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Two German tourists killed in Peru bus plunge: police

- Two German tourists died and 12 other people were injured Friday when their minibus fell into a ravine on an Andean road in southern Peru, police said.

Ecuador's Moreno returns home after report says abducted journalists dead

Quito - Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno announced Thursday he would return home from the Summit of Americas in Peru to address a "critical situation" related to a team of abducted reporters following reports they had been killed.

Former Peru president Fujimori leaves hospital

- Peru's former president Alberto Fujimori was released from hospital on Friday after his latest bout with illness, a local TV news channel reported.

Fujimori health better, but family feud makes him sick: doctor

- Peru's former president Alberto Fujimori feels better after being hospitalized earlier this week, but a feud between his politically ambitious children is not helping the recovery, his doctor said Thursday.

Peru prosecutors raid homes of ex-president Kuczynski

- Authorities in Peru raided two houses owned by former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski as part of a money laundering probe, the public prosecutor's office said on Saturday.Both homes are in Lima, the office announced on Twitter.

Peru's new president sworn in after impeachment drama

- Martin Vizcarra was sworn in as Peru's new president Friday, catapulted to the post when Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigned to avoid impeachment.

Peru's VP to step into void left by president's resignation

- Peru's vice president Martin Vizcarra, catapulted from the relative obscurity of a diplomatic post in Canada, is expected to be sworn-in as president Friday to replace Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, forced to resign over corruption allegations.

Peru crisis harks back to Fujimori impeachment

- As Peru's Congress on Thursday began debating president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's resignation, it echoed a previous presidential resignation that rocked the South American country.

Peru's embattled president Kuczynski announces resignation

- Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski announced his resignation Wednesday in an address to the nation, the day before he was to face an impeachment vote in Congress.

Peru's Kuczynski: the 'gringo' who stepped down over Odebrecht links

- He grew up in the Amazonian jungle, worked as a banker on Wall Street and is the cousin of famed French director Jean-Luc Godard -- now Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has stepped down in ignominy after a little over 18 months in power.

Peru's embattled president Kuczynski announces resignation

- Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski announced his resignation Wednesday in an address to the nation, the day before he was to face an impeachment vote in Congress.

'Vote-buying' video ups pressure on Peru president

- Pressure mounted on Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to resign Wednesday after the opposition alleged the embattled president was trying to buy votes ahead of an impeachment ballot.

Peru's Kuczynski confident of surviving impeachment vote

- Peru's embattled President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said Monday he was confident of surviving an impeachment vote later this week."I know that Thursday will be fine," the conservative leader said in a speech in the Amazonian city of Iquitos.

Peru Congress to hold second vote on Kuczynski impeachment

- Peru's Congress will vote next week on whether to impeach President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski over alleged bribe-taking from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, it said Thursday.

Peru Congress to hold second vote on Kuczynski impeachment

- Peru's Congress will vote next week on whether to impeach President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski over alleged bribe-taking from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, it decided Thursday.

Peru court approves Toledo extradition request

- Peru's Supreme Court Tuesday approved a government request to extradite former president Alejandro Toledo from the US to face charges over a $20 million dollar bribe from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.

Dormant desert life hints at possibilities on Mars

Miami - It may rain once a decade or less in South America's Atacama Desert, but tiny bacteria and microorganisms survive there, hinting at the possibility of similar life on Mars, researchers said Monday.

Forty-four dead after bus tumbles from Peru mountain road

- A double-decker bus veered off a mountain road and plunged into a ravine in southern Peru Wednesday, killing at least 44 people.

Toll rises to 35 in Peru bus crash: ministry

- At least 35 people were killed Wednesday when a bus veered off a mountain road and plunged into a ravine in southern Peru, the interior ministry said.

Peru court orders Fujimori tried for 1992 mass killing: official

- A Peruvian court ordered former president Alberto Fujimori on Monday to stand trial for the 1992 killings of six farmers, arguing that he lacks immunity despite a recent pardon for a different crime.

