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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.

Peru in fight to save its endangered languages

- Amadeo Garcia has no one left to talk to in his mother tongue, Taushiro.Neither does Pablo Andrade, the last living speaker of Resigaro.

Peru ex-leader Fujimori hospitalized with bad back

- Peru's jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori has been hospitalized again, this time for a spinal problem, his doctor said Monday.It is the latest in a string of health scares for the 78-year-old, who was jailed in 2007 for human rights atrocities.

Peru fears Odebrecht graft scandal will hit growth

- Peru's government has warned that a graft scandal involving disgraced Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht will trim its economic growth this year.

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.
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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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A picture released on January 31, 2012 by Survival International shows members of the Mashco-piro tribe near the Manu National Park in the southeastern Peruvian jungle
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The ruins at the Pachacamac archeological site where thousands of squatters temporarily took residence.
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Art galleries, cafes and restaurants line the stairway streets of San Blas
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Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Crew facilities showing table and several utensils used in everyday activities.
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Illegal logging settlement inside the Murunahua Reserve for uncontacted tribes, south-east Peru. © Chris Fagan/Upper Amazon Conservancy
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Oil exploration in Peru's Amazon has generated wide-scale indigenous protests. ©D. Dudenhoefer
Section of the Lesser Pyramid at Caral.
Section of the Lesser Pyramid at Caral.
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Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Memorial plaque on the main deck of Huascar. It reads: "Homage of the Chilean Navy to Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau fallen on defense of his country on 8 October, 1879"
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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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San Blas Plaza is a social scene day and night
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Puka-Pukara sacred Inka people site by the road to Pisac and local Quechua people selling folk art, near Cuzco, Peru.
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The Dog, one of the characters in Peru's massive Nazca Lines. The Nazca Lines are geoglyphs (drawings on the ground) located in the Nazca Desert, Peru thought to date from the 5th century A.D.
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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.
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The Peruvian marvellous spatuletail hummingbird drinking the nectar of its favourite plant, the red-flowered lily.
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View of the mountains and down towards the Urubamba Valley from Machu Picchu.
View of the mountains and down towards the Urubamba Valley from Machu Picchu.
High elevations  bitter cold and the threat of hypoxia made trekking into the mountains of Peru dang...
High elevations, bitter cold and the threat of hypoxia made trekking into the mountains of Peru dangerous for early man.
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A Murunahua man. The Murunahua s reserve is occupied by illegal loggers. ©Chris Fagan/ Upper Amazon...
A Murunahua man. The Murunahua's reserve is occupied by illegal loggers. ©Chris Fagan/ Upper Amazon Conservancy

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