More than 1,000 women protested outside Peru's Congress on Wednesday, banging empty pots and pans to demand the government do more to counter rising food prices, which have squeezed the poor from Kazakhstan to Haiti. The women, many toting small children on the hip or by the hand, run food kitchens for the poor, where Peruvians can buy breakfast or lunch for less than a dollar. Inflation for basic foods sank President Alan Garcia's approval rating to 26 percent this month, the lowest level since he took office in 2006.

It seems that television is following in the footsteps of 16th European invaders to Latin America. A British reality tv company has been accused of starting a flu epidemic that left four people

Peru Rescues Seven Miners Trapped By Landslide PERU: April 14, 2008 LIMA - Peruvian rescue workers on Saturday saved seven miners late who had been trapped under a landslide at a small, independent mine near the Andes mountain range, regional police said. The miners were trapped for around 38 hours at the Chuncanaqui site in the region of Ancash, north of Lima. Police, civil defense workers and technicians from Canada's Barrick Gold Corp dug for hours to reach the mine's entrance, where the workers were buried in rubble.

A midst oppositions from environmental groups, the Inter-American Development Bank has approved a us $400-million loan for the construction of a liquefied natural gas (lng) project in Peru. The

The Peruvian government has allowed two oil companies to explore oil in remote parts of the Amazonian forests inhabited by uncontacted tribes. The decision comes after a Peruvian government

Something's changing in urban India. Cities are now being redesigned to fend for themselves, become

Cotton is the most important textile fibre and contributes to 62 percent of the Indian Textile Industry's requirement. Among the different quality groups, the ELS Cotton of 35 mm and above is in great demand world over for the manufacture of high quality ring spun yarns.

The people of Qara had written off their town's buried assets. More than 1,500 years earlier, residents had dug stonelined aqueducts

The river Amazon, not the Nile, is the world's longest river, claims a group of Brazilian scientists. Scientists from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics have recently traced the

Following illegal logging of mahogany trees across Peru's rainforests, the region's indigenous people , who have no contact with the outside world, are now fleeing their tradition territory and