catches in Peru-industry


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MARCH 28, 2017 Reporting By Teresa Cespedes, Writing By Mitra Taj; Editing by Christian Schmollinger LIMA (Reuters) – The localized El Nino phenomenon that has unleashed deadly downpours in Peru is unlikely to threaten an expected rebound in anchovy captures this year, the head of a fishing industry […]

Weird Coastal El Nino Clobbers Peru: 80 Killed, $1.4 Billion in Damage


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By: Bob Henson and Jeff Masters , 6:00 PM GMT on March 24, 2017 The world’s costliest flood disaster of 2017 is still unfolding across parts of coastal Peru, where extreme rainfall atop normally dry terrain has led to episodes of major flooding over the last few weeks. […]

The unnamed phenomenon behind Peru’s extraordinary flooding


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By Angela Fritz March 20 A crowd yells encouragement as a woman trapped by a mudslide near Lima, Peru drags herself out of the flow and attempts to make her way back to dry land. (Reuters) The worst flooding in 20 years is scouring the arid landscape of coastal […]

El Nino Poses Serious Threat to Latin America and the Caribbean


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Warm Ocean Temperatures Trigger Drought in Central America and Haiti, Bring Heavy Rainfall and Freezing Temperatures in Peru BALTIMORE, MD, Oct 20, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Warmer-than-normal ocean temperatures associated with El Niño continue to pose a serious threat to the Latin America and Caribbean region. Less-than-expected […]

Peru prepares for El Niño


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By Javier LizarzaburuLima 29 October 2015 People in the neighbourhood of Moyopampa, 35km (22 miles) east of Lima, say 23 March was a sunny Monday afternoon like so many others. But then the skies darkened and heavy rain like no one had seen in living memory began to […]