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Daughter of Peru's disgraced Fujimori leads presidential poll

- Keiko Fujimori, daughter of disgraced ex-president Alberto Fujimori, is leading among candidates for Peru's April 10 presidential election, a poll showed Wednesday.

Peru's Fujimori back in jail after health scare

- Former Peruvian President left hospital Tuesday after a health scare and returned to prison, where he is serving a 25-year sentence for corruption and human rights violations.

Peru's jailed ex-president Fujimori hospitalized

- Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori, who is serving a 25-year prison term for corruption and human rights violations, has been hospitalized, officials said Monday, the latest in a string of health crises.

GPS vultures swoop down on illegal dumps in Peru

- The lowly vulture is a dirty scavenger to many, but Peruvian environmental authorities have recast the birds as superheroes and outfitted them with high-tech gear in a bid to crack down on illegal garbage dumps.

Peru warns against ritual New Year effigy-burning

- Peru warned the public Tuesday against its popular New Year tradition of burning national hate figures in effigy, saying the smoke poses a cancer risk.

Peruvian farmer takes climate change fight to European courts

Huaraz - The soft murmur of water trickling from a glacier in the Peruvian Andes into the pale blue lake below is broken by the roar of a chunk of ice breaking off.

Peruvian farmer takes climate change fight to European courts

Huaraz - The soft murmur of water trickling from a glacier in the Peruvian Andes into the pale blue lake below is broken by the roar of a chunk of ice breaking off.

Colombia finds Spanish galleon sunk in 1708 with huge treasure

Cartagena - The president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, announced the galleon 'San José', flagship of the Spanish Armada that was sunk by gunfire by English pirates in the XVIII century, was found at the bottom of the sea off the coast of Cartagena de Indias.

Peru deports American after 20-year terror sentence

- An American woman jailed for 20 years in Peru on terrorism charges was deported early Thursday after completing her sentence, authorities said.

Peru to expel American after 20-year terror sentence

- Peru on Wednesday will expel Lori Berenson, the only American to serve time for terrorism in the South American nation, after completing her 20-year sentence, authorities said.

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.
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