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Peru police bust alleged baby trafficking gang

- Authorities in Peru said Thursday they had busted an alleged baby trafficking ring that included the country's former police chief.

Remains of 26 victims of Peru's Shining Path handed over

- The remains of 26 Peruvians, victims of an atrocity carried out by Maoist rebels more than three decades ago, were handed over to their families in a ceremony Wednesday, officials said.

UN faces calls for stronger action to end Yemen war

New York - Three countries at the UN Security Council on Wednesday blocked a statement calling for an end to the war in Yemen and instead demanded a full-fledged resolution be adopted to bring warring sides to the negotiating table.

Peru court orders Fujimori detention in graft probe

- Peru's powerful opposition leader Keiko Fujimori was taken into custody on Wednesday after a court ordered her held in preventive detention for three years pending the outcome of a corruption probe.

Peru court orders Fujimori detention in graft probe

- Peru's powerful opposition leader Keiko Fujimori was taken into custody on Wednesday after a court ordered she be held in preventive detention for three years pending the outcome of a corruption probe.

Peru's Keiko Fujimori fighting for her freedom, and her party

- Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori's long-cherished presidential ambitions hung in the balance Thursday as a court moved closer to deciding whether to jail her pending the outcome of a corruption probe.

Peru court orders Keiko Fujimori release

- A Peruvian appeals court Wednesday ordered the release of opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, who has been detained for a week after being accused by prosecutors of receiving money from Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht, a judge announced.

Fujimori upset over daughter's arrest, asks feuding kids to get along

- Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori on Saturday criticized the arrest of his daughter Keiko for alleged money laundering and pleaded with his feuding children, who are battling to lead the biggest party in Congress, to join forces.

Peruvian police arrest Keiko Fujimori in Odebrecht probe

- Police in Peru have arrested Keiko Fujimori, the opposition leader and daughter of disgraced ex-president Alberto Fujimori, for alleged money laundering involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, her lawyer said Wednesday.

Peruvian police arrest Keiko Fujimori in Odebrecht probe

- Police in Peru have arrested Keiko Fujimori, the opposition leader and daughter of disgraced ex-president Alberto Fujimori, for alleged money laundering involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, her lawyer said Wednesday.

Fujimori, in hospital plea, says return to prison would be 'death sentence'

- Peru's ex-president Alberto Fujimori said from his hospital bed Thursday that a return to prison would be a "death sentence," the day after a court revoked a pardon for crimes against humanity.

Fujimori, in hospital plea, says return to prison would be 'death sentence'

- Peru's ex-president Alberto Fujimori said from his hospital bed Thursday that a return to prison would be a "death sentence," the day after a court revoked a pardon for crimes against humanity.

Peru annuls ex-president Fujimori's pardon, orders arrest

- A Peruvian court on Wednesday annulled ex-president Alberto Fujimori's pardon for crimes against humanity and ordered the 80-year-old's immediate arrest, officials said.

Hitler standing for Peruvian mayor after Lenin objection dismissed

- Hitler will stand in Peru's municipal elections on October 7 after authorities rejected a bid from Lenin to have him barred.

Five questions on Peru's Shining Path answered

- Earlier this week, Abimael Guzman, the leader of Peru's Shining Path guerrillas, was handed a second life sentence for a 1992 car bombing that killed 25 people, alongside nine fellow leaders.

Peru's Shining Path leader gets second life sentence

- Peru's Shining Path leader Abimael Guzman, who is already serving a life sentence, was handed a second life term on Tuesday for a 1992 car bombing that killed 25 people in Lima.

Venezuelans in Peru take up Maduro's offer to fly home

- Nearly 100 migrants on Monday took up an offer by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to fly them home from Lima, citing xenophobia against Venezuelans and difficulties in getting work.

Five charged with murdering transgender prostitute in Paris

Paris - Five people were charged Monday with murdering a transgender prostitute who was allegedly trying to stop them robbing her client in a Paris park, a case that has sparked fury amongst LGBT rights groups.

