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Diplomats walk out as Venezuela hits US in UN speech

New York - Several dozen diplomats walked out from the UN General Assembly Wednesday to protest a speech by Venezuela's foreign minister, who denounced US calls on the world body to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president.

Canada's Trudeau announces $53 million in aid to Venezuelans

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Monday pledged Can$53 million (US$40 million) in humanitarian aid for Venezuelans amid a deepening crisis.

Canada to host regional leaders for Venezuela crisis talks

Ottawa - Canada will host an "urgent meeting" of the Lima Group on the Venezuela crisis on February 4 in Ottawa, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland announced Monday.

Peru bars entry to Maduro, Venezuela government

- Peru announced Monday it was barring entry to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his cabinet, increasing pressure on the socialist leader days ahead of his second-term inauguration.

Lima Group countries say won't recognize new Maduro mandate

- Foreign ministers from 12 Latin American countries and Canada said Friday their governments would not accept Nicolas Maduro as Venezuela's president when he is sworn in for a second six-year term next week.

Lima Group says won't recognize new Maduro mandate: Peru

- Foreign ministers from Latin America and Canada said Friday their governments would not recognize Nicolas Maduro as Venezuela's president when he is sworn in for a second six-year term next week.

Benfica's defensive solidity ends Juventus' European dream

One of the key characteristics involved in Juventus’ record-breaking season is their imperious home form. While 30 wins in 35 league games is a remarkable feat, it's difficult to ignore Juventus’ flawless home form.

Billboard creates drinkable water 'out of thin air'

Lima - A billboard in Peru has been making headlines for creating water from humidity in the air. Media reports say it produces over two dozen gallons of water a day.

Video: 'Cloud catchers' give water to Peruvians

Lima - According to a 4,000 year old legend, an ancient God called Kon punished Peruvians by withholding rain. They had apparently not been paying thanks for the food and water they had.

A visit to the ‘Larco Museum’ of pre-Columbian art in Lima Special

Lima - Although the famous Nazca lines and the citadel of Machu Picchu are the best internationally known cultural expressions of ancient Peru, there are plenty of other archaeological treasures many of which can be viewed at the Larco Museum in Lima.

The historic Basilica and Monastery of Saint Francis of Assisi Special

Lima - The Basilica and Convent of San Francis, also known as the Monastery of San Francis of Assisi, is located in the Historic Center of Lima and is an outstanding example of religious architecture of colonial Peru.

The scenic and romantic neighbourhood of Barranco in Lima Special

The district of Barranco, one of the busiest areas of Lima, Peru, invites youth and adults to a wide range of restaurants, nightclubs, art and music venues, which along with historic mansions, churches and museums create a “Magic Barranco” atmosphere.

Strong earthquake shakes central Peru

Lima - A powerful earthquake measuring 7 degrees on the Richter scale occurred today near the city of Pucallpa, Perú, causing alarm in the population and interruption of communications.

Japanese government reiterates free trade partnership with Peru

Lima - In an effort to help reduce poverty in Peru, the Japanese government has reiterated its partnership with the South American country.

Peru presidential election: Humala, Fujimori going to runoff

Lima - With 69% of the votes counted, the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) reported that candidate Ollanta Humala has consolidated in the first place with 28.7% of the votes, which assures him a place in the second round on June 5.

Humala and Fujimori leading polls in Perú presidential election

Lima - The presidential election in Perú taking place tomorrow April 10 appears headed to a runoff between left-wing nationalist Ollanta Humala and right-wing candidate Keiko Fujimori, according to recent surveys.

Van der Sloot claims receiving marriage proposals while in prison

Lima - Joran van der Sloot, the Dutchman arrested in Peru on suspicion of murdering a 21-year-old woman, boasted of having received marriage proposals while in prison, a Dutch newspaper reports.

Peruvian gang said to sell victims' fat on black market

Peruvian police made a gruesome discovery in the jungles near Lima Peru that may change how people think about some cosmetic procedures.