Peru court orders Fujimori tried for 1992 mass killing: official

- A Peruvian court ordered former president Alberto Fujimori on Monday to stand trial for the 1992 killings of six farmers, arguing that he lacks immunity despite a recent pardon for a different crime.

Venezuela's Maduro to attend Americas summit, defying host Peru

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Thursday he will attend a summit of Western Hemisphere nations in April despite host Peru saying he is unwelcome."Are they are afraid of me? They don't want to see me in Lima?

Venezuela's Maduro to attend Americas summit, defying host Peru

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Thursday he will attend a summit of Western Hemisphere nations in April despite the host Peru saying he is unwelcome."Are they are afraid of me? They don't want to see me in Lima?

US envoy Tillerson pushes counternarcotics effort in Americas

Bogota - Washington's top diplomat wrapped up a trip through Latin America on Tuesday buoyed by support for the US approach to Venezuela but with a warning against backsliding in the drug war.

Human rights court urged to overturn Fujimori pardon

San Jos - Rights groups and relatives of victims asked the Inter-American Court of Human Rights Friday to rule against a pardon for former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori who was jailed for human rights abuses.

Kenji Fujimori expelled from sister's party

- Kenji Fujimori, the youngest son of recently pardoned ex-president Alberto Fujimori, said Tuesday that he was thrown out of his opposition party for clashing with its leader, his sister Keiko.

Truck damages Peru's ancient Nazca lines

- Peru's ancient Nazca lines were damaged when a driver accidentally plowed his cargo truck into the fragile archaeological site in the desert, officials said Tuesday.

Tillerson to rally Americas, amid Venezuela crisis

Washington - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is to embark on his first major tour of Central and South America this week as a worried region watches Venezuela's slide into crisis.

Pope targets corruption in politics ahead of final Peru mass

- Pope Francis took a tough stand against political corruption on Sunday, and wrapped up his Latin American trip with a mass at an air base before more than a million faithful.

Pope targets corruption in politics ahead of final Peru mass

- Pope Francis took a tough stand against political corruption on Sunday, hours before wrapping up his Latin American trip with a mass at an air base before a million faithful."There are exceptions.
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Uncontacted Indians have left crossed spears across paths in northern Peru to warn outsiders to stay...
Uncontacted Indians have left crossed spears across paths in northern Peru to warn outsiders to stay out. © Marek Wolodzko/Survival
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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Night view of the central square of the city of Ica in south-central Peru.
Night view of the central square of the city of Ica in south-central Peru.
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Peruvians protesting the gold mine in Cajamarca which is robbing them of clean water.
Peruvians protesting the gold mine in Cajamarca which is robbing them of clean water.
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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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View of the circular space in front of the Greater Pyramid at Caral.
Agricultural terraces at Machu Picchu.
Agricultural terraces at Machu Picchu.
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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An example of a quipu from the Inca Empire  currently in the Larco Museum Collection.
An example of a quipu from the Inca Empire, currently in the Larco Museum Collection.
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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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Some sections of the pyramids are extraordinarily well preserved.
Some sections of the pyramids are extraordinarily well preserved.
Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez complaints of harsh treatment from Peruvian defenders.
Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez complaints of harsh treatment from Peruvian defenders.
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Bakery shop at the street market in Cusco, Peru.
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).
A view of the Peruvian mountain called Tocllaraju  as seen from Refugio Ishinca.
A view of the Peruvian mountain called Tocllaraju, as seen from Refugio Ishinca.
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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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Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Crew facilities showing table and several utensils used in everyday activities.
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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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High elevations  bitter cold and the threat of hypoxia made trekking into the mountains of Peru dang...
High elevations, bitter cold and the threat of hypoxia made trekking into the mountains of Peru dangerous for early man.
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Oil exploration in Peru s Amazon has generated
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Oil exploration in Peru's Amazon has generated wide-scale indigenous protests. ©D. Dudenhoefer