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'Christ of Theft' statue poses dilemma for Peru

- A giant statue of Jesus Christ that looms over Lima is causing controversy in Peru because of its financing by the graft-tainted Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht and late ex-president Alan Garcia.

Ex-Peru president wanted for corruption arrested in US

- Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo was arrested in the United States Tuesday to face extradition to his home country on corruption charges, authorities in the South American nation said.

Peru president wins confidence vote over corruption reform

- Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra scored a major victory for his government's anti-corruption policies Wednesday, winning a vote of confidence in the opposition-held Congress as the country seeks to emerge from the shadow of Latin America's biggest gr...

Peru president wins confidence motion over reforms

- Peru's President Martin Vizcarra scored an important victory for his government's tough anti-corruption policies Wednesday by winning a vote of confidence in the opposition-controlled Congress.

Peru quake toll rises to two dead

- The death toll from a powerful earthquake that rocked parts of Peru and neighboring Ecuador rose to two on Monday, with more than 30 people injured, authorities said.Sunday's 8.

Former Lima mayor jailed in Peru Odebrecht case

- A Peruvian judge Tuesday sentenced former Lima mayor Susana Villaran to 18 months' preventive detention for accepting illegal campaign funds from Brazilian construction firms Odebrecht and OAS.

Peruvian climber dies on Nepal's Mt Makalu

Kathmandu - Experienced Peruvian climber Richard Hidalgo was found dead Wednesday on Mount Makalu, the world's fifth-highest mountain, expedition organisers in Nepal said.

Peru ex-official confesses he was frontman for Garcia bribes

- A former high-ranking official has confessed that he acted as a frontman for Peru's late ex-president Alan Garcia, receiving money from Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht which he later transferred in installments to the leader, a prosecutor said he...

Peru bans electric scooters from sidewalks, pedestrian zones

- Peru banned motorized scooters from sidewalks and pedestrian areas from Monday after a woman in Lima broke both her arms in a collision with one.

Peru's Garcia denies corruption claims in suicide note

- A suicide note in which Peru's Alan Garcia denied corruption charges against him set the backdrop Friday for the ex-president's funeral, two days after he put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger as police arrived to arrest him on bribery charges l...

Odebrecht: the scandal shaking Latin America

Montevideo - The corruption scandal involving Latin America's biggest construction company Odebrecht took a dramatic turn Wednesday with the suicide of former Peruvian president Alan Garcia, who was embroiled in the affair.

Peru ex-president Garcia dies after shooting himself

- Former Peru president Alan Garcia died in hospital on Wednesday after shooting himself in the head at his home as police were about to arrest him in a graft investigation, a party official said. He was 69.

Former Peru president hospitalized with high blood pressure

- Former Peru president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was urgently taken to hospital on Wednesday suffering from high blood pressure, lawmaker Gilbert Violeta said.Violeta told RPP radio station the 80-year-old was being treated in intensive care.

Facing arrest, former Peru president kills self

- Peru's former president Alan Garcia died in hospital on Wednesday after shooting himself in the head at his home as police were about to arrest him in a sprawling corruption case, a party official said. He was 69.

Facing arrest, Peru ex-president Garcia shoots himself

- Peru's former president Alan Garcia shot himself in the head at his home on Wednesday as police were about to arrest him in a sprawling corruption case, his lawyer and hospital officials said.

Pompeo in Peru to maintain regional pressure on Venezuela's Maduro

- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Peru on Saturday on the third-leg of a four-nation tour of Latin American allies focusing heavily on Venezuela and countering China's economic reach.

Peru's ex-president arrested in corruption case

- A Peruvian court ordered the arrest on Wednesday of ex-president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at the request of prosecutors investigating the giant Odebrecht corruption scandal that forced him from office a year ago.

Peru's ex-president ordered detained in graft case: justice

- A Peruvian court ordered the arrest on Wednesday of ex-president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at the request of prosecutors investigating the giant Odebrecht corruption scandal.

Pompeo to visit Venezuela border on South America tour

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to the Venezuela border in Colombia to highlight the plight of refugees during a four-nation trip to Latin America, the State Department announced Monday.

Horror bus fire in Peru capital kills 17

- An inferno swept through a bus at an illegal transport terminal in Lima, killing 17 people trapped inside in one of Peru's worst fire disasters in over a decade, the state prosecutor's office said Monday.

At least 20 dead in Peru bus fire: emergency services

- At least 20 people were killed and about 10 injured Sunday night in a bus fire at an illegal transport terminal in the Peruvian capital, emergency services said.

At least 20 dead in Peru bus fire: emergency services

- At least 20 people were killed and about a dozen injured Sunday night in a bus fire at a Peruvian transport terminal, the emergency services said.

Ex-Peru president Toledo briefly jailed for public intoxication

Los Angeles - Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo, who is facing extradition from the United States over corruption charges, was briefly jailed for public intoxication after getting drunk in a California restaurant, local police said Monday.

At least 15 dead in mudslide at hotel in Peru: mayor

- A landslide crashed into a hotel during a wedding celebration in southeastern Peru, killing at least 15 people, authorities said Sunday.

10 dead, 30 hurt in Peru bus crash

- A Peruvian passenger bus plunged into a river bed on Friday, killing at least 10 people and injuring 30, rescue services said.

Fujimori leaves hospital after saying return to prison will kill him

- Peru's ailing former president Alberto Fujimori was on Wednesday evening transferred from a Lima hospital to resume a lengthy sentence for crimes against humanity, AFP journalists saw -- hours after he said returning to prison would spell certain death...

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.

Down Syndrome competitor to make Dakar Rally history

- Lucas Barron will make history on Sunday when he lines up on the Dakar 2019 starting line in Peru, becoming the first person with Down Syndrome to take part in the gruelling race.
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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.
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Gillian Anderson modelling a Survival t-shirt designed by Richard Long ©Survival
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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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Most detailed sightings of uncontacted Indians ever recorded on camera. www.survivalinternational.org
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The ruins at the Pachacamac archeological site where thousands of squatters temporarily took residence.
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Alan García
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Sea lions frolic on the beach under a natural arch
Tampo Colorado is inland from the south coast of Peru in the Pisco River Valley about 40 km along th...
Tampo Colorado is inland from the south coast of Peru in the Pisco River Valley about 40 km along the highway to Ayacucho known as the Via de los Libertadores, close to the town of Pisco.
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A view of the Utcubamba River in the Amazonas Region of Northern Peru.
A view of the Utcubamba River in the Amazonas Region of Northern Peru.
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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.
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Huacachina in Peru
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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.
Ruins of a dwelling located next to one of the large pyramids. It may have been the residence of a r...
Ruins of a dwelling located next to one of the large pyramids. It may have been the residence of a religious leader.
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The goalkeeper for Peru manages to prevent an Uruguay player from scoring.
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Kichwa Indian children from a village close to Repsol s project. © Survival
Kichwa Indian children from a village close to Repsol's project. © Survival
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Scene from a video taken while activists were laying down the yellow letters at the Nazca site on Monday.
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View of the mountains and down towards the Urubamba Valley from Machu Picchu. Part of the Inca Trail follows the Urubamba River.
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The holes are on average about 3 feet wide and between 20 and 40 inches deep. They may have been used to measure produce being paid to the Inca state as tribute.
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A screenshot from the video taken by a film crew of a strange purple UFO that was spotted in Peru
A screenshot from the video taken by a film crew of a strange purple UFO that was spotted in Peru
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