Called the Costa Verde or, green coast for its once lush vegetation, today the cliff area on Lima's coast is mostly bare.
Lima is one of the cities most immediately threatened by global warming. How will the Peruvian capital respond to decline of its chief source of water as its population grows and demand increases?
As medical research spreads across cultures, what constitutes informed consent? One Peruvian woman's story illustrates the international debate over medical ethics in the developing world.
Dr. Herbert Cuba, president of the Peruvian Medical Association, advocates regulating drug companies in ways that do not block innovation.
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Three decades ago, oil was discovered under parts of the moist tropical rain forest along the border of Peru and Ecuador and by the mid-70’s, Occidental Petroleum had found its way here.
A group of indigenous Peruvians has filed a class action lawsuit against Occidental Petroleum, charging the company with contaminating their environment.
Mayans and Achuar leaders blame one California-based petroleum company for wreaking environmental havoc and leaving many people ill.
Kelly Hearn tells the story of one trip into the Amazonian rainforest to give a big-picture look at the hydrocarbon industry's push into the Tropical Andes.
The Camisea Natural Gas Project in Peru is one of South America's largest energy developments. With six pipeline ruptures since 2004, it's also one of the most controversial.
Indigenous groups are threatened as Peru gears up for an energy boom.