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Two German tourists killed in Peru bus plunge: police

- Two German tourists died and 12 other people were injured Friday when their minibus fell into a ravine on an Andean road in southern Peru, police said.

Peru moves Shining Path ex-rebel from prison to house arrest

- Osman Morote, the ex-deputy leader of Peru's once feared Shining Path guerrillas, was moved from prison to house arrest Friday after 30 years behind bars, his attorney said.

Peru's ex-president Fujimori in court over 1992 massacre

- Peruvian ex-president Alberto Fujimori, just four months out of prison under a controversial pardon, was in court Friday facing charges linked to the killing of seven farmers in 1992.

US, LatAm countries warn Venezuela over presidential election

- The United States and more than a dozen Latin American countries on Saturday warned Venezuela its presidential election next month would be seen as illegitimate by the region unless it restored democratic standards.

LatAm summit makes corruption fight a priority

- A summit of Latin American, US and Canadian leaders on Saturday vowed a tougher political stance against corruption with a document making a common "commitment" but offering no enforcement measures.

US calls for additional sanctions on Venezuela

- US Vice President Mike Pence on Friday called for more sanctions on Venezuela to isolate President Nicolas Maduro and his administration, overshadowing the opening of a summit in Peru with Latin American leaders.

Mexican leader, US VP Pence to meet over ties, NAFTA talks

- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and US Vice President Mike Pence plan to meet on Saturday on the sidelines of a Summit of the Americas in Peru to discuss ties frayed by NAFTA renegotiations and border tensions.

US vice president meets Venezuelan opposition ahead of summit

- US Vice President Mike Pence met with Venezuelan opposition figures Friday shortly after he arrived in Peru ahead of a summit with Latin American leaders, reporters traveling with him said.

Ivanka Trump talks up LatAm women's fund for entrepreneurs

- Ivanka Trump, daughter and advisor to US President Donald Trump, on Friday announced a private-public funding plan to boost businesses started by women in Latin America.

Ivanka helps fill Trump's absence at Latin America summit

- Ivanka Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are stepping in to fill US President Donald Trump's absence at a summit of Latin American leaders taking place in Peru late this week.

Ethiopia PM asks protesters for patience as he seeks change

Ambo - Ethiopia's new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed paid a visit to a hotbed of anti-government protests Wednesday, asking residents for patience as he works to bring change to the Horn of Africa country.

Former Peru leader Fujimori says has tumor in his lungs

- Peru's former president Alberto Fujimori, who was pardoned in December while serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses, on Friday said medical tests had revealed a tumor in his lungs.

Women ran things in ancient Peru, a new study argues

- Women in ancient Peru, far from being marginalized and invisible, were political and economic decision-makers, according to a new study that challenges many traditional takes on the country's history.

Former Peru president Fujimori leaves hospital

- Peru's former president Alberto Fujimori was released from hospital on Friday after his latest bout with illness, a local TV news channel reported.

Fujimori health better, but family feud makes him sick: doctor

- Peru's former president Alberto Fujimori feels better after being hospitalized earlier this week, but a feud between his politically ambitious children is not helping the recovery, his doctor said Thursday.

Peru prosecutors raid homes of ex-president Kuczynski

- Authorities in Peru raided two houses owned by former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski as part of a money laundering probe, the public prosecutor's office said on Saturday.Both homes are in Lima, the office announced on Twitter.

Peru's new president sworn in after impeachment drama

- Martin Vizcarra was sworn in as Peru's new president Friday, catapulted to the post when Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigned to avoid impeachment.

Peru's VP to step into void left by president's resignation

- Peru's vice president Martin Vizcarra, catapulted from the relative obscurity of a diplomatic post in Canada, is expected to be sworn-in as president Friday to replace Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, forced to resign over corruption allegations.

Peru crisis harks back to Fujimori impeachment

- As Peru's Congress on Thursday began debating president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's resignation, it echoed a previous presidential resignation that rocked the South American country.

Fujimori family feud spurred Kuczynski resignation

- Five centuries after brothers Atahualpa and Huascar engaged in a bloody battle for the Inca throne, a similar feud is tearing apart Peru's powerful Fujimori clan.
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