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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.

UN agency job hands Peru's ex-first lady immunity

Geneva - A former first lady of Peru who is facing money-laundering charges will receive immunity through her new posting with a United Nations agency in Geneva, the UN said Friday.

Five die in Lima fire near hotel for APEC attendees

- At least five people died Wednesday in a fire at a shopping mall steps away from a Lima luxury hotel where some APEC Asia-Pacific trade summit delegations were expected to stay, officials said.

Peru ex-president Humala ensnared in money laundering case

- A Peruvian judge has ordered former president Ollanta Humala to report to court every 30 days as a money laundering case in which he is a defendant is litigated.

Adorable but shy, pygmy anteaters are VIPs at Peru zoo

- Paulina struggles to open her eyes, sees strange people in her space and raises her tiny claws in warning.

Obama to head to Greece, Germany, Peru in mid-November: W. House

Washington - US President Barack Obama will head to Greece, Germany and Peru next month for what could be his final trip abroad before leaving the White House in January, his office said Tuesday.

Beneath Peru zoo, traces of ancient dog sacrifices

- As lions, tigers and bears roam lazily about Peru's largest zoo, archeologists are busy digging up stranger animals from the ground beneath them.

Long-lost Inca altar found beside Peru river

- Workers doing cleanup along a river in southern Peru stumbled upon part of a pre-Hispanic, Inca-era altar believed to have been long-lost, the Culture Ministry said Wednesday.

Peru ex-spy chief convicted for killing, burning of students

- A Peruvian court convicted the ex-heads of the country's intelligence services and army of murdering students and burning their bodies in an oven during a crackdown against opponents in 1993.

Peru ex-spy chief convicted for killing, burning of students

- A Peruvian court convicted the ex-heads of the country's intelligence services and army of murdering students and burning their bodies in an oven during a crackdown against opponents in 1993.

Peru ex-spy chief convicted for killing, burning of students

- A Peruvian court convicted the ex-heads of the country's intelligence services and army of murdering students and burning their bodies in an oven during a crackdown against opponents in 1993.

Strong 6.1 quake shakes northern Peru, no reports of caualties

- A strong earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude struck the jungle region of northern Peru on Saturday, authorities said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Peru report finds police 'death squad' killed 20

- A so-called "death squad" established within the Peruvian National Police has executed at least 20 criminals extrajudicially, amid a growing wave of insecurity in the South American country, the interior ministry found.

Peru ex-president's embezzlement sentence overturned

- Peru's supreme court has overturned an embezzlement sentence against former president Alberto Fujimori, although the decision will not alter the 25-year prison term he is serving for crimes against humanity.

Earthquake in Peru kills at least four, officials say

- A moderate 5.3-magnitude earthquake in Peru killed at least four people including a US tourist and left 55 injured, crushing villagers under rubble and blocking roads, officials said Monday.

Peru protests against gender violence draw 50,000

- Some 50,000 people marched Saturday in Peru's capital and other cities, police said, to protest rampant violence against women in a highly conservative society.The country recorded 95 murders of women last year.

Peru probes alleged executions by police

- Peruvian authorities are investigating 90 police officers for alleged extrajudicial executions of suspects in the crime-plagued country, a state watchdog said Tuesday.

Five visitors killed at Bolivia's top tourist draw

La Paz - Five tourists from Belgium, Italy and Peru were killed in a car crash at Bolivia's famous salt flats, the Salar de Uyuni, authorities said Sunday.

Ex-banker Kuczynski sworn in as Peruvian president

- Former Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was inaugurated as Peru's new president Thursday, vowing to kick-start the economy and unite a country torn by a photo-finish election.

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski: Peru's new president an old Wall Street hand

- Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, Peru's new president, says he will hit the ground running after a long career as a Wall Street banker that earned him the moniker "El Gringo.

Peru's new president takes office amid economic woes

- Former Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski takes office as Peru's president Thursday, seeking to kick-start a slowing economy and unite a country deeply torn by a photo-finish election.
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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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Thousands of Indians were enslaved and killed
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Thousands of Indians were enslaved and killed during the rubber boom. ©W Hardenburg
Some sections of the pyramids are extraordinarily well preserved.
Some sections of the pyramids are extraordinarily well preserved.
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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Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Visitors are transported from the dock to the ship  a short distan...
Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Visitors are transported from the dock to the ship, a short distance away, on a raft which is pulled hand-over-hand by sailors.
Crossed spears left by uncontacted Indians threatened by an oil pipeline
© Marek Wolodzko/AIDESEP
Crossed spears left by uncontacted Indians threatened by an oil pipeline © Marek Wolodzko/AIDESEP
Cahuachi archaeological site in Peru.
Cahuachi archaeological site in Peru.
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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.
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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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Recently-contacted Murunahua man  south-east Peru. 
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Recently-contacted Murunahua man, south-east Peru. © Chris Fagan/Upper Amazon Conservancy
Titicaca water frogs awaiting their turn in the blender.
Titicaca water frogs awaiting their turn in the blender.
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A view of the Utcubamba River in the Amazonas Region of Northern Peru.
A view of the Utcubamba River in the Amazonas Region of Northern Peru.
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View of the tiled roofs in the central area of the city of Cusco  Peru.
View of the tiled roofs in the central area of the city of Cusco, Peru.
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
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
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Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Officer s meeting room.
Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Officer's meeting room.
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.
Oil industry barges are a constant sight on the
rivers of northern Peru © Survival
Oil industry barges are a constant sight on the rivers of northern Peru © Survival

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