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Oil spill contaminates river in Peruvian Amazon

Peru's state energy company has reported an oil spill in a tributary of Amazon, third major one this year and 21st in last five years, raising fears of yet more pollution of the water and fish on which indigenous villages and riverside communities depend.

Peru expels British woman jailed for drug trafficking

- Peru expelled a British woman held in jail for more than two years for cocaine-trafficking in the South American country, authorities said.Melissa Reid, 22, was put on a plane on Tuesday accompanied by her father, officials said.

Peru seizes 8 mn seahorses illegally bound for Asia

- Peruvian authorities seized eight million seahorses smuggled onto a Chinese-flagged ship bound for Asia, the government said.

Imprisoned Peru ex-president Fujimori taken to hospital

- Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori, serving a 25-year prison term for corruption and crimes against humanity, was transferred to a hospital after experiencing high blood pressure and pain in his tongue.

Top challenge for Peru's new president: the Fujimoris

- Keiko Fujimori may have lost Peru's presidential election, but her party's majority in Congress and her brother's political ambitions guarantee years of governing drama for winner Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.

Kuczynski, Peru's 'gringo' president-elect

- Peru's president-elect Pedro Pablo Kuczynski says the job will be the last entry on a long resume that also includes Wall Street banker, economy minister, concert flautist and motorcycle enthusiast.

Fujimori concedes defeat in Peruvian election

- Keiko Fujimori conceded defeat Friday in Peru's photo-finish presidential election to former Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who now faces the task of uniting a deeply divided country.

Kuczynski tops Peru vote but can't cry victory yet

- Ex-Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has won the majority of votes with all ballots counted in Peru's photo-finish presidential election, officials said Thursday, but the final result will depend on a handful of challenged ballots.

Peru presidential hopeful Fujimori holding out until last vote counted: Spokesman

- Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori will hold out until the last ballot is counted in a photo-finish run-off election, her spokesman said Thursday, dashing front-runner Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's hopes she might concede.

Peru polls hinge on jungle votes, challenged ballots

- Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori will hold out until the last ballot is counted in a photo-finish run-off election, her spokesman said Thursday, dashing front-runner Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's hopes she might concede.

Post-election Peru tackles forced sterilization trauma

- The doctors told Victoria Vigo her third child must be born by Cesarean. It was safest, they said -- she was seven months pregnant and there were complications.They cut her open -- but they didn't stop there.

Peru's long wait for next president drags on

- Peruvians waited Wednesday to learn who their next president will be, as ex-Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's camp called his lead insurmountable and controversial rival Keiko Fujimori insisted she still had a shot.

Ex-banker has edge in tight Peru presidential vote

- Peru's presidential vote faced a tight finish Monday as near-complete results gave ex-banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski a slight lead over rival Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of a jailed former president.

Ex-banker has edge in tight Peru presidential vote

- Peru's presidential vote headed for a photo finish in a race between the daughter of an ex-president jailed for massacres and a former Wall Street banker.

Peru presidential race in dead heat: Exit polls

- Peru's presidential candidates were headed for a photo finish in Sunday's election, exit polls showed at the close of voting.Surveys by pollsters Ipsos and Gfk gave a slight lead to ex-Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.

Peru vote neck-and-neck after Fujimori lead slips

- Peru's presidential vote headed for a photo finish Sunday in a race between the daughter of an ex-president jailed for massacres and a former Wall Street banker.

Peru voters seek leader to fight violent crime

- Glass shatters and women scream as the police bust their way into the house and wrestle suspected drug dealers to the ground.The raid is all in a day's work for the Peruvian police squad that filmed it.

'La China' vs 'El Gringo': Peru's exotic vote rivals

- One candidate is known as "La China," though she is really of Japanese descent. The other is "El Gringo" -- years in the United States left him with a "yanqui" accent.

Peru presidential vote tightens as Fujimori loses ground

- Peru's presidential race is tightening on the eve of Sunday's elections, with one poll showing a virtual tie between Keiko Fujimori, daughter of an ex-leader jailed for massacres, and former Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.

