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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.

Amazon slowly eaten away by gold rush's illegal mines

- Seen from above, the Amazon resembles a huge billiards table -- a field of intense green pockmarked by brown stains.These are the sites of illegal mines, and they reveal the scope of a gold rush that threatens the lungs of the planet.

Freed Shining Path captives recount Peru enslavement

Satipo - He doesn't know exactly how much time has passed since Shining Path guerrillas kidnapped him and put him to work on a slave-labor farm deep in the Peruvian jungle.

Peru dismantles Shining Path rebel column: Officials

- Peru has dismantled a column of Maoist guerrilla group Shining Path by capturing two of its leaders, the government said Monday.

Peru rescues 15 people, including children, held by rebels

- Peruvian troops rescued seven children and eight adults that were kidnapped by Shining Path rebels, an official said Saturday.The children, aged four to 13, were malnourished and had skin diseases, said Deputy Defense Minister Ivan Vega.

Peru frees 39 people held by Shining Path rebels

- Authorities in Peru rescued 39 people, including 26 children, whom Maoist Shining Path rebels were raising in bondage as future rebel troops, the government said Monday.

Isolated indigenous group reaches out in Peru's Amazon

- Members of an isolated indigenous group made contact over the weekend with villagers in Peru's Amazon basin seeking food and supplies, a Lima newspaper reported Monday.

Peru nabs Shining Path logistics boss, ends state of emergency

- Peru announced Saturday that the logistics chief of the Shining Path rebel group had been captured and that the government is lifting a three-decade-long state of emergency in a coca-growing region.
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