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2012-07-18 10:26:44

NEW YORK, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After more than fourteen years implementing life-saving projects of health and HIV/AIDS, food security/agriculture, water/sanitations, education and disaster relief in the Dominican Republic's impoverished and vulnerable sugarcane plantations rural "batey" communities and Haiti's isolated border regions, the Batey Relief Alliance (BRA) now seeks to climb some of the highest mountains of Peru to save children in desperate living conditions....

2006-08-10 07:20:00

By Robin Emmott ON BOARD THE YAVARI, Peru - In the heat of the engine room, huge copper-colored cylinders hiss as Capt. Carlos Saavedra pulls hard on the accelerator lever of the oldest working ship in the Americas. Four decades after Peru's navy abandoned the 144-year-old Yavari on the shores of Lake Titicaca, Englishwoman Meriel Larken has rescued the Victorian-era vessel from its wretched state. Larken hopes to begin cruise trips from next year, taking advantage of South America's boom in...

2006-07-26 07:29:04

By Robin Emmott PUNO, Peru (Reuters) - President-elect Alan Garcia takes office on Friday warning Peru is a "time bomb" that could explode into crippling protests if his government cannot combine its pro-business agenda with cutting chronic poverty. Garcia, who is anxious to make amends for his disastrous first term in 1985-1990 that sparked economic collapse, faces the huge challenge of delivering the benefits of Peru's unprecedented economic growth since 2002, while keeping...