Peru PM says 'unprepared' for migrant influx but vows 'solidarity'

Tumbes - Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva said Sunday that Peru was "not prepared" for the huge flow of migrants streaming in from crisis-wracked Venezuela but insisted that his country would stand in "solidarity" with the arrivals.

Peru grants asylum to Venezuelans who missed passport deadline

Tumbes - Peru granted asylum to hundreds of Venezuelans who missed a deadline to enter the country before new passport regulations came into effect on Saturday, as they flee poverty and shortages of basic necessities in their crisis-ridden homeland.

Peruvians fear Venezuelan migrant surge despite curbs

Aguas Verdes - Residents of a Peruvian border town, where a bridge cluttered with street vendors marks the frontier with Ecuador, believe new immigration restrictions will do little to halt a surging tide of Venezuelan migrants.

Thousands of Venezuelans reach Peru as border restrictions tighten

Tumbes - Peru on Saturday closed its borders to Venezuelan migrants without a passport, as thousands holding only identification cards reached the border in a last minute crush, some beating the deadline with special assistance from Ecuador.

7.1-magnitude quake hits Peru-Brazil border: USGS

- A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Peru's border with Brazil on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, but national authorities said there were no initial reports of casualties or damage in the sparsely populated region.

Venezuelans rush to Peru to beat passport deadline

Tumbes - Days before Peru was set to tighten its border controls, Venezuelan migrants dashed to get into the country Thursday as new passport rules threatened to leave thousands stranded in Ecuador or Colombia.

Peru sees single day record number of Venezuelans arrive

- A record number of Venezuelans fleeing poverty, economic collapse and a political crisis entered Peru on a single day, authorities said on Wednesday.

New species of orchid discovered in Peruvian jungle

- Botanists have discovered a new species of orchid in Peru's central Amazonian rainforest, the country's national parks service announced Tuesday.

Peru sets referendum to 'legitimize' reforms after scandal

- Peru will hold a referendum to "legitimize" judicial reforms, including the creation of an anti-corruption office and sanctions on corrupt judges and lawyers, following reports of judges offering lenient sentences for a price, President Martin Vizcarra...

Latin America trade bloc summit opens with call for integration

Puerto Vallarta - Latin American trade bloc the Pacific Alliance opened a week-long summit on Monday with a free trade and integration message at a time where protectionism, particularly in the United States, has created growing concerns.

Peru's Supreme Court president resigns over corruption scandal

- Peru's Supreme Court chief justice resigned Thursday after the publication of a series of audio recordings sparked a growing scandal over the sale of sentences and influence peddling.

Peru declares state of emergency on Colombian border

- Peru has declared a 60-day state of emergency on its border with Colombia in order to guarantee security in a region rife with drug trafficking.
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Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Visitors are transported from the dock to the ship, a short distance away, on a raft which is pulled hand-over-hand by sailors.
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An endangered condor is "celebrated" by Peruvians in the Yawar Festival by being strapped to the back of a bull during a bull fight.
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Questions of cruelty aside, bullfights are usually supposed to be much safer affairs as you can see in this picture. Only those who want to run from such a powerful animal are allowed to.
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San Blas Plaza is a social scene day and night
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Local people selling colourful handicrafts at the arrival of the Machu Picchu train from Cuzco.
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Alan García
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Barranco. The Bridge of Sighs at sunset.
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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 Gocta waterfalls
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A poster on the Peruvian Air Force website advertising the conference on 'aerial anomalies' and the Nazca Lines.
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View of the mountains and down towards the Urubamba Valley from Machu Picchu.
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Nazca lines in Peru with high contrast image of the Hummingbird.
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Oil industry barges are a constant sight on the rivers of northern Peru © Survival
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For decades, the indigenous people of Peru's Amazon Rainforest have battled the government over oil exploitation.
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The sand dunes surrounding Huacachina, Peru.
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Night view of the central square of the city of Ica in south-central Peru.
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View of the circular space in front of the Greater Pyramid at Caral.
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Kichwa Indian children from a village close to Repsol's project. © Survival
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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.