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Peru reconstructs face of pre-Columbian ruler

- Peruvian authorities have revealed the reconstructed face of the Lord of Sipan, a pre-Columbian ruler whose remains were discovered in 1987 and hailed as one of the country's most stunning archaeological finds.

Fujimori son in Peru suspended from party for trashing colleagues

- Jailed former president Alberto Fujimori's youngest son has been suspended from his political party -- led by his sister -- for criticizing colleagues in Peru's congress.

6.4 magnitude earthquake hits Peru: USGS

- A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck just off Peru's southern coast Monday, the US Geological Survey said, with no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Peruvian ex-leaders Fujimori and Humala share bread in prison

- Once adversaries, former Peruvian presidents Alberto Fujimori and Ollanta Humala are getting along as fellow prisoners, sharing bread and cheese on Humala's first night behind bars, Fujimori's son said Monday.

Peru court says no to Fujimori freedom

- A Peruvian court rejected Tuesday a bid by the family of disgraced ex-president Alberto Fujimori to have him freed from his lengthy prison term for human rights abuses and graft.The court announced its ruling on social media.

Peru's Fujimori hospitalized with heart issue: doctor

- Peru's jailed ex-leader Alberto Fujimori was taken to a hospital on Friday after showing signs of hypertension and irregular heartbeat, his doctor said.

Peru reconstructs face of woman who ruled 1,700 years ago

- Introducing the Lady of Cao: using high-tech 3-D printing and based on the skull of an ancient mummy, scientists have reconstructed the face of a woman who governed in northern Peru 1,700 years ago.

Thousands in Cuzco celebrate Incan festival of the sun

Cusco - At the highest point of the Coricancha temple in Cuzco at dawn, an indigenous actor interpreting a ceremony of the ancient Inca raises his hands to receive the sun's first rays.

Peru's president hints at pardon for jailed ex-leader Fujimori

- Peru's president has hinted he may pardon jailed ex-leader Alberto Fujimori -- but denied any backroom deal with the party that controls Congress, led by the former strongman's daughter.

Peru economy minister quits in scandal

- Peru's economy minister became the latest casualty of a scandal over alleged influence-peddling in the major mineral-exporting country as he quit after losing a confidence vote.

Pope Francis to visit Chile, Peru in January

Vatican City - Pope Francis will visit Chile and Peru in January, the Vatican said Monday, on a trip that will take the Catholic Church's first South American pontiff from Santiago to Lima.

Peru's leader warns Venezuela heading for 'blood bath'

Madrid - The deadly unrest in Venezuela could lead to "a blood bath" and spark a major refugee crisis, Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski warned on Monday.

6.2-magnitude quake injures 2 in Peru: authorities

- A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake shook northern Peru on Monday, injuring at least two people and damaging at least one home, authorities said.

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.
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Teaser scene from the "Boiling River."
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Backpacker's breakfast at the street market in Cusco, Peru.
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An example of a quipu from the Inca Empire, currently in the Larco Museum Collection.
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Kichwa Indian children from a village close to Repsol's project. © Survival
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A view of the Utcubamba River in the Amazonas Region of Northern Peru.
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Art galleries, cafes and restaurants line the stairway streets of San Blas
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