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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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Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Visitors have free access to the whole ship including decks and th...
Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Visitors have free access to the whole ship including decks and the various officer and crew quarters.
Narrow cobblestone road in the Saint Blas district of Cusco.
Narrow cobblestone road in the Saint Blas district of Cusco.
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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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Thousands of Indians were enslaved and killed
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Thousands of Indians were enslaved and killed during the rubber boom. ©W Hardenburg
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Teaser scene from the "Boiling River."
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High elevations, bitter cold and the threat of hypoxia made trekking into the mountains of Peru dangerous for early man.
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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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Google Earth view of the Band of Hoies in Peru. It does sort of look like a dirt bike ran across the...
Google Earth view of the Band of Hoies in Peru. It does sort of look like a dirt bike ran across the Earth.
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View of "The Three Windows" construction atop several terraces, seen from the main square of the Machu Picchu Inca citadel.
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Remains of netting material found under the stones of one of the pyramids. This type of carbon-bearing material was used for radiocarbon dating of the structures built at Caral.
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Roads within the archaeological complex allow visitors to walk amid the pyramids and other structures. The right side of the road is compacted for wheelchair use.
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A Murunahua man. The Murunahua's reserve is occupied by illegal loggers. ©Chris Fagan/ Upper Amazon Conservancy
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Thousands of dead crustaceans on Pucusana Beach, Peru (Screen capture from Peru-21)
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View of the mountains and down towards the Urubamba Valley from Machu Picchu.
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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.
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Sea Lions pack a beach on the Ballestas Islands
Andres Ruzo on site at the boiling river of legend.
Andres Ruzo on site at the boiling river of legend.
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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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Peruvian authorities were investigating Sunday the deaths of some 500 sea lions whose rotting corpse...
Peruvian authorities were investigating Sunday the deaths of some 500 sea lions whose rotting corpses were found on a northern beach.
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