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Colombia deports top Peruvian crime lord

Estanzuela - Colombia deported top Peruvian crime lord Gerson Galvez on Sunday, a day after arresting the man described as the new version of Mexico's Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

Rescued lions roar into South Africa after flight from Peru

Johanesburg - The roaring of 33 lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia echoed through Johannesburg's international airport Saturday after they arrived in their ancestral homeland for the first time.

33 rescued lions to fly from Peru to South Africa

- A total of 33 lions rescued from abuse in Peruvian and Colombian circuses will be taken by plane on Friday to South Africa, in what campaigners are calling the largest-ever airlift of big cats.

33 rescued lions to fly from Peru to South Africa

- A total of 33 lions rescued from abuse in Peruvian and Colombian circuses will be taken by plane on Friday to South Africa, in what campaigners are calling the largest-ever airlift of big cats.

33 rescued lions to fly from Peru to South Africa

- A total of 33 lions rescued from abuse in Peruvian and Colombian circuses will be taken by plane on Friday to South Africa, in what campaigners are calling the largest-ever airlift of big cats.

Peru reports first sexually transmitted Zika case

- Peru has suffered its first case of sexually transmitted, locally contracted Zika virus, authorities said Saturday.

Divisive Fujimori faces runoff battle to lead Peru

- Keiko Fujimori has vowed to unite Peru after her first-round presidential election victory, but she faces a fierce runoff battle to overcome the divisive legacy of her jailed father.

Peru prisoners launch fashion label behind bars

- Santos Arce Ramos is doing 18 years for aggravated robbery, but today he is carefully cutting organic cotton cloth in a workshop at San Pedro, a notorious prison in Peru's capital Lima.

Keiko Fujimori headed for runoff in Peru vote

- Keiko Fujimori, daughter of an ex-president jailed for massacres, was heading Monday for a runoff vote that could make her Peru's first female leader.

Peru votes on Fujimori daughter in chaotic election

- Peruvians voted Sunday on whether Keiko Fujimori, daughter of an ex-president jailed for massacres, should become their first female leader in an election marred by alleged vote-buying and deadly attacks.

Guerrilla attack kills four before Peru election

- Three soldiers and a civilian were killed, and seven others wounded, in two attacks by guerrillas in the jungles of central Peru, on the eve of presidential elections.

Poverty line divides Peru in presidential vote

- Many Peruvians voting on Sunday want a new president who will stop the country's economic growth from slipping away. But millions never felt that growth in the first place.

Fujimori voters nostalgic for Peru's jailed ex-leader

- He is in jail for massacres and embezzling millions in public funds, but many Peruvians still love their ex-president Alberto Fujimori.

Peru mulls dark past as Fujimori daughter leads vote polls

- Peruvians vote Sunday on whether Keiko Fujimori, daughter of a former president jailed for massacres, should become their first female head of state in a divisive national election.

Keiko Fujimori seeks Peru presidency in name of father

- Peruvians say you either love or hate Keiko Fujimori, daughter of their jailed former leader Alberto. Despite his dark legacy she too is now tipped to become president.Smiling broadly in a white shirt, she dances for the crowds at election rallies.

Meet the Fujimoris: Peru power family with dark past

- Father is in jail for crimes against humanity. Uncles and aunts have fled corruption charges. And daughter? She is in position to follow in dad's footsteps by becoming president of Peru.

Tens of thousands march against Fujimori in Peru

- Some 50,000 people marched in Lima to protest the presidential candidacy of frontrunner Keiko Fujimori, 24 years to the day after the coup d'etat staged by her father.Shouting "Fujimori never again!

Half of candidates out of chaotic Peru election

- Half of the candidates in Peru's presidential election have abandoned or been banned from next week's polls and one of the leading contenders may follow, plunging the South American country into political uncertainty.

Peru bars second-place presidential candidate

- The second-place candidate in Peru's presidential election was disqualified Wednesday over procedural irregularities, upending the campaign and giving controversial frontrunner Keiko Fujimori a big boost with one month to go.

NASA to simulate growing potatoes on Mars in Peru

- Do Peru's potatoes have the right stuff?That's the question scientists will be asking in Lima next month, when a selection of tubers will begin undergoing tests to determine whether they're fit to grow on Mars.

Wealthy Peru presidential candidate accused of buying votes

- Cesar Acuna, a millionaire who is among the favorites in Peru's presidential race, could be disqualified for giving money to voters, officials said Monday.

