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  • Hopkins enters into agreement with Peruvian hospitals

    Hopkins enters into agreement with Peruvian hospitals
    John Hopkins Medicine International entered into a collaboration with a network of Peruvian hospitals in an effort to improve medical services in the area. The deal with Pacífico S.A. Entidad Prestadora de Salud also includes making improvements at an ...
  • Langley medical team tested, rewarded in Peru

    Langley medical team tested, rewarded in Peru
    — Time was in short supply when a medical team from Langley Air Force Base touched down in Peru this summer. They had a self-imposed deadline of 12 hours to erect a tent city that included operating rooms, intensive care units and an emergency...
  • Commentary: Charity fundraisers can't solve health-care crisis

    In my husband's country of Peru, many people are poor and many more are poorer still. When someone in a town or village becomes sick or has an accident, the women will gather, cook meals and assemble an event. The people attend to eat the food and then...
  • State police confiscate $6,000, handguns after stopping car for speeding

    State police confiscate $6,000, handguns after stopping car for speeding
    State police confiscated thousands of dollars and four guns after stopping a speeding car near Peru. A state trooper stopped a 2000 Chevrolet Prizm on U.S. 31 near Miami County Road 200 North for going 73 mph in a 60 mph zone. After speaking with the...
  • In Peru's Colca Valley, a birdwatcher's paradise

    In Peru's Colca Valley, a birdwatcher's paradise
    Some people head to Peru to climb Incan ruins; some go to sip pisco sours. Me, I went for the birds. The very big birds. Peru contains a staggering 10% of the world's avian population, and the Colca Valley — a stunning slice of earth notched into...
  • The road less traveled to Machu Picchu

    The road less traveled to Machu Picchu
    Our first view of Machu Picchu was from across a cloud-covered valley. My daughter Betsy and I had hiked three hours in air so thick that you could cut it with a machete. We were exploring the partially restored Inca ruins of Llactapata with our...
  • Visiting Machu Picchu

    THE BEST WAY TO MACHU PICCHU, PERU From LAX, connecting service (change of plane) to Cuzco is offered on LAN Air. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $719, excluding fees and taxes. To cover the roughly 70 miles between Cuzco and the ruins, most...
  • Amazon basin cruise

    Amazon basin cruise
    It's 9 a.m. and the piranhas aren't biting. No matter. Our skiff is backed up to a banana tree in the flooded Amazon River basin of Peru on this warm and sunny morning, and pink dolphins are putting on a show a few feet in front of us. Yes, pink dolphins,...
  • Celebrating the life of the well-traveled Pat Nixon

    Celebrating the life of the well-traveled Pat Nixon
    As the wife of an ambitious politician, Pat Nixon had her hands full. Besides keeping up with Richard Nixon's various political incarnations, she had a household to run and two daughters to raise. But as a new exhibit on the centennial of her birth at...
  • Critic's Notebook: Mario Vargas Llosa's work and life push boundaries

    Critic's Notebook: Mario Vargas Llosa's work and life push boundaries
    The selection Thursday morning of Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa as winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize for literature raises a familiar question: Why him? Why now? On the one hand, Vargas Llosa is without question a writer of stature, a central figure...
  • Kid Rock bringing big sound to small Illinois town

    Kid Rock bringing big sound to small Illinois town
    Kid Rock will be taking the stage Friday in Illinois, but not in Chicago like he did at the United Center and House of Blues in 2011. No, the “Cowboy” and “All Summer Long” rocker will be performing on the Illinois Valley Regional...