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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.

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.”
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A picture released on January 31  2012 by Survival International shows members of the Mashco-piro tr...
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
Gabriella Galli
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 best views of Machu Picchu overlooking the main square and the Huayna Picchu mountain in ...
One of the best views of Machu Picchu overlooking the main square and the Huayna Picchu mountain in the background of the citadel.
Recently-contacted Murunahua man  south-east Peru. 
© Chris Fagan/Upper Amazon Conservancy
Recently-contacted Murunahua man, south-east Peru. © Chris Fagan/Upper Amazon Conservancy
The goalkeeper for Peru manages to prevent an Uruguay player from scoring.
The goalkeeper for Peru manages to prevent an Uruguay player from scoring.
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The full name of the settlement being excavated was Santa Mar´ıa Magdalena de Cao.
The full name of the settlement being excavated was Santa Mar´ıa Magdalena de Cao.
Jeffrey Quilter
Statue commemorating Chabuca Granda  Peru s beloved poet  composer and folk singer.
Next to Chabuca ...
Statue commemorating Chabuca Granda, Peru's beloved poet, composer and folk singer. Next to Chabuca is the statue to the Peruvian riding horse, the subject of one of her songs.
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.
Thousands of Indians were enslaved and killed
during the rubber boom. ©W Hardenburg
Thousands of Indians were enslaved and killed during the rubber boom. ©W Hardenburg
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
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.
Jeffrey Quilter
The immense walls of sacred site of Sacsayhuaman fortress above Cuzco  Peru.
The immense walls of sacred site of Sacsayhuaman fortress above Cuzco, Peru.
Sea lions frolic on the beach under a natural arch
Sea lions frolic on the beach under a natural arch
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Usage Restrictions: Credit required Related news release: Ancient popcorn discovered in Peru
Tom D. Dillehay
The train trip from Cuzco to Aguas Calientes  below the mountain where Machu Picchu is located  goes...
The train trip from Cuzco to Aguas Calientes, below the mountain where Machu Picchu is located, goes through beautiful Andean mountains scenery, tunnels and rivers.
Section of the Lesser Pyramid at Caral.
Section of the Lesser Pyramid at Caral.
The band of holes may have been an ancient tax system.
The band of holes may have been an ancient tax system.
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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.
Interisti - Lorenzo from Italy
Ironclad Huascar floating museum. The officers  dining-room is spacious and nicely decorated.
Ironclad Huascar floating museum. The officers' dining-room is spacious and nicely decorated.
A poster on the Peruvian Air Force website advertising the conference on  aerial anomalies  and the ...
A poster on the Peruvian Air Force website advertising the conference on 'aerial anomalies' and the Nazca Lines.
Peruvian Air Force