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Five questions on Peru's Shining Path answered

- Earlier this week, Abimael Guzman, the leader of Peru's Shining Path guerrillas, was handed a second life sentence for a 1992 car bombing that killed 25 people, alongside nine fellow leaders.

Peru's Shining Path leader gets second life sentence

- Peru's Shining Path leader Abimael Guzman, who is already serving a life sentence, was handed a second life term on Tuesday for a 1992 car bombing that killed 25 people in Lima.

Germany returns priceless gold mask to Peru

- Germany has returned a pre-Columbian gold funerary mask to Peru following a 20-year legal and diplomatic battle, the South American country's culture minister said on Thursday.

Venezuelans in Peru take up Maduro's offer to fly home

- Nearly 100 migrants on Monday took up an offer by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to fly them home from Lima, citing xenophobia against Venezuelans and difficulties in getting work.

Peru PM says 'unprepared' for migrant influx but vows 'solidarity'

Tumbes - Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva said Sunday that Peru was "not prepared" for the huge flow of migrants streaming in from crisis-wracked Venezuela but insisted that his country would stand in "solidarity" with the arrivals.

Peru grants asylum to Venezuelans who missed passport deadline

Tumbes - Peru granted asylum to hundreds of Venezuelans who missed a deadline to enter the country before new passport regulations came into effect on Saturday, as they flee poverty and shortages of basic necessities in their crisis-ridden homeland.

Peruvians fear Venezuelan migrant surge despite curbs

Aguas Verdes - Residents of a Peruvian border town, where a bridge cluttered with street vendors marks the frontier with Ecuador, believe new immigration restrictions will do little to halt a surging tide of Venezuelan migrants.

Thousands of Venezuelans reach Peru as border restrictions tighten

Tumbes - Peru on Saturday closed its borders to Venezuelan migrants without a passport, as thousands holding only identification cards reached the border in a last minute crush, some beating the deadline with special assistance from Ecuador.

7.1-magnitude quake hits Peru-Brazil border: USGS

- A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Peru's border with Brazil on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, but national authorities said there were no initial reports of casualties or damage in the sparsely populated region.

Venezuelans rush to Peru to beat passport deadline

Tumbes - Days before Peru was set to tighten its border controls, Venezuelan migrants dashed to get into the country Thursday as new passport rules threatened to leave thousands stranded in Ecuador or Colombia.

Peru sees single day record number of Venezuelans arrive

- A record number of Venezuelans fleeing poverty, economic collapse and a political crisis entered Peru on a single day, authorities said on Wednesday.

New species of orchid discovered in Peruvian jungle

- Botanists have discovered a new species of orchid in Peru's central Amazonian rainforest, the country's national parks service announced Tuesday.

Peru's ex-leader Fujimori discharged from hospital

- Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori, who was pardoned last year while serving a long jail sentence for human rights abuses, was discharged from hospital Wednesday after treatment for heart problems, his personal doctor said.

Peru's ex-leader Fujimori back in hospital with heart problems

- Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori, who was pardoned last year while serving a long jail sentence for human rights abuses, has been admitted to hospital with heart problems, aides said Monday.

Peru sets referendum to 'legitimize' reforms after scandal

- Peru will hold a referendum to "legitimize" judicial reforms, including the creation of an anti-corruption office and sanctions on corrupt judges and lawyers, following reports of judges offering lenient sentences for a price, President Martin Vizcarra...

Fujimori, loved and hated by fellow Peruvians, is quietly turning 80

- Peruvian ex-president Alberto Fujimori turns 80 on Saturday -- his first birthday in 12 years out of prison -- with his children, and the nation, sharply divided over his political legacy.

First task for Peru's new justice minister: tackling a corruption scandal

- Lawyer Vicente Zeballos took office Saturday as Peru's new justice minister, facing the immediate challenge of dealing with a scandal over judges allegedly selling lighter sentences for a price.

Peru's Supreme Court president resigns over corruption scandal

- Peru's Supreme Court chief justice resigned Thursday after the publication of a series of audio recordings sparked a growing scandal over the sale of sentences and influence peddling.

Peru declares state of emergency on Colombian border

- Peru has declared a 60-day state of emergency on its border with Colombia in order to guarantee security in a region rife with drug trafficking.

Peru judge in corruption scandal is arrested

- A judge at the center of a major influence peddling scandal in Peru's justice system has been arrested, a prosecutor said Sunday.
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