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2011-04-13 08:30:00

RENO, Nev., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MUSTANG GEOTHERMAL CORP. (OTCBB: URXE) ("Mustang" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the start of exploration activities on the Company's Banos de Inca project located in southern Peru. The Banos de Inca property with an area of 900 Hectares (or 2224 Acres) is located on the eastern end of the famous Colca Canyon, 710 kilometers southwest from the Peruvian capital Lima and approximately 90 kilometers northwest from the city of Arequipa,...

2009-12-16 00:10:52

New research shows how the migration and settlement patterns associated with the rapid urbanization of Peru may link to Chagas disease transmission. The study, published December 15 in the open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, suggests that the practice of shantytown residents from Arequipa making frequent seasonal moves to rural valleys where Chagas vectors are present may have contributed to the growing presence of Chagas disease near urban Arequipa, Peru. Chagas disease...

2008-10-08 09:00:42

Conduit Capital Partners LLC, a private equity investment firm focused on infrastructure investment and development in Latin America and the Caribbean, today announced that its subsidiary, Kuntur Transportadora de Gas, S.A.C. ("Kuntur"), has been awarded a 30-year concession contract by the Government of Peru to build a 700 mile pipeline that will carry natural gas from the Camisea gas fields to the port of Ilo in Southern Peru. Development and construction costs for the pipeline, known as...

2008-07-09 08:41:11

A deadly earthquake that hit Peru's second-largest city Tuesday killed at least six people and damaged countless homes. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the 6.2 quake was found 35 miles northwest of Arequipa. It was recorded at a depth of 45 miles. Arequipa police said a 93-year-old man died after the quake caused a wall of his adobe house to crush him. Witnesses said residents were afraid structures might collapse during the aftershocks and refused to return to their homes...

2006-07-04 16:10:41

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Thousands of farmers, some holding pictures of Cuban Revolutionary hero Che Guevara, blocked highways and clashed with police on Tuesday to protest a U.S. trade deal that they say will ruin them financially. Police used tear gas to disperse rice growers who blocked roads and burned tires near Peru's border with Ecuador, while road blocks by farmers in southern Peru caused hundreds of buses and trucks to back up along the main regional highways. Hundreds of...

2006-04-06 20:57:07

By Patricia Zengerle AREQUIPA, Peru (Reuters) - Thousands of brightly clad Peruvians rallied to mark the formal end of campaigning on Thursday as pollsters said nationalist Ollanta Humala remained ahead in the presidential race but was unlikely to win in the first round. In Arequipa, in southern Peru where the front-running retired army commander's support is strongest, the central Plaza de Armas was so crowded with thousands of Humala supporters that some hung in trees and from...

2006-02-08 12:36:41

By Mary Milliken AREQUIPA, Peru (Reuters) - They may be poor and tired, but the women who have come to hear Lourdes Flores talk about her plans to become Peru's first female president are no pushovers. "We are listening to the message of Senora Lourdes, but these people always promise to work with the poorest, the neediest mothers, and they just don't deliver," said Alejandrina Chunga, sitting at the foot of a gray shantytown in Arequipa, Peru's second largest city. Flores, a...

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