Peru Files Corruption Charges Against Fujimori

LIMA (voa) - The Peruvian government has filed corruption charges against former President Alberto Fujimori for allegedly using government funds to bribe members of congress to join his political party. Attorney General Nelly Calderon accused Mr. F...

220 Die in Peru Fireworks Blaze

(voa) - The death toll from Saturday's fire in Lima, Peru, is now more than 220 and officials warn the number could still rise. Firefighters continue to dig through the rubble of the massive blaze, sparked by an explosion at a fireworks stand in the...
 

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A disagreement forced climate talks into overtime on Saturday.
A disagreement forced climate talks into overtime on Saturday.
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Barranco. Church of the Holy Cross  located across from the Central Plaza (main square).
Barranco. Church of the Holy Cross, located across from the Central Plaza (main square).
Saint Francis probably would not approve the excessive number of pigeons around the Monastery.
Saint Francis probably would not approve the excessive number of pigeons around the Monastery.
Along the walls of the main cloister there is a collection of 39 canvases painted in the 1670s depic...
Along the walls of the main cloister there is a collection of 39 canvases painted in the 1670s depicting scenes from the life of St. Francis of Assisi. Several paintings are attributed to the celebrated Spanish artist Francisco de Zurbarán.
Peruvian food
Peruvian food
Otto the bulldog has now set a Guinness World Record for being the first mutt to skateboard through ...
Otto the bulldog has now set a Guinness World Record for being the first mutt to skateboard through a human tunnel of 30 people's legs.
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Stuffed Rocoto  a very hot red chilli pepper  often found in peruvian dishes.
Stuffed Rocoto, a very hot red chilli pepper, often found in peruvian dishes.
Statue commemorating Chabuca Granda  Peru s beloved poet  composer and folk singer.
Next to Chabuca ...
Statue commemorating Chabuca Granda, Peru's beloved poet, composer and folk singer. Next to Chabuca is the statue to the Peruvian riding horse, the subject of one of her songs.
Guinea pigs  known as  cuy  are domesticated and grown for food in the highlands of Peru and Bolivia...
Guinea pigs, known as "cuy" are domesticated and grown for food in the highlands of Peru and Bolivia. They are usually roasted and a whole cuy is served on a plate.
Painters of Kennedy Park  Miraflores  Lima. In the background is the Church of the Miraculous Virgin...
Painters of Kennedy Park, Miraflores, Lima. In the background is the Church of the Miraculous Virgin and the Miraflores City Hall.
Basilica and Monastery of Saint Francis of Assisi in Lima  Peru.
Basilica and Monastery of Saint Francis of Assisi in Lima, Peru.
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Lima, Peru
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Barranco s main square and the Municipal Library (Biblioteca).
Barranco's main square and the Municipal Library (Biblioteca).
Boulevard of the Painters. Kennedy Park  Miraflores  Lima.
Boulevard of the Painters. Kennedy Park, Miraflores, Lima.
Food Fair at the Grand Boulevard Alameda de Chabuca Granda  next to the Rimac River in Lima  Peru.
Food Fair at the Grand Boulevard Alameda de Chabuca Granda, next to the Rimac River in Lima, Peru.
A large variety of delightful desserts is also available to the visitors at the Food Fair.
A large variety of delightful desserts is also available to the visitors at the Food Fair.
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Lima Firefighters
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Detail of the facade of the Church of San Francisco showing the image of the Immaculate Conception s...
Detail of the facade of the Church of San Francisco showing the image of the Immaculate Conception supported by cherubs.
Main Porch  in Spanish-Baroque style  and towers of Saint Francis Basilica and Monastery in Lima.
Main Porch, in Spanish-Baroque style, and towers of Saint Francis Basilica and Monastery in Lima.
Passageway of the Geraniums connects the Main Cloister with other area of the Monastery.
Passageway of the Geraniums connects the Main Cloister with other area of the Monastery.

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