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Salem-News.com (May-01-2013 10:41)

Complementary Actions Protect Both Rare Birds and Water Resources in Northern Peru

“This is a truly innovative project that benefits multiple communities by securing their rights to land and water resources” - Tino Aucca, President of ECOAN.

(WASHINGTON DC) - The Little Woodstar is one of the species benefiting from actions in Peru to expand a key bird reserve and protect cloud forest areas. Photo by Daniel J. Lebbin. Four communities in Peru have agreed on complementary land actions that will protect 930 acres of vital cloud forest.

This will double the size of an increasingly popular bird reserve – generating benefits for all.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-15-2012 19:37)

Peru: Trumped up Criminal Charge Against Human Rights Lawyer Mr. Jhon Kennedy Vega Carrascal

Addressing the matter quickly and fairly is the only positive course of action.

(SALEM) - Flag of Peru An attorney in Peru who is a noted human rights defender, is facing up to fifteen years in prison for an act he did not have anything to do with.

The criminal charge against John Kennedy Vega Carrascal is solely motivated by his peaceful and legitimate activities in the defence of human rights, particularly his efforts to advise people facing forced eviction of their rights.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-16-2012 23:38)

William Gomes Named `Human Rights Ambassador` for Salem-News.com

What sets William apart, is that he covers the world as a whole, rather than concentrating on one specific region or country.

(SALEM / DHAKA) - Salem-News.com Human Rights Ambassador, William Gomes We are pleased to announce the appointment of our writer William Gomes, to the position of Salem-News.com Human Rights Ambassador.

In this rapidly changing world, we believe this newly-created position and program, are large steps in raising our effectiveness as a news agency.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-03-2012 00:01)

Peru: Support of the Right to Voluntary, Effective Treatment for all Those Who Need It

Salem-News.com Eye on the World report.

(HONG KONG) - Map of Peru Law No. 29737 and related provisions in Peru's legal system, permit involuntary detention for treatment of people who suffer from psychosocial or mental disabilities.

It also affects those who suffer from addiction, in circumstances that do not comply with international human rights law.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-01-2012 20:37)

Peru: Laws Threaten Fundamental Human Rights of People with Drug Dependence

Salem-News.com Eye on the World Report.

(DHAKA- Bangladesh) - Flag of Peru Peru's Law No. 29737 and related provisions in Peruvian law, permit involuntary detention for treatment of people who suffer from addiction, in circumstances that do not comply with international human rights law.

The law threatens fundamental human rights protections against arbitrary detention and ill-treatment deny the right to health.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-28-2011 15:24)

Magnitude 6.9 Strikes Peru`s Capitol

"There was panic, a lot of panic" - Ruben Vargas, policía de Ica

(LIMA, Peru) - Peru earthquake map Southern Peru was shaken by an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale; buildings rocked and swayed in the country's capitol Lima, home of 8.5 million people, but fortunately no injuries or major damage has been reported.

The US Geological Survey confirms that the temblor, which was initially reported as a magnitude 7.0 quake, was centered 51 km (31 miles) SSW of Ica, Peru, the scene of a terrible earthquake in 2007.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-30-2010 12:25)

American Tourists Glimpse Mysterious Peruvian Owl

Few Have Ever Seen the “Strange Owl” of the Cloud Forest – One of the World’s Most Elusive Birds - Versión en español sigue

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - Long-whiskered Owlet Recently, a group of American birdwatchers were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime sighting when they observed the rare Peruvian Long-whiskered Owlet, a species previously seen only by a handful of people.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-08-2010 01:36)

Dutchman Van der Sloot Confesses to Slaying in Lima

The suspect is apparently "coming clean" in this case.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Van der Sloot Monday, a high-ranking Peruvian government official told NBC News that Joran van der Sloot confessed to the slaying of a 21-year-old woman in a Lima hotel room.

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Salem-News.com (May-25-2010 16:56)

Peruvian Government Ramps up Habitat Protection for Endangered Bird Species

Three New Private Conservation Areas Approved.

(WASHINGTON D,C.) - Participants in the signing ceremony for the approval of three new Peruvian conservation areas The Peruvian government has announced the creation of several new conservation areas that will have significant ramifications in the ongoing efforts to protect habitat for endangered bird species in the country.

The Peruvian Minister of the Environment, Antonia José Brack Egg, recently announced his government’s approval of three new, community-owned, private conservation areas encompassing 8,438 acres on community owned lands to protect Polylepis forest in the Vilcanota Mountains of southeastern Peru, near Cusco.

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