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Peru report finds police 'death squad' killed 20

- A so-called "death squad" established within the Peruvian National Police has executed at least 20 criminals extrajudicially, amid a growing wave of insecurity in the South American country, the interior ministry found.

Peru ex-president's embezzlement sentence overturned

- Peru's supreme court has overturned an embezzlement sentence against former president Alberto Fujimori, although the decision will not alter the 25-year prison term he is serving for crimes against humanity.

Earthquake in Peru kills at least four, officials say

- A moderate 5.3-magnitude earthquake in Peru killed at least four people including a US tourist and left 55 injured, crushing villagers under rubble and blocking roads, officials said Monday.

Peru protests against gender violence draw 50,000

- Some 50,000 people marched Saturday in Peru's capital and other cities, police said, to protest rampant violence against women in a highly conservative society.The country recorded 95 murders of women last year.

Peru probes alleged executions by police

- Peruvian authorities are investigating 90 police officers for alleged extrajudicial executions of suspects in the crime-plagued country, a state watchdog said Tuesday.

Ex-banker Kuczynski sworn in as Peruvian president

- Former Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was inaugurated as Peru's new president Thursday, vowing to kick-start the economy and unite a country torn by a photo-finish election.

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski: Peru's new president an old Wall Street hand

- Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, Peru's new president, says he will hit the ground running after a long career as a Wall Street banker that earned him the moniker "El Gringo.

Peru's new president takes office amid economic woes

- Former Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski takes office as Peru's president Thursday, seeking to kick-start a slowing economy and unite a country deeply torn by a photo-finish election.

Three climbers rescued after Peru avalanche

- Rescuers in Peru found three of nine mountain climbers who went missing after an avalanche in the Andes mountains, as the search continued Wednesday for the others.

Korean selfie tourist dies in Peru plunge

Lima - The body of a 28-year-old South Korean tourist who died after he fell from one of the world’s highest waterfalls while taking a selfie has been recovered.

Peru expels British woman jailed for drug trafficking

- Peru expelled a British woman held in jail for more than two years for cocaine-trafficking in the South American country, authorities said.Melissa Reid, 22, was put on a plane on Tuesday accompanied by her father, officials said.

Peru seizes 8 mn seahorses illegally bound for Asia

- Peruvian authorities seized eight million seahorses smuggled onto a Chinese-flagged ship bound for Asia, the government said.

Imprisoned Peru ex-president Fujimori taken to hospital

- Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori, serving a 25-year prison term for corruption and crimes against humanity, was transferred to a hospital after experiencing high blood pressure and pain in his tongue.

Top challenge for Peru's new president: the Fujimoris

- Keiko Fujimori may have lost Peru's presidential election, but her party's majority in Congress and her brother's political ambitions guarantee years of governing drama for winner Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.

Kuczynski, Peru's 'gringo' president-elect

- Peru's president-elect Pedro Pablo Kuczynski says the job will be the last entry on a long resume that also includes Wall Street banker, economy minister, concert flautist and motorcycle enthusiast.

Fujimori concedes defeat in Peruvian election

- Keiko Fujimori conceded defeat Friday in Peru's photo-finish presidential election to former Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who now faces the task of uniting a deeply divided country.

Kuczynski tops Peru vote but can't cry victory yet

- Ex-Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has won the majority of votes with all ballots counted in Peru's photo-finish presidential election, officials said Thursday, but the final result will depend on a handful of challenged ballots.

Peru presidential hopeful Fujimori holding out until last vote counted: Spokesman

- Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori will hold out until the last ballot is counted in a photo-finish run-off election, her spokesman said Thursday, dashing front-runner Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's hopes she might concede.

Peru polls hinge on jungle votes, challenged ballots

- Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori will hold out until the last ballot is counted in a photo-finish run-off election, her spokesman said Thursday, dashing front-runner Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's hopes she might concede.

Post-election Peru tackles forced sterilization trauma

- The doctors told Victoria Vigo her third child must be born by Cesarean. It was safest, they said -- she was seven months pregnant and there were complications.They cut her open -- but they didn't stop there.
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