Jailed ex-president's daughter favorite to lead Peru

- Peruvians vote Sunday on whether Keiko Fujimori, daughter of an ex-president jailed for massacres, will be their new leader.Polls show Fujimori, 41, is favored to win the runoff against former Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, 77.

Keiko Fujimori, daughter of Peru's disgraced ex-leader

- Smiling broadly in a white shirt or broad-brimmed peasant's hat, Keiko Fujimori dances for the crowds at election rallies. But it is her name that most grabs Peruvian voters' attention.

Peru's deadly gold mining conflicts test leaders

- Both candidates running for president of Peru have vowed to create jobs and wealth. In a land of gold and copper, that means tackling deadly disputes over mining.

Meet the Fujimoris: Peru power family with a dark past

- The father is in jail for crimes against humanity. Uncles and aunts have fled corruption charges. And the daughter? She's tipped to follow in dad's footsteps by becoming president.

Thousands march against Keiko Fujimori before vote

- Thousands of people marched in Peru's capital against Keiko Fujimori, the frontrunner ahead of Sunday's presidential runoff.Marchers shouted slogans such as "Keiko No!

'Vote against Fujimori,' urges Peru third-place candidate

- The third-place candidate in Peru's presidential election urged her supporters Monday to vote against controversial frontrunner Keiko Fujimori in a runoff this weekend, giving a grudging but potentially important endorsement to her rival.

Fujimori set to debate in Peru presidential runoff

- One week before Peru's presidential runoff, Keiko Fujimori heads into Sunday's final debate hoping to bolster her lead over center-right rival Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.

Online campaign for expelled trade unionist

An online petition has been launched, protesting about a German trade unionist who has been expelled from Peru. The charge relates to “disrupting public order.”

Peru expels British woman convicted of drug trafficking

- Authorities in Peru said they will expel a British woman in prison since 2013 after being convicted of trafficking cocaine. A court in Lima approved the expulsion of Briton Melissa Reid, granting a petition for her release filed by her attorneys.

Chile irks Peru in old liquor dispute

Chile - Chilean liquor makers riled Peruvians with a new study Tuesday claiming the classic drink pisco was invented in Chile, fanning a tense cultural rivalry between the neighboring countries.

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.
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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.
View of the circular space in front of the Greater Pyramid at Caral.
View of the circular space in front of the Greater Pyramid at Caral.
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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Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Officer s meeting room.
Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Officer's meeting room.
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View of "The Three Windows" construction atop several terraces, seen from the main square of the Machu Picchu Inca citadel.
Cajamarca is the setting of the encounter between the culture of Spain and the Andean world.
Cajamarca is the setting of the encounter between the culture of Spain and the Andean world.
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My guide at Caral. Local residents of the Supe Valley work as tour guides providing information on the significance of the archaeological investigations.
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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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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Orhan Akman  a German trade union organiser who has been working for UNI Americas in Peru over the l...
Orhan Akman, a German trade union organiser who has been working for UNI Americas in Peru over the last couple of years, has been expelled from the country.
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Illegal logging settlement inside the Murunahua Reserve for uncontacted tribes, south-east Peru. © Chris Fagan/Upper Amazon Conservancy
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
Agricultural terraces at Machu Picchu.
Agricultural terraces at Machu Picchu.
Besides the six larger pyramids  several other structures of various sizes and functions have been d...
Besides the six larger pyramids, several other structures of various sizes and functions have been discovered at Caral.
Typical view of the desert while travelling from Lima to the archaeological site of Caral located on...
Typical view of the desert while travelling from Lima to the archaeological site of Caral located on the Supe River Valley.
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.
Narrow cobblestone road in the Saint Blas district of Cusco.
Narrow cobblestone road in the Saint Blas district of Cusco.
El Candelabro may be a beacon that helped ancient sailors located themselves.
El Candelabro may be a beacon that helped ancient sailors located themselves.