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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.

Three climbers rescued after Peru avalanche

- Rescuers in Peru found three of nine mountain climbers who went missing after an avalanche in the Andes mountains, as the search continued Wednesday for the others.

Virgin Mobile soon to operate in Peru

Virgin Mobile will begin operations in Peru in the third quarter of this year after it secured a license from the government to operate in the country.

Korean selfie tourist dies in Peru plunge

Lima - The body of a 28-year-old South Korean tourist who died after he fell from one of the world’s highest waterfalls while taking a selfie has been recovered.

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.
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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.
Andres Ruzo on site at the boiling river of legend.
Andres Ruzo on site at the boiling river of legend.
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Pelicans rest while other seabirds fly overhead.
Pelicans rest while other seabirds fly overhead.
Local people selling colourful handicrafts at the arrival of the Machu Picchu train from Cuzco.
Local people selling colourful handicrafts at the arrival of the Machu Picchu train from Cuzco.
San Blas Plaza is a social scene day and night
San Blas Plaza is a social scene day and night
The carcas of a boat passed on route to the Islas Ballestas has become home to a flock of seabirds.
The carcas of a boat passed on route to the Islas Ballestas has become home to a flock of seabirds.
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.
One of the highest points in Machu Picchu was used as a guard post to defend the citadel against ene...
One of the highest points in Machu Picchu was used as a guard post to defend the citadel against enemies.
Barranco. Walkway to the Baths at the bottom of the ravine. View towards the hill.
Barranco. Walkway to the Baths at the bottom of the ravine. View towards the hill.
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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Sea lions frolic on the beach under a natural arch
Sea lions frolic on the beach under a natural arch
Uncontacted Indians  territory in Peru is being
invaded by oil companies. ©Anon/ Survival
Uncontacted Indians' territory in Peru is being invaded by oil companies. ©Anon/ Survival
Bakery shop at the street market in Cusco  Peru.
Bakery shop at the street market in Cusco, Peru.
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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Vegetation growing on an ancient rock in a tiny San Blas passageway
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Typical view of the desert while travelling from Lima to the archaeological site of Caral located on the Supe River Valley.
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Backpacker's breakfast at the street market in Cusco, Peru.
The immense walls of sacred site of Sacsayhuaman fortress above Cuzco  Peru.
The immense walls of sacred site of Sacsayhuaman fortress above Cuzco, Peru.
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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.
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