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Peru's president, Trump to meet Friday in DC: Lima

- Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski will meet with US President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday, the Peruvian government announced Wednesday.

Peru asks Trump to consider deporting ex-president Toledo

- Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has urged his US counterpart Donald Trump to consider extraditing fugitive former leader Alejandro Toledo, believed to be in the United States, to face graft charges.

Peru hunts ex-president Toledo over graft claims

- Peruvian police launched a manhunt Friday for ex-president Alejandro Toledo, once hailed as an anti-corruption champion, after a judge ordered his arrest over accusations he took $20 million in bribes.

Peru's ex-president Toledo faces arrest for graft

- Prosecutors in Peru requested the arrest of former president Alejandro Toledo Tuesday over accusations he took a $20-million bribe from scandal-plagued Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.

Peru in fight to save its endangered languages

- Amadeo Garcia has no one left to talk to in his mother tongue, Taushiro.Neither does Pablo Andrade, the last living speaker of Resigaro.

Peru ex-leader Fujimori hospitalized with bad back

- Peru's jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori has been hospitalized again, this time for a spinal problem, his doctor said Monday.It is the latest in a string of health scares for the 78-year-old, who was jailed in 2007 for human rights atrocities.

Peru fears Odebrecht graft scandal will hit growth

- Peru's government has warned that a graft scandal involving disgraced Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht will trim its economic growth this year.

Rescuers seek trapped miners in southern Peru

- Rescuers in Peru were working Friday to save seven miners trapped for nearly four days by a landslide, the emergency services said.

Peru brain museum puts most complex organ on display

- It powers everything we do, yet remains one of our biggest mysteries.But thanks to an unusual Peruvian museum dedicated entirely to the brain, visitors can get up close and personal with the most complex organ in the human body.

Prison 'killing' Peru's re-jailed ex-leader Fujimori

- Peru's ex-president Alberto Fujimori returned to prison Wednesday after undergoing pancreas exams in hospital, condemning jail conditions he said are "slowly killing" him.

Peru's jailed ex-leader Fujimori hospitalized again

- Peru's ex-president Alberto Fujimori, who is in prison for human rights abuses and corruption, has been hospitalized for pancreas problems, his doctor said Monday.It is the latest in a series of health crises for the 78-year-old former leader.

6.1 magnitude quake hits Peru, no injuries reported

- An earthquake of 6.1 magnitude struck Sunday in Peru near the border with Brazil but no damage was reported, the government said.

Peru's Santa cop knows who's been naughty

- In Peru, Santa Claus doesn't come down the chimney. He breaks down the door.

Peru's jailed ex-leader Fujimori hospitalized

- Peru's ex-president Alberto Fujimori, who is in jail for human rights violations, was hospitalized on Monday in the latest of a string of health alerts, his doctor said.

One dead, 17 hurt in Peru earthquake

- A 5.5-magnitude earthquake that struck southeastern Peru killed one person, injured 17 others and damaged dozens of homes, officials said Friday.

UN suspends job of ex-Peru first lady

Geneva - The UN said Tuesday that its food agency had postponed the start date for a controversial post handed to a former Peruvian first lady who is facing money-laundering charges at home.

Judge orders Peru ex-first lady, in legal investigation, home

- A judge Saturday gave Peru's ex-first lady Nadine Heredia 10 days to return to her country, where she is under investigation, or face preventative detention."This is a request specifically for Ms.

UN agency job hands Peru's ex-first lady immunity

Geneva - A former first lady of Peru who is facing money-laundering charges will receive immunity through her new posting with a United Nations agency in Geneva, the UN said Friday.

Five die in Lima fire near hotel for APEC attendees

- At least five people died Wednesday in a fire at a shopping mall steps away from a Lima luxury hotel where some APEC Asia-Pacific trade summit delegations were expected to stay, officials said.

Peru ex-president Humala ensnared in money laundering case

- A Peruvian judge has ordered former president Ollanta Humala to report to court every 30 days as a money laundering case in which he is a defendant is litigated.

Adorable but shy, pygmy anteaters are VIPs at Peru zoo

- Paulina struggles to open her eyes, sees strange people in her space and raises her tiny claws in warning.

Obama to head to Greece, Germany, Peru in mid-November: W. House

Washington - US President Barack Obama will head to Greece, Germany and Peru next month for what could be his final trip abroad before leaving the White House in January, his office said Tuesday.

Beneath Peru zoo, traces of ancient dog sacrifices

- As lions, tigers and bears roam lazily about Peru's largest zoo, archeologists are busy digging up stranger animals from the ground beneath them.

Long-lost Inca altar found beside Peru river

- Workers doing cleanup along a river in southern Peru stumbled upon part of a pre-Hispanic, Inca-era altar believed to have been long-lost, the Culture Ministry said Wednesday.

Peru ex-spy chief convicted for killing, burning of students

- A Peruvian court convicted the ex-heads of the country's intelligence services and army of murdering students and burning their bodies in an oven during a crackdown against opponents in 1993.

Peru ex-spy chief convicted for killing, burning of students

- A Peruvian court convicted the ex-heads of the country's intelligence services and army of murdering students and burning their bodies in an oven during a crackdown against opponents in 1993.

Peru ex-spy chief convicted for killing, burning of students

- A Peruvian court convicted the ex-heads of the country's intelligence services and army of murdering students and burning their bodies in an oven during a crackdown against opponents in 1993.

Strong 6.1 quake shakes northern Peru, no reports of caualties

- A strong earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude struck the jungle region of northern Peru on Saturday, authorities said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Peru report finds police 'death squad' killed 20

- A so-called "death squad" established within the Peruvian National Police has executed at least 20 criminals extrajudicially, amid a growing wave of insecurity in the South American country, the interior ministry found.

Peru ex-president's embezzlement sentence overturned

- Peru's supreme court has overturned an embezzlement sentence against former president Alberto Fujimori, although the decision will not alter the 25-year prison term he is serving for crimes against humanity.
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San Blas Plaza is a social scene day and night
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Huacachina - an oasis in the desert of Peru.
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The full name of the settlement being excavated was Santa Mar´ıa Magdalena de Cao.
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Map showing location of the archaeological site in Peru.
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One of the best views of Machu Picchu overlooking the main square and the Huayna Picchu mountain in the background of the site.
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The carcas of a boat passed on route to the Islas Ballestas has become home to a flock of seabirds.
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Art galleries, cafes and restaurants line the stairway streets of San Blas
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Some sections of the pyramids are extraordinarily well preserved.
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An example of a quipu from the Inca Empire  currently in the Larco Museum Collection.
An example of a quipu from the Inca Empire, currently in the Larco Museum Collection.
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View of the mountains and down towards the Urubamba Valley from Machu Picchu.
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Flowers in the window of a typical San Blas house