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Endangered Galapagos tortoises saved from suspected traffickers

Quito - Nearly three dozen Galapagos tortoises considered vulnerable to extinction will return to Ecuador after being rescued in Peru from alleged traffickers, the Galapagos National Park said.

Death toll rises to 113 in Peru floods, mudslides

- The death toll from flooding and mudslides plaguing Peru since the start of the year has risen to 113 people, including five killed last weekend, officials said Tuesday.

Peru's Fujimori back in jail after treatment

- Peru's jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori spent a day in hospital for back pain in the latest of a string of health scares before returning to prison on Sunday, media said.

Peru wants to sell dirty smelter but has to lower air standards

La Oroya - Peru's La Oroya polymetallic smelting plant has been for sale since the company who owned it went bankrupt in 2009. So Peru is proposing to loosen air quality standards in some parts of the country to attract buyers, despite the plant's dirty past.

Why is South America being hit by deadly landslides?

Estanzuela - It starts with torrential rain in the mountains. Then a wall of mud and boulders comes barreling down the slopes, sweeping away houses, cars and people.

Torrential rains disrupt mineral transport from Peruvian mines

Lima - The torrential rains from Peru's coastal El Nino conditions have not only caused the deaths of over 70 people and left thousands more homeless, they have also brought central Peru's mining industry to a standstill.

Rooftop refugees plead for water in flooded Peru city

Huarmey - Stranded on their rooftops by flooding and mudslides, residents of Huarmey, Peru ironically need the one thing they see everywhere they look: water.

El Nino conditions fueling torrential rains and flooding in Peru

Lima - The most recent record-tying El Nino that ended in the spring of 2016 left behind enough of a warm water bulge to ensure this year's La Nina failed to develop - But it does set the stage for El Nino conditions, as Peru is experiencing now.

More rain looms as Peru struggles with disastrous floods

- Peruvians struggled on Sunday to cope with avalanches, mudslides and extensive flash flooding caused by torrential downpours, and forecasters predicted still more rain ahead, prolonging the country's woes.

Flash floods take dramatic toll in Lima and northern Peru

- Flash floods and landslides hit parts of Lima, leaving some communities cut off from roads Saturday, as others in Peru fled rising rivers, and millions fretted that they won't have drinking water.

Scientists grow potato under Mars-like conditions in Peru

- Potatoes on Mars? Scientists are reporting promising results growing the tuber under conditions that mimic the Red Planet in an experiment in Peru linked to US space agency NASA.

Peru copper miners strike, adding to Chile stoppage

- Workers at a US-owned copper mine in Peru launched a wage strike Friday, heightening pressure on the market for the key commodity already hit by a similar stoppage in Chile.

Peru president targeted in Odebrecht bribery probe

- Peruvian prosecutors ordered Monday investigations into President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's possible links to an international corruption scandal involving construction firm Odebrecht.

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.
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Night view of the central square of the city of Ica in south-central Peru.
Night view of the central square of the city of Ica in south-central Peru.
O. Etchebarne
Under the leadership of its coordinator  Congressman Casio Huaire Chuquichaico  the Junin Parliament...
Under the leadership of its coordinator, Congressman Casio Huaire Chuquichaico, the Junin Parliamentary Group held a meeting in which legislators expressed concerns about the Doe Run case affecting the population of La Oroya and the modernization of the Jauja airport. (Translation by Google Translate).
Congreso de la República del Perú
Illegal logging settlement inside the Murunahua 
Reserve for uncontacted tribes  south-east Peru. 
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Illegal logging settlement inside the Murunahua Reserve for uncontacted tribes, south-east Peru. © Chris Fagan/Upper Amazon Conservancy
Satellite view of the Peruvian city of Pucallpa and the Ucayali River
Satellite view of the Peruvian city of Pucallpa and the Ucayali River
NASA
Stone walls dating from the Inca period along a narrow street not far from the main square of the ci...
Stone walls dating from the Inca period along a narrow street not far from the main square of the city of Cusco, Peru.
The immense walls of sacred site of Sacsayhuaman fortress above Cuzco  Peru.
The immense walls of sacred site of Sacsayhuaman fortress above Cuzco, Peru.
The writing is a set of translations from Spanish names of numbers (uno  dos  and tres) and Arabic n...
The writing is a set of translations from Spanish names of numbers (uno, dos, and tres) and Arabic numerals (4–10, 21, 30, 100, and 200) to the unknown language. Some of the translated numbers have never been seen before, while others may have been borrowed from Quechua or a related language.
Jeffrey Quilter
Most detailed sightings of uncontacted Indians ever recorded on camera. www.survivalinternational.or...
Most detailed sightings of uncontacted Indians ever recorded on camera. www.survivalinternational.org
D. Cortijo/Survival/uncontactedtribes.org
Local people selling colourful handicrafts at the arrival of the Machu Picchu train from Cuzco.
Local people selling colourful handicrafts at the arrival of the Machu Picchu train from Cuzco.
Cajamarca is the setting of the encounter between the culture of Spain and the Andean world.
Cajamarca is the setting of the encounter between the culture of Spain and the Andean world.
Jorge Gobbi
Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Memorial plaque on the main deck of Huascar. It reads:  Homage of ...
Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Memorial plaque on the main deck of Huascar. It reads: "Homage of the Chilean Navy to Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau fallen on defense of his country on 8 October, 1879"
The carcas of a boat passed on route to the Islas Ballestas has become home to a flock of seabirds.
The carcas of a boat passed on route to the Islas Ballestas has become home to a flock of seabirds.
Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Officer s meeting room.
Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Officer's meeting room.
Some of the stone structures at Caral have been interpreted as having served as a market to sell and...
Some of the stone structures at Caral have been interpreted as having served as a market to sell and exchange agricultural products.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel meets with Peruvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano before th...
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel meets with Peruvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano before the start of the conference.
DOD/MSgt Adrian Cadiz
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.
Huacachina - an oasis in the desert of Peru.
Huacachina - an oasis in the desert of Peru.
Martin St-Amant
Courtyard of the magnificent Orient Express  Monasterio Hotel of Cusco. The building is about 500 ye...
Courtyard of the magnificent Orient Express' Monasterio Hotel of Cusco. The building is about 500 years old, the oak tree at the center of the picture has been growing there for about 300 years.

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