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Keiko Fujimori refuses to speak to corruption prosecutor

- Jailed opposition leader Keiko Fujimori refused to speak to Peru's public prosecutor on Monday as part of a corruption case linked to Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.

Peru fighting mining pollution with little green algae

- Scientists in Peru have removed small green algae from polluted lakes and rivers in a bid to strengthen them with nutrients and oxygen before returning them to purify those water bodies from harmful mining waste.

Peru opens military base to protect Amazon from deforestation

Tambopata - Peru opened a military base in the Amazon on Tuesday in a bid to tackle illegal mining, the main culprit for deforestation in the world's largest rainforest.

Robinson Crusoe island sets example for the world in conservation

San Juan Bautista - For almost a century, the inhabitants of Robinson Crusoe -- named for literature's most famous castaway -- have known that their island's fragile ecosystem depends on them conserving its unique wildlife.

At least 15 dead in mudslide at hotel in Peru: mayor

- A landslide crashed into a hotel during a wedding celebration in southeastern Peru, killing at least 15 people, authorities said Sunday.

10 dead, 30 hurt in Peru bus crash

- A Peruvian passenger bus plunged into a river bed on Friday, killing at least 10 people and injuring 30, rescue services said.

Fujimori leaves hospital after saying return to prison will kill him

- Peru's ailing former president Alberto Fujimori was on Wednesday evening transferred from a Lima hospital to resume a lengthy sentence for crimes against humanity, AFP journalists saw -- hours after he said returning to prison would spell certain death...

Rock and roll nuns to perform for pope in Panama

- With millions of YouTube views and hits on Spotify and iTunes, a group of young nun rockers play one of their biggest gigs next week, and thousands of Catholics, including the pope himself, will lap it up.

Peru's top prosecutor quits as graft scandal takes toll

- Peru's under-fire attorney general Pedro Chavarry resigned on Tuesday amid allegations he sought to derail a massive corruption probe involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.

Peru bars entry to Maduro, Venezuela government

- Peru announced Monday it was barring entry to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his cabinet, increasing pressure on the socialist leader days ahead of his second-term inauguration.

Lima Group countries say won't recognize new Maduro mandate

- Foreign ministers from 12 Latin American countries and Canada said Friday their governments would not accept Nicolas Maduro as Venezuela's president when he is sworn in for a second six-year term next week.

Lima Group says won't recognize new Maduro mandate: Peru

- Foreign ministers from Latin America and Canada said Friday their governments would not recognize Nicolas Maduro as Venezuela's president when he is sworn in for a second six-year term next week.

Lima Group states meet over Venezuela measures

- Foreign ministers from Latin America and Canada were meeting in the Peruvian capital Friday on ways to step up pressure on Venezuela's socialist regime to coincide with the second-term inauguration of President Nicolas Maduro next week.

Down Syndrome competitor to make Dakar Rally history

- Lucas Barron will make history on Sunday when he lines up on the Dakar 2019 starting line in Peru, becoming the first person with Down Syndrome to take part in the gruelling race.

Scallops: Peru's 'golden nuggets' of the sea

Sechura - Peruvian fishermen need only dive down a few meters to find the scallops considered the "golden nuggets" of the country's seas -- and cherished in European and North American kitchens.

Appeal hearing for Peru's jailed Fujimori set for Saturday

- An appeal hearing for Peru's jailed opposition leader Keiko Fujimori against her 36-month sentence has been set for Saturday, judicial authorities announced Wednesday.

Shaken by corruption, Peruvians back major government overhaul

- Shaken by a string of high-profile corruption scandals, Peruvians overwhelmingly approved a government overhaul that among other things sends all members of Congress packing by mid-2021.

Shaken by corruption, Peruvians back major government overhaul

- Shaken by a string of high-profile corruption scandals, Peruvians overwhelmingly approved a government overhaul that among other things sends all members of Congress packing by 2021.

Peru football chief Oviedo arrested in graft probe

- Police arrested Peru's Football Federation chief Edwin Oviedo early Thursday on suspicion of involvement in a "corruption network" involving judges and businessmen, a prosecutor said.

Ex-Peru president ensnared in bribe scandal leaves embassy refuge

- Alan Garcia, a former president of Peru embroiled in a corruption scandal, left the embassy of Uruguay in Lima on Monday after his request for political asylum was rejected, officials said.
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