Daughter of Peru's disgraced Fujimori leads presidential poll

- Keiko Fujimori, daughter of disgraced ex-president Alberto Fujimori, is leading among candidates for Peru's April 10 presidential election, a poll showed Wednesday.

Erdogan eyes expanding Turkey influence on Latin America tour

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday embarks on a major tour of Latin American countries in a bid to expand Ankara's ties outside its traditional sphere of influence.

Peru's Fujimori back in jail after health scare

- Former Peruvian President left hospital Tuesday after a health scare and returned to prison, where he is serving a 25-year sentence for corruption and human rights violations.

Peru's jailed ex-president Fujimori hospitalized

- Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori, who is serving a 25-year prison term for corruption and human rights violations, has been hospitalized, officials said Monday, the latest in a string of health crises.

GPS vultures swoop down on illegal dumps in Peru

- The lowly vulture is a dirty scavenger to many, but Peruvian environmental authorities have recast the birds as superheroes and outfitted them with high-tech gear in a bid to crack down on illegal garbage dumps.

Bolivia, Peru sign $500 mn deal for Lake Titicaca clean-up

La Paz - Bolivia and Peru agreed to provide more than $500 million towards cleaning up Lake Titicaca, whose polluted waters are home to some animals nearing extinction, a Bolivian environment official said.

Peru warns against ritual New Year effigy-burning

- Peru warned the public Tuesday against its popular New Year tradition of burning national hate figures in effigy, saying the smoke poses a cancer risk.

Amazon peoples change ancestral ways to save forest

- The the indigenous peoples of the Amazon are far removed from the Paris conference rooms where politicians and technocrats in dark suits hashed out a historic deal on curbing climate change to close out the year.

Op-Ed: Town rejects solar panels amid claims they 'suck up' sun's energy

Woodland - During a meeting of the Woodland Town Council, residents rejected a proposal for a solar farm. One local resident, Bobby Mann, voiced concerns that solar farms would suck up all of the sun's energy and drive businesses away.
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An endangered condor is  celebrated  by Peruvians in the Yawar Festival by being strapped to the bac...
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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Flowers in the window of a typical San Blas house
Flowers in the window of a typical San Blas house
Rapping the frog on the edge of the counter supposedly kills it before it is dropped into the awaiti...
Rapping the frog on the edge of the counter supposedly kills it before it is dropped into the awaiting blender.
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Andres Ruzo on site at the boiling river of legend.
Andres Ruzo on site at the boiling river of legend.
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The Peruvian marvellous spatuletail hummingbird drinking the nectar of its favourite plant  the red-...
The Peruvian marvellous spatuletail hummingbird drinking the nectar of its favourite plant, the red-flowered lily.
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Questions of cruelty aside  bullfights are usually supposed to be much safer affairs as you can see ...
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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Section of the Lesser Pyramid at Caral.
Section of the Lesser Pyramid at Caral.
Iglesia de la Compaña at the central Plaza de Armas as viewed from the site of Sacsayhuaman above t...
Iglesia de la Compaña at the central Plaza de Armas as viewed from the site of Sacsayhuaman above the city of Cuzco, Peru.
A Murunahua man. The Murunahua s reserve is occupied by illegal loggers. ©Chris Fagan/ Upper Amazon...
A Murunahua man. The Murunahua's reserve is occupied by illegal loggers. ©Chris Fagan/ Upper Amazon Conservancy
Oil exploration in Peru s Amazon has generated
wide-scale indigenous protests.  ©D. Dudenhoefer
Oil exploration in Peru's Amazon has generated wide-scale indigenous protests. ©D. Dudenhoefer
Remains of netting material found under the stones of one of the pyramids. This type of carbon-beari...
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.
U.S. Defense Secretary CVhuck Hagel shakes hands with Peruvian military official on arrival in Peru ...
U.S. Defense Secretary CVhuck Hagel shakes hands with Peruvian military official on arrival in Peru on Monday, October 13, 2014.
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The Cathedral of Cusco was built over a period of more than 100 years (1559-1669).
The Cathedral of Cusco was built over a period of more than 100 years (1559-1669).
San Blas Plaza is a social scene day and night
San Blas Plaza is a social scene day and night
Uncontacted Indians  territory in Peru is being
invaded by oil companies. ©Anon/ Survival
Uncontacted Indians' territory in Peru is being invaded by oil companies. ©Anon/ Survival
The full name of the settlement being excavated was Santa Mar´ıa Magdalena de Cao.
The full name of the settlement being excavated was Santa Mar´ıa Magdalena de Cao.
Jeffrey Quilter
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
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.
AgainErick
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