Stories tagged: Peru
UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 7:54 a.m.
Dayton lost its asparagus business to the ‘War on Drugs’ but residents persevered
For decades, the asparagus cannery defined life in Dayton. Each summer an influx of about 1,000 migrant workers would join the town’s other 2,000 permanent residents. Hundreds more workers would …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 1:34 p.m.
6.0 earthquake strikes northern Peru, felt throughout region
A 6.0 magnitude earthquake has struck an Amazonian region of northern Peru. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, though the quake could be felt strongly as far …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 6:20 a.m.
First on the Martian menu: spuds
If human beings finally reach Mars, they may find themselves depending on the humble, if hardy potato. Scientists in Peru have used a simulator that mimics the harsh conditions on …
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Death toll rises to 72 in Peru rains, flooding, mudslides
The intense rains, overflowing rivers, mudslides and flooding being experienced in the country are the worst seen in two decades, Peruvian authorities said Saturday, affecting more than half the nation …
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016, 2:17 p.m.
Obama, Putin discuss Syria and Ukraine at summit in Peru
President Barack Obama spoke briefly with Russian President Vladimir Putin about Syria and Ukraine on Sunday as an economic summit got under way in Peru, in their first known conversation …
Sat., Oct. 1, 2016, noon
Hiking to Machu Picchu past sacred Inca peaks in the Andes
Our hiking group had reached the highest point of our trek through the Andes to Machu Picchu. Now our guide was leading us in a Quechua ritual. We took turns …
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016, 11:07 a.m.
Shallow quake in Peru kills at least 4, including U.S. tourist
A shallow magnitude 5.4 earthquake centered in southern Peru’s picturesque Colca Valley killed at least four people, including a 65-year-old U.S. tourist, and left some 30 injured as it toppled …
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 1:33 p.m.
University of Idaho eyes partnering with Peru potato center
University of Idaho officials are negotiating a deal with the International Potato Center in Peru in hopes of getting access to the center’s vast potato gene bank.
Fri., June 17, 2016, 9:07 p.m.
Colombia beats Peru 4-2 on PKs to reach Copa America semis
David Ospina made an outstanding flying kick save in a shootout, Christian Cueva sent Peru’s final attempt over the crossbar and Colombia reached the Copa America semifinals for the first …
Tue., Nov. 24, 2015, 10 a.m.
Cookbook review: A taste of Lima
Chef Virgilio Martinez makes modern Peruvian approachable for home cooks
Sat., May 9, 2009, midnight
Caving essay wins trip to Peru
An essay about exploring a cave along Fish Lake Trail earned a 12-year-old Spokane boy a trip to Peru with National Geographic as his guide. Ian Baer’s essay described digging …