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Four pre-Inca tombs found in Peru's Lima

- Archaeologists in Peru have found four tombs that are more than 1,000 years old in a pyramid-shaped cemetery that now sits in the middle of a residential neighborhood in Lima, experts said.

Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes Peru: USGS

- A large magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck eastern Peru, though there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the very deep temblor, the US Geological Survey reported Tuesday.

Otto the skateboarding bulldog achieves Guinness World Record

Lima - Otto the bulldog really enjoys skateboarding. He has now set a Guinness World Record for being the first dog to skateboard through a human tunnel made up of the legs of 30 people.

Peru steps up border dispute with Chile

- The frayed relations between Chile and Peru appeared to unwind further Saturday, after Peruvian President Ollanta Humala officially recognized an administrative district in a disputed border area.

Daughter of Peru ex-president Fujimori leads in polls

- Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of disgraced ex-president Alberto Fujimori -- currently serving a 25-year prison sentence -- is far ahead in a poll of Peruvian presidential hopefuls out Tuesday.

Peruvian politician announces being awarded Nobel Prize in India

Lima - The former president of Peru, Alejandro Toledo, announced to reporters during an international economic meeting that he will receive a “Humanitarian Nobel Prize” in India.

Ukraine confident Russia can't hold IMF aid 'hostage'

- Ukraine is confident the international community will not let Russia hold "hostage" an IMF bailout package that Kiev needs to avoid default, a source close to the Ukrainian government said Saturday.

Peru protesters tell IMF 'imperialists' to go home

- Activists marched through the Peruvian capital Friday to protest what they called the anti-poor policies of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, which are holding their annual meetings here.

Development banks pledge $15 bln in new climate funds: Officials

- Development banks including the World Bank have pledged an additional $15 billion a year by 2020 to fight climate change, taking the world closer to the clutch target of $100 billion, officials said Friday.

Hedge fund threatens to sue Peru over debt: Sources

- A US hedge fund is threatening to sue Peru for payment of defaulted debts issued by its former military regime, sources said Friday, with one activist group condemning the action as "predatory.

IMF meets in hostile territory of Latin America

- The International Monetary Fund faces a chilly reception as it meets this week in Latin America, the region that has been most hostile toward its policy prescriptions.

Peru declares state of emergency over mining plant violence

- Peru declared a state of emergency in six provinces on Tuesday, after protests over a big Chinese copper mining project left four people dead.

Two killed as protests over vast mine in Peru turn deadly

- Two people were killed when protestors worried about possible pollution due to expansion of the massive Las Bambas mine in Peru clashed with police, President Ollanta Humala said."Sadly, there are two dead.

Peru prosecutors reopen money laundering probe against first lady

- Prosecutors announced they have reopened a money laundering investigation against Peru's first lady Nadine Heredia.

Tourists held overnight by indigenous group in Peru highway protest

- Some forty people, mostly foreign tourists, were held overnight Wednesday by indigenous Peruvians protesting the halt in construction of a highway through an area known for its protected natural areas and gold mining.

Peru guerrilla group leader freed after 25 years

- The notorious former number two of a Peruvian guerrilla group that achieved international infamy when it stormed a Japanese ambassador's residence was released from prison after serving 25 years.

Peru teen aims to revive Quechua, one pop song at a time

Ayacucho - Renata Flores Rivera has teenage cuteness, a velvety voice and a mission: to revive the Quechua language with songs like "Chaynatam ruwanki cuyanaita" -- better known as "The Way You Make Me Feel.

Peru permits military to down drug trafficking planes

- Peru's Congress unanimously has approved a bill reauthorizing its air force to shoot down planes linked to drug trafficking.

Peru finds Shining Path-era graves with remains of 50 people

- Peruvian authorities said Wednesday they have found the remains of some 50 people, including women, children and elderly, killed 30 years ago, allegedly by police during the war against Shining Path rebels.

Newspaper nixes Peru cardinal after papal 'plagiarism'

- Peru's leading newspaper said it will no longer publish editorials by the cardinal and archbishop of Lima after accusing him of plagiarizing past popes in his articles.
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