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Peru's Supreme Court president resigns over corruption scandal

- Peru's Supreme Court chief justice resigned Thursday after the publication of a series of audio recordings sparked a growing scandal over the sale of sentences and influence peddling.

Peru declares state of emergency on Colombian border

- Peru has declared a 60-day state of emergency on its border with Colombia in order to guarantee security in a region rife with drug trafficking.

Peru judge in corruption scandal is arrested

- A judge at the center of a major influence peddling scandal in Peru's justice system has been arrested, a prosecutor said Sunday.

Peru says it will host Dakar 2019 rally: organizers

- Peru confirmed on Thursday that it will host the 2019 Dakar rally, the France-based organizers said, despite the government previously expressing doubts because of financial constraints."See you in Lima...

Three ex-presidents of Peru in Odebrecht payoffs probe

- Prosecutors in Peru on Sunday opened an investigation into allegations that three former presidents took bribes disguised as campaign funds from Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction giant at the center of region-wide political scandals.

Archaeologists find new mass child sacrifice site in Peru

- A group of archaeologists has discovered the remains of more than 50 children who were ritually sacrificed by the pre-Columbian Chimu culture on the northern coast of what is now Peru.

Peru lawmaker Kenji Fujimori survives dismissal vote

- Peruvian lawmaker Kenji Fujimori survived a vote to dismiss him from office on Thursday, part of a long-running battle with his sister Keiko for control of their father Alberto's political dynasty.

Peru Congress confirms Kenji Fujimori suspension in new vote

- Peru's Congress confirmed the suspension of lawmaker Kenji Fujimori in a second vote Thursday, shortly after officials had voided an earlier ballot over a voting discrepancy.

Peru gets out of jail to win prisoners 'World Cup'

- It sounds like a punchline: how does a team of prisoners win the World Cup? On penalties!That's how Peru did it, getting out of jail to beat Russia in a tense final at the giant Lima Stadium last week.

Fujimori says he will not appeal travel ban

- Ex-president Alberto Fujimori said Wednesday he would not oppose a judge's ban on his leaving Peru ahead of a new trial. "I will not appeal. All I want is to have time with my family and write my memoirs," the ex-president, 79, said on Twitter.

Largest mass child sacrifice event may be tied to El Nino

Around 550 years ago, members of the Chimu empire, whose lands encompassed a stretch of desert coast in northern Peru, gathered more than 140 children and 200 baby llamas on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and slaughtered them all.

Escaped bull sparks chaos in Peru shopping mall

- An escaped bull wreaked havoc in the Peruvian city of Cusco as it ran through the streets and into a shopping mall, injuring eight people in its path.

Two wanted in Peru over lynching of Canadian for shaman murder

- Peruvian police hunted Tuesday for two men wanted in connection with the lynching of a Canadian man suspected of killing an elderly female shaman in a remote part of the country's Amazon rainforest.

Peru hunts 2 over lynching of Canadian for shaman murder

- Peruvian police searched Tuesday for two men over the lynching of a Canadian suspected of killing an elderly shaman in the Amazon, judicial sources said Tuesday.

Canadian found dead after murder of Peru indigenous leader

- Peruvian prosecutors have opened an investigation into the apparent lynching of a Canadian national thought to have shot dead an indigenous leader in a remote area of the Amazon.

Two German tourists killed in Peru bus plunge: police

- Two German tourists died and 12 other people were injured Friday when their minibus fell into a ravine on an Andean road in southern Peru, police said.

Ecuador's Moreno returns home after report says abducted journalists dead

Quito - Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno announced Thursday he would return home from the Summit of Americas in Peru to address a "critical situation" related to a team of abducted reporters following reports they had been killed.

Former Peru president Fujimori leaves hospital

- Peru's former president Alberto Fujimori was released from hospital on Friday after his latest bout with illness, a local TV news channel reported.

Fujimori health better, but family feud makes him sick: doctor

- Peru's former president Alberto Fujimori feels better after being hospitalized earlier this week, but a feud between his politically ambitious children is not helping the recovery, his doctor said Thursday.

Peru prosecutors raid homes of ex-president Kuczynski

- Authorities in Peru raided two houses owned by former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski as part of a money laundering probe, the public prosecutor's office said on Saturday.Both homes are in Lima, the office announced on Twitter.

Peru's new president sworn in after impeachment drama

- Martin Vizcarra was sworn in as Peru's new president Friday, catapulted to the post when Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigned to avoid impeachment.

