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Former Lima mayor jailed in Peru Odebrecht case

- A Peruvian judge Tuesday sentenced former Lima mayor Susana Villaran to 18 months' preventive detention for accepting illegal campaign funds from Brazilian construction firms Odebrecht and OAS.

Ex Peru president and wife indicted for Odebrecht corruption

- Peru's public prosecutor indicted former president Ollanta Humala and his wife Nadine Heredia on Tuesday for allegedly laundering assets, as part of the wide-ranging Odebrecht corruption scandal.

Peru ex-official confesses he was frontman for Garcia bribes

- A former high-ranking official has confessed that he acted as a frontman for Peru's late ex-president Alan Garcia, receiving money from Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht which he later transferred in installments to the leader, a prosecutor said he...

Peru bans electric scooters from sidewalks, pedestrian zones

- Peru banned motorized scooters from sidewalks and pedestrian areas from Monday after a woman in Lima broke both her arms in a collision with one.

Peru: Ex-president Kuczynski undergoes heart surgery

- Peru's former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who is under arrest in connection with the Odebrecht corruption scandal and has been hospitalized for heart problems, underwent emergency surgery Saturday to install a pacemaker, his brother said.

Peru's Garcia denies corruption claims in suicide note

- A suicide note in which Peru's Alan Garcia denied corruption charges against him set the backdrop Friday for the ex-president's funeral, two days after he put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger as police arrived to arrest him on bribery charges l...

Study: Secret of a stable society is beer

There are many factors that have contributed with the progression of human societies and a move to a more stable form of existence. One factor that may surprise many is beer, but the alcoholic drink has been of great importance say researchers.

Peru ex-president Garcia dies after shooting himself

- Former Peru president Alan Garcia died in hospital on Wednesday after shooting himself in the head at his home as police were about to arrest him in a graft investigation, a party official said. He was 69.

Former Peru president hospitalized with high blood pressure

- Former Peru president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was urgently taken to hospital on Wednesday suffering from high blood pressure, lawmaker Gilbert Violeta said.Violeta told RPP radio station the 80-year-old was being treated in intensive care.

Facing arrest, former Peru president kills self

- Peru's former president Alan Garcia died in hospital on Wednesday after shooting himself in the head at his home as police were about to arrest him in a sprawling corruption case, a party official said. He was 69.

Facing arrest, Peru ex-president Garcia shoots himself

- Peru's former president Alan Garcia shot himself in the head at his home on Wednesday as police were about to arrest him in a sprawling corruption case, his lawyer and hospital officials said.

Pompeo in Peru to maintain regional pressure on Venezuela's Maduro

- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Peru on Saturday on the third-leg of a four-nation tour of Latin American allies focusing heavily on Venezuela and countering China's economic reach.

Peru's ex-president arrested in corruption case

- A Peruvian court ordered the arrest on Wednesday of ex-president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at the request of prosecutors investigating the giant Odebrecht corruption scandal that forced him from office a year ago.

Peru's ex-president ordered detained in graft case: justice

- A Peruvian court ordered the arrest on Wednesday of ex-president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at the request of prosecutors investigating the giant Odebrecht corruption scandal.

Guaido says maintaining contacts with Venezuela's military

- Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido said Tuesday he has been keeping up "very discreet" contacts with Caracas' military, insisting that the armed forces were part of the overwhelming majority of people who wanted a change of government.

Horror bus fire in Peru capital kills 17

- An inferno swept through a bus at an illegal transport terminal in Lima, killing 17 people trapped inside in one of Peru's worst fire disasters in over a decade, the state prosecutor's office said Monday.

At least 20 dead in Peru bus fire: emergency services

- At least 20 people were killed and about 10 injured Sunday night in a bus fire at an illegal transport terminal in the Peruvian capital, emergency services said.

At least 20 dead in Peru bus fire: emergency services

- At least 20 people were killed and about a dozen injured Sunday night in a bus fire at a Peruvian transport terminal, the emergency services said.

Peruvian ex-soldiers accused of 'systematic' rape

- A Peruvian judge said Wednesday that soldiers had committed crimes against humanity by "systematically" raping nine female farmers between 1984 and 1995 during the conflict with the Shining Path guerrillas.

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.
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