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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.

Scallops: Peru's 'golden nuggets' of the sea

Sechura - Peruvian fishermen need only dive down a few meters to find the scallops considered the "golden nuggets" of the country's seas -- and cherished in European and North American kitchens.

Peru football chief Oviedo arrested in graft probe

- Police arrested Peru's Football Federation chief Edwin Oviedo early Thursday on suspicion of involvement in a "corruption network" involving judges and businessmen, a prosecutor said.

Ex-Peru president ensnared in bribe scandal leaves embassy refuge

- Alan Garcia, a former president of Peru embroiled in a corruption scandal, left the embassy of Uruguay in Lima on Monday after his request for political asylum was rejected, officials said.

Peru's untouched indigenous tribes facing growing threats

- Just like the Sentinelese tribal people who recently killed an American who ventured onto their Indian Ocean island, Amerindians from the Amazon rainforest reject all contact with the outside world.

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.
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A composite image of the nave (central part) of the church as photographed using aerial photography.
A composite image of the nave (central part) of the church as photographed using aerial photography.
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The Dog, one of the characters in Peru's massive Nazca Lines. The Nazca Lines are geoglyphs (drawings on the ground) located in the Nazca Desert, Peru thought to date from the 5th century A.D.
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El Candelabro may be a beacon that helped ancient sailors located themselves.
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The sand dunes surrounding Huacachina, Peru.
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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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Narrow cobblestone road in the Saint Blas district of Cusco.
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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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Backpacker's breakfast at the street market in Cusco, Peru.
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Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Crew facilities showing table and several utensils used in everyday activities.
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Map showing location of the archaeological site 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 city of Cusco, Peru.
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Satellite view of the Peruvian city of Pucallpa and the Ucayali River
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