Peru's VP to step into void left by president's resignation

- Peru's vice president Martin Vizcarra, catapulted from the relative obscurity of a diplomatic post in Canada, is expected to be sworn-in as president Friday to replace Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, forced to resign over corruption allegations.

Peru crisis harks back to Fujimori impeachment

- As Peru's Congress on Thursday began debating president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's resignation, it echoed a previous presidential resignation that rocked the South American country.

Peru's embattled president Kuczynski announces resignation

- Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski announced his resignation Wednesday in an address to the nation, the day before he was to face an impeachment vote in Congress.

Peru's Kuczynski: the 'gringo' who stepped down over Odebrecht links

- He grew up in the Amazonian jungle, worked as a banker on Wall Street and is the cousin of famed French director Jean-Luc Godard -- now Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has stepped down in ignominy after a little over 18 months in power.

Peru's embattled president Kuczynski announces resignation

- Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski announced his resignation Wednesday in an address to the nation, the day before he was to face an impeachment vote in Congress.

'Vote-buying' video ups pressure on Peru president

- Pressure mounted on Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to resign Wednesday after the opposition alleged the embattled president was trying to buy votes ahead of an impeachment ballot.

Peru's Kuczynski confident of surviving impeachment vote

- Peru's embattled President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said Monday he was confident of surviving an impeachment vote later this week."I know that Thursday will be fine," the conservative leader said in a speech in the Amazonian city of Iquitos.

Peru Congress to hold second vote on Kuczynski impeachment

- Peru's Congress will vote next week on whether to impeach President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski over alleged bribe-taking from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, it said Thursday.

Peru Congress to hold second vote on Kuczynski impeachment

- Peru's Congress will vote next week on whether to impeach President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski over alleged bribe-taking from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, it decided Thursday.
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Google Earth view of the Band of Hoies in Peru. It does sort of look like a dirt bike ran across the...
Google Earth view of the Band of Hoies in Peru. It does sort of look like a dirt bike ran across the Earth.
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San Pedro Railway Station. This is the place of departure of the train to Machu Picchu. An active ma...
San Pedro Railway Station. This is the place of departure of the train to Machu Picchu. An active market supply locals and visitors with basic needs.
One of the three  Fénix  capsules that were built for the rescue of the 33 miners trapped for 69 da...
One of the three "Fénix" capsules that were built for the rescue of the 33 miners trapped for 69 days about 610 meters underground in the 2010 Copiapó mining accident.
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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A screenshot from the video taken by a film crew of a strange purple UFO that was spotted in Peru
A screenshot from the video taken by a film crew of a strange purple UFO that was spotted in Peru
Screen capture from YouTube video
U.S. Defense Secretary CVhuck Hagel shakes hands with Peruvian military official on arrival in Peru ...
U.S. Defense Secretary CVhuck Hagel shakes hands with Peruvian military official on arrival in Peru on Monday, October 13, 2014.
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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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Ruins of a dwelling located next to one of the large pyramids. It may have been the residence of a r...
Ruins of a dwelling located next to one of the large pyramids. It may have been the residence of a religious leader.
Remains of netting material found under the stones of one of the pyramids. This type of carbon-beari...
Remains of netting material found under the stones of one of the pyramids. This type of carbon-bearing material was used for radiocarbon dating of the structures built at Caral.
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.
Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Crew facilities showing table and several utensils used in everyda...
Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Crew facilities showing table and several utensils used in everyday activities.
Seals come by to say  hi  on the journey to the Islas Ballestas.
Seals come by to say "hi" on the journey to the Islas Ballestas.
Map showing location of the archaeological site in Peru.
Map showing location of the archaeological site in Peru.
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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.
My guide at Caral. Local residents of the Supe Valley work as tour guides providing information on t...
My guide at Caral. Local residents of the Supe Valley work as tour guides providing information on the significance of the archaeological investigations.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel meets with Peruvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano before th...
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel meets with Peruvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano before the start of the conference.
DOD/MSgt Adrian Cadiz
The beautiful church of the Society of Jesus in the main square of the city of Cusco.
The beautiful church of the Society of Jesus in the main square of the city of Cusco.
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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Courtyard of the magnificent Orient Express  Monasterio Hotel of Cusco. The building is about 500 ye...
Courtyard of the magnificent Orient Express' Monasterio Hotel of Cusco. The building is about 500 years old, the oak tree at the center of the picture has been growing there for about 300 years.