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Tourist Detained for Trafficking in Protected Spiders in Cusco, Peru

diariocorreo.pe (machine translated) Police personnel assigned to the Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport in Cusco , intervened a foreign citizen who moved an insectary containing protected species considered National Heritage of the Nation

The tourist was identified as Rintanen Kari (54), a native of Finland, the same who traveled to the city of Lima, referring to having purchased the insectary at the artisan fair in Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu for a total of 600 dollars.

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The fact was communicated to the representative of the Environmental Prosecutor’s Office of Cusco who ordered that the property seized be sent to the specialized unit detailing that due to its characteristics it would be classified as a protected species, as well as having an intrinsic value according to Law No. 29763. The intervened was subsequently made available to the Environmental Police Department for legal actions. Read Article

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Huaraz, Peru: Canadian/U.S. Dual Citizen missing for month, hostel under investigation

HOSTEL WHERE MISSING HIKER WAS STAYING IN HUARAZ, UNDER INVESTIGATION DAILYMAIL.UK.CO reported – Family fears Canadian medical student, 22, who went missing a month ago on South American backpacking trip was kidnapped. Jesse Galganov, 22, from Montreal, was at the start of a backpacking trip in Peru The medical student spent his first few days […]

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Rio de Janeiro Brazil: Tourist shot, killed by police on favela tour under investigation

The incident occurred during a morning of heavy rains and hours after a shootout between police and alleged narco-traffickers in the favela of Rocinha RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL. –   novedadesaca.mx (machine translated) A Spaniard who visited one of the largest favelas in Brazil as part of a tourist trip was killed by military police […]

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Brazil: Tourist river runner from UK murdered and dumped in Amazon River

telegraph.co.uk / Nicola Harley reported British teacher murdered by Amazon pirates refused offer of help from locals to accompany her as she canoed dangerous stretch of river – British canoeist Emma Kelty rejected an offer of safe passage through dangerous pirate infested waters prior to her murder over fears she was losing too much time […]

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Santiago, Chile: Tourist dies heart attack, unable to get medical attention because of protests against Uber, Cabify

news4europe.eu – (efe-pa).- A Brazilian tourist died Monday after suffering a cardiorespiratory arrest outside Santiago International Airport and was unable to get medical attention in time – because the roads in and out were blocked by taxi drivers protesting against Uber, Cabify, and their apps for picking up passengers. Police officials said the victim was […]

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Panama: Couple from U. S convicted in multiple murders of other expats

INTERMEDIATE-ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ news.co.cr reported On July 26, 2010, an American couple was arrested when trying to enter Nicaragua from Costa Rica over land; according to reports in local and international media. They were William Dathan Holbert (b. September 12, 1979), also known as Wild Bill, described by […]

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Michoacán, Mexico: Irish Tourist Murdered, girlfriend from U.S. injured in robbery by bandits

TOURIST FROM IRELAND SHOT TO DEATH AFTER STOPPING AT GAS STATION TO ASK FOR DIRECTIONS. GILFRIENDfROM TUCSON ARIZONA ALSO INJURED, HOSPITALIZED irishexaminer.com 08-18-2017 The man, originally from Louth, was murdered in the Lazaro Cardenas region in the State of Michoacán on Tuesday. According to local media reports, the man was travelling with his American partner […]

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Tourist alleges she was raped in Cartagena Colombia

According to the complaint of the Spanish citizen, she and her boyfriend, of Argentine nationality, entered Colombia as ‘backpackers’ on the border with Ecuador. By: Digital Editorial BLU Radio A woman, of Spanish nationality, denounced having been a victim of sexual abuse in the sector known as Playa Blanca, in the city of Cartagena. According […]

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Mexico: Canadian found murdered in La Paz residence

INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK timescolonist.com / A Canadian woman flew to Mexico to visit her 67 year old brother in Mexico. John Wesley Cornelson, age 67 brother picked her up at the airport in Cabo, and delivered her to a hotel. They were to meet the next morning for breakfast. He […]

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Peru: Tourist from U.S. Killed, Fell 40 meters into a gorge

rpp.pe (March 2, 2017) – A tourist from the U.S. died, after accidentally falling to an abyss of 40 meters of depth, in the district of Santa Teresa, province of the Convention, in Cusco. victim – Whitney Steven (24). The incident was corroborated by his friend Molli Gain, who said that both were participating in […]

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