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Thousands of Peruvians march against violence against women

- Thousands of women marched through Lima's streets Saturday against violence toward women, a major concern in many Latin American countries.Shouting "Not one more!

Odebrecht reportedly paid millions to ex-Lima mayor

- Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht, enmeshed in a corruption scandal which has shaken Latin America's political establishment, gave millions of dollars to Lima's mayor in a recall referendum, Peruvian media reported Thursday.

Peru fire ravages ancient archaeological site

- A fire destroyed a 2,000-year-old mural and much of the vestiges of an archaeological site in northern Peru on Sunday, the director of the Tumbas Reales de Sipan Museum said.

Contestants turn Miss Peru pageant into protest

- Contestants broke with tradition and turned the Miss Peru pageant into a protest highlighting violence against women in one of South America's most dangerous countries for females.

UN: international body should weigh in before any Fujimori pardon

- The UN's top human rights official on Tuesday suggested Peru should seek international medical opinion before any pardon is given to disgraced ex-president Alberto Fujimori.

Peruvian congress approves legalisation of medicinal pot

- Peru's congress late Thursday overwhelmingly approved a measure supported by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski that legalises marijuana for medicinal use.

Peru's government, church argue over papal visit

- Peru's government and Roman Catholic clergy are quarreling over a planned visit by Pope Francis in a spat blending politics and fears over earthquakes.The question is where the pope should say a huge outdoor mass when he visits in January.

Shining Path leaders fail to show for trial

- A Peruvian court trying Shining Path leader Abimael Guzman and other members of his group over a deadly 1992 bombing in Lima adjourned Tuesday after he failed to show up.

International Olympic Committee readies to crown Paris, Los Angeles for 2024, 2028

- The International Olympic Committee will crown Paris and Los Angeles as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics here Wednesday, delivering a welcome feel-good factor amid a gathering storm of corruption allegations.

Olympic chief defends handling of corruption case

- International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach defended his organisation's handling of corruption allegations on Monday, insisting the movement could never make itself immune from scandal.

Olympics: IOC prepares Paris, LA award amid graft storm

- The International Olympic Committee opens a week of high-level meetings here Monday, preparing to rubber-stamp the award of the 2024 and 2028 Olympics as the movement battles a fresh wave of corruption revelations.

Peru's ex-leader Fujimori back in hospital for heart disease

- Former President Alberto Fujimori, convicted and jailed for corruption and crimes against humanity, was hospitalized at a clinic Saturday after suffering a heart condition, the second such episode in recent days, his doctor said.

Peru's Humala should face investigation for atrocities: HRW

- Former Peruvian President Ollanta Humala should be investigated for human rights violations committed when he was an active military officer during the 1990s, Human Rights Watch said Friday.

Peru marines on trial over 1986 prison massacre

- The trial of 35 former marines opened Friday over accusations the troops murdered more than 100 prisoners in putting down a prison mutiny more than three decades ago.

Peru's Fujimori back in prison after health scare

- Peru's jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori, 79, has been taken back to prison following his discharge from a clinic after receiving treatment for a heart ailment, his doctor said Monday.

Peru's Fujimori responding to treatment for heart ailment

- Peru's jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori, 79, is responding to treatment for a severely accelerated heart rate but remains in intensive care, his doctor said Wednesday.

Peru opposition chief Keiko Fujimori faces graft probe: lawyer

- Prosecutors in Peru are investigating opposition leader Keiko Fujimori over suspected links to a corruption scandal, her lawyer said Tuesday.

Peru ex-leader Fujimori in intensive care: doctor

- Peru's jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori, 79, is in intensive care after suffering a life-threatening heart complaint in prison, his doctor said Tuesday.

Odebrecht scandal reaches Peru's Keiko Fujimori

- A mass corruption scandal over Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht has reportedly reached Peru's opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, daughter of a former president jailed for graft and human rights abuses.

Peru reconstructs face of pre-Columbian ruler

- Peruvian authorities have revealed the reconstructed face of the Lord of Sipan, a pre-Columbian ruler whose remains were discovered in 1987 and hailed as one of the country's most stunning archaeological finds.
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