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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.

Pope to visit Peru region hard hit by floods

Trujillo - Pope Francis was set Saturday to hold a huge outdoor mass in a coastal region of Peru struggling to rebuild in the wake of devastating floods last year.

Amazon's indigenous people 'never so threatened': pope

Puerto Maldonado - Pope Francis sounded a stark warning about the future of the Amazon and its peoples during a visit to the region on Friday, saying they had "never been so threatened.

Amazon's indigenous people 'never so threatened': pope

Puerto Maldonado - Pope Francis sounded a stark warning about the future of the Amazon and its peoples during a visit to the region on Friday, saying they had "never been so threatened.

Amazon's indigenous people 'never so threatened': pope

Puerto Maldonado - Pope Francis sounded a stark warning about the future of the Amazon and its peoples during a visit to the region on Friday, saying they had "never been so threatened.

Amazonians want pope to come to their defense, with a bow and arrow

Puerto Maldonado - Indigenous leaders from the Amazon who will meet Pope Francis in Peru on Friday will present him with a bow and arrow, a gift rich in symbolism for a vulnerable people clinging to a simple past, facing an uncertain future.

Pardoned Peru ex-president hospitalized again

- Alberto Fujimori, Peru's pardoned former president who was until recently serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses, was hospitalized on Sunday for cardiac arrhythmia, his doctor said.

Pope voices nuclear war concerns at outset of Latin America trip

Pope Francis admitted Monday he was frightened by the prospect of an accidental nuclear war as he headed for a weeklong visit to Chile and Peru.

Two dead in Peru after 7.3-magnitude quake

- A 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook southern Peru on Sunday, killing at least two people and injuring 65, the South American country's civil defense agency said.

Pope's S. American visit to cast light on region's indigenous

Santiago - When Pope Francis steps off his Alitalia plane at the start of a visit to South America next week, he will cast a rare global spotlight on the plight of the region's indigenous people.

Pope to champion indigenous people on Chile, Peru trip

Vatican City - Pope Francis is expected to defend persecuted indigenous people during a trip to Chile and Peru next week that also aims to boost a flagging local Catholic church hit by child sex scandals.

Fujimori victims to petition pope during Peru visit

- Relatives of victims of Peru's military death-squads under Alberto Fujimori said Wednesday they would petition the pope when he visits next week for help in getting a pardon for the ex-president annulled.

Vatican takes over scandal-hit Catholic group in Peru

Vatican City - The Vatican has taken control of a Catholic movement in Peru whose founder is accused of sexual abuse, just days before the pontiff visits the country.

War criminals: freed before serving out their jailtime

Paris - Before former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori, several people convicted of crimes against humanity have been granted early release, from Nazis tried in Nuremberg to Argentinian military officers.

Peru's ex-president Fujimori released after controversial pardon

- Peru's ex-president Alberto Fujimori was wheeled out of a Lima hospital late Thursday a free man following a controversial pardon by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.

Alberto Fujimori: Peru's pardoned ex-strongman

- Peru's Alberto Fujimori, a one-time university dean, rose to the presidency, waged a bloody campaign against insurgents and was sentenced to 25 years in prison for corruption and rights abuses.

Peru bus crash death toll rises to 52

- Rescuers recovered two more bodies Thursday from the scene of the crash after a bus plunged over a cliff in Peru, bringing the total death toll to 52.

Fifty bodies recovered from horrific Peru bus crash

- Peruvian emergency workers on Wednesday said they had recovered 50 bodies -- six of them children -- from a horrific bus crash over a cliff north of the capital Lima.

Peru bus accident kills 48: police

- A bus plunged over a seaside cliff in Peru on Tuesday, killing at least 48 people after a collision with a truck on a precarious stretch known as the "devil's curve," officials said.

Peru bus plunge kills 48: police

- A bus plunged over a seaside cliff in Peru on Tuesday, killing at least 48 people after a collision with a truck on a precarious stretch known as the "devil's curve," officials said.
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A screenshot from the video taken by a film crew of a strange purple UFO that was spotted in Peru
A screenshot from the video taken by a film crew of a strange purple UFO that was spotted in Peru
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Roads within the archaeological complex allow visitors to walk amid the pyramids and other structure...
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.
Barranco. The Bridge of Sighs at sunset.
Barranco. The Bridge of Sighs at sunset.
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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Nazca lines in Peru with high contrast image of the Hummingbird.
Nazca lines in Peru with high contrast image of the Hummingbird.
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Some of the stone structures at Caral have been interpreted as having served as a market to sell and...
Some of the stone structures at Caral have been interpreted as having served as a market to sell and exchange agricultural products.
Huacachina in Peru
Huacachina in Peru
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Barranco s main square and the Municipal Library (Biblioteca).
Barranco's main square and the Municipal Library (Biblioteca).
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.
Bakery shop at the street market in Cusco, Peru.
The Band of Holes in a photograph taken by drone. The road stretches for a mile up a mountain top an...
The Band of Holes in a photograph taken by drone. The road stretches for a mile up a mountain top and may be the remains of a structure used for collecting and measuring food tributes for the Inca state.
Charles Stanish
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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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.
Backpacker s breakfast at the street market in Cusco  Peru.
Backpacker's breakfast at the street market in Cusco, Peru.
Crossed spears left by uncontacted Indians threatened by an oil pipeline
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Crossed spears left by uncontacted Indians threatened by an oil pipeline © Marek Wolodzko/AIDESEP
The Gocta waterfalls
The Gocta waterfalls
Elemaki
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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From the San Blas Mirador  the entire city of Cusco is spread before you
From the San Blas Mirador, the entire city of Cusco is spread before you
Stone walls dating from the Inca period along a narrow street not far from the main square of the ci...
Stone walls dating from the Inca period along a narrow street not far from the main square of the city of Cusco, Peru.
Titicaca water frogs awaiting their turn in the blender.
Titicaca water frogs awaiting their turn in the blender.
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