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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.

Statues of Peru coach and top scorer unveiled in Lima

- Despite a disappointing World Cup run by Peru, a district in the capital Lima has unveiled statues of the national team coach Ricardo Gareca and top scorer Paolo Guerrero.

Peru president sacks justice minister over judicial corruption scandal

- Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra dismissed Justice Minister Salvador Heresi on Friday after the publication of a series of audio recordings that sparked a scandal over the sale of sentences and influence peddling.

Peru says it will host Dakar 2019 rally: organizers

- Peru confirmed on Thursday that it will host the 2019 Dakar rally, the France-based organizers said, despite the government previously expressing doubts because of financial constraints."See you in Lima...

Three ex-presidents of Peru in Odebrecht payoffs probe

- Prosecutors in Peru on Sunday opened an investigation into allegations that three former presidents took bribes disguised as campaign funds from Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction giant at the center of region-wide political scandals.

Archaeologists find new mass child sacrifice site in Peru

- A group of archaeologists has discovered the remains of more than 50 children who were ritually sacrificed by the pre-Columbian Chimu culture on the northern coast of what is now Peru.

Peru lawmaker Kenji Fujimori survives dismissal vote

- Peruvian lawmaker Kenji Fujimori survived a vote to dismiss him from office on Thursday, part of a long-running battle with his sister Keiko for control of their father Alberto's political dynasty.

Peru Congress confirms Kenji Fujimori suspension in new vote

- Peru's Congress confirmed the suspension of lawmaker Kenji Fujimori in a second vote Thursday, shortly after officials had voided an earlier ballot over a voting discrepancy.

Peru congress suspends Fujimori but leaves him alive politically

- Peru's congress suspended lawmaker Kenji Fujimori late Wednesday over corruption allegations but lacked a quorum to dismiss him as part of a fight with his sister for control of their father's political dynasty.

Peru Congress to decide on Fujimori son's political fate

- Peru's Congress will debate Wednesday whether to dismiss popular lawmaker Kenji Fujimori on corruption charges, the latest twist in his battle against his sister Keiko for control of their father's political dynasty.

Peru gets out of jail to win prisoners 'World Cup'

- It sounds like a punchline: how does a team of prisoners win the World Cup? On penalties!That's how Peru did it, getting out of jail to beat Russia in a tense final at the giant Lima Stadium last week.

Peru rejoices as Swiss tribunal lifts Guerrero ban for World Cup

- Peru rejoiced Thursday after captain Paolo Guerrero won a last-ditch legal appeal to play at the World Cup despite being suspended for doping.

Peruvian scientists use DNA to trace origins of Inca emperors

- Researchers in Peru believe they have traced the origins of the Incas -- the largest pre-Hispanic civilization in the Americas -- through the DNA of the modern-day descendants of their emperors.

Peru's powerful Fujimori siblings head for a split

- Keiko Fujimori heads Peru's most influential party -- but risks seeing it split and her presidential ambitions dashed following a nasty spat with her brother Kenji, a popular fellow lawmaker who is also eyeing the presidency.

Fujimori says he will not appeal travel ban

- Ex-president Alberto Fujimori said Wednesday he would not oppose a judge's ban on his leaving Peru ahead of a new trial. "I will not appeal. All I want is to have time with my family and write my memoirs," the ex-president, 79, said on Twitter.

Peruvian Amazon undergoing deforestation at accelerating pace: official

- The Peruvian Amazon lost nearly two million hectares (five million acres) of forest between 2001 and 2016, or more than 123,000 hectares (300,000 acres) a year, figures made public Tuesday by the ministry of the environment.

Peruvian judge temporarily freezes seizure of ex-president's home

- A Peruvian judge put a 30-day hold on orders to seize the home of ex-president Ollanta Humala as part of a corruption probe -- but the former leader was not notified until hours after he and his family had vacated the property on Tuesday.
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