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Six tourists arrested after feces found in sacred Machu Picchu area

- Six tourists, including a French woman, have been arrested over accusations that they damaged Peru's cultural heritage by defecating in a sacred temple at the iconic Machu Picchu sanctuary.

Peru to plant one million trees around Machu Picchu

- Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra launched a campaign on Thursday to reforest the Machu Picchu archeological site in order to protect it from mud slides and forest fires.

Peru prosecutors seek 12-year term for Kenji Fujimori

- Peruvian prosecutors are seeking a 12-year prison term for former lawmaker Kenji Fujimori on charges of attempting to buy votes in a plot to keep ex-president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski from being impeached.

Peru McDonald's fined $250,000 after worker deaths

- Peruvian authorities on Thursday fined the local owner of a McDonald's franchise $250,000 for serious safety violations after two employees were electrocuted to death.

Defective soda machine killed two McDonald's workers in Peru

- A defective soda vending machine was responsible for the deaths of two McDonald's cleaners in Peru, the general manager for the Lima franchise told a local news station on Saturday night.

Peru's Fujimori in political pause ahead of new court hearing

- Peruvian opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, released last month after more than a year in pre-trial custody, announced Wednesday she would take a break from politics, before a new detention hearing in her corruption case.

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

- Peruvian opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, who was released from prison on Friday, grew up during her father Alberto Fujimori's deeply divisive reign as president from 1990 to 2000.

Opposition leader Keiko Fujimori leaves prison in Peru

- Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori was released from prison Friday after spending 13 months in pre-trial detention in a corruption case linked to Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.

Peru court orders release of opposition leader Keiko Fujimori

- Peru's Constitutional Court on Monday ordered the release of opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, after more than a year of pre-trial detention.

Peru court orders release of opposition leader Keiko Fujimori

- Peru's Constitutional Court on Monday ordered the release of opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, after more than a year of pre-trial detention.

Peru court agrees to rule on president accused of acting unlawfully

- Peru's Constitutional Court on Tuesday accepted a request from the opposition to rule on whether President Martin Vizcarra unlawfully dissolved Congress last month.

Peru vice president resigns, calls for elections to break deadlock

- Peru's vice president resigned and called for elections Tuesday, hours after parliament appointed her to lead the fight against the president's dissolution of the body amid a bitter deadlock over corruption and appointments to the Supreme Court.

Peru president dissolves parliament, calls fresh elections

- Peru's president dissolved parliament and called for fresh elections Monday, prompting a vote by lawmakers to suspend him, deepening a long-running institutional crisis.

Graft investigators seize Peru ex-president's properties

- Peruvian prosecutors on Monday seized two homes owned by disgraced former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, forced to step down last year over a bribery scandal involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.

Peru's Fujimori returns to prison after hospitalization

- Peru's former president Alberto Fujimori returned to prison Friday after being taken to the hospital last week with heart problems, his doctor said.

Peru's Fujimori back in hospital with heart problems

- Former Peru president Alberto Fujimori has been taken to hospital again with heart problems, his doctor announced Monday.

Review: Marcelo Chierighini wins four medals at 2019 Pan American Games Special

Brazilian swimmer Marcelo Chierighini has many reasons to be proud. He won four medals at the 2019 Pan American Games that were held in Lima, Peru.

Review: Tom Shields wins two gold medals at 2019 Pan American Games Special

Lima - American swimmer Tom Shields has a lot to be proud at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. He won two gold medals for Team USA.

Peru's Supreme Court postpones decision on Fujimori release

- Peru's Supreme Court on Friday postponed a decision on whether to free opposition leader Keiko Fujimori from pre-trial detention in a corruption case linked to Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.

US warns off Venezuela allies as Lima meeting opens

- Washington warned China and Russia on Tuesday to avoid doing business with the Venezuelan regime of Nicolas Maduro, as delegates from some 60 countries met in Lima to discuss ways of ending the crisis in the South American nation.

US to announce 'sweeping steps' at big meeting on Venezuela

- Delegates from some 60 countries will meet Tuesday in Lima to discuss the political crisis in Venezuela, as Washington steps up pressure for President Nicolas Maduro to step down.

Peru president urges elections to end 'institutional crisis'

- Peru's President Martin Vizcarra on Sunday offered to cut short his term and hold elections to end what he called an institutional crisis.He said in a speech to Congress this would also involve shortening the term of the legislature.

Peru's president seeks early elections to end 'institutional crisis'

- Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra suggested Sunday cutting short his term in office for early elections to end what he called an institutional crisis.He said in a speech to Congress this would also involve cutting short the term of the legislature.

Former Peruvian president wanted for corruption to remain in custody

Los Angeles - A US federal judge on Friday ordered that former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo remain in custody pending the outcome of extradition proceedings against him related to corruption charges in his home country.

'Christ of Theft' statue poses dilemma for Peru

- A giant statue of Jesus Christ that looms over Lima is causing controversy in Peru because of its financing by the graft-tainted Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht and late ex-president Alan Garcia.

Ex-Peru president wanted for corruption arrested in US

- Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo was arrested in the United States Tuesday to face extradition to his home country on corruption charges, authorities in the South American nation said.

Peru president wins confidence vote over corruption reform

- Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra scored a major victory for his government's anti-corruption policies Wednesday, winning a vote of confidence in the opposition-held Congress as the country seeks to emerge from the shadow of Latin America's biggest gr...

Peru president wins confidence motion over reforms

- Peru's President Martin Vizcarra scored an important victory for his government's tough anti-corruption policies Wednesday by winning a vote of confidence in the opposition-controlled Congress.

Peru quake toll rises to two dead

- The death toll from a powerful earthquake that rocked parts of Peru and neighboring Ecuador rose to two on Monday, with more than 30 people injured, authorities said.Sunday's 8.

Former Lima mayor jailed in Peru Odebrecht case

- A Peruvian judge Tuesday sentenced former Lima mayor Susana Villaran to 18 months' preventive detention for accepting illegal campaign funds from Brazilian construction firms Odebrecht and OAS.
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Recently-contacted Murunahua man  south-east Peru. 
© Chris Fagan/Upper Amazon Conservancy
Recently-contacted Murunahua man, south-east Peru. © Chris Fagan/Upper Amazon Conservancy
Bakery shop at the street market in Cusco  Peru.
Bakery shop at the street market in Cusco, Peru.
Barranco s main square and the Municipal Library (Biblioteca).
Barranco's main square and the Municipal Library (Biblioteca).
Backpacker s breakfast at the street market in Cusco  Peru.
Backpacker's breakfast at the street market in Cusco, Peru.
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.
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.
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.
From the San Blas Mirador  the entire city of Cusco is spread before you
From the San Blas Mirador, the entire city of Cusco is spread before you
Sea Lions pack a beach on the Ballestas Islands
Sea Lions pack a beach on the Ballestas Islands
The Cathedral of Cusco was built over a period of more than 100 years (1559-1669).
The Cathedral of Cusco was built over a period of more than 100 years (1559-1669).
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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Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Memorial plaque on the main deck of Huascar. It reads:  Homage of ...
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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View of the tiled roofs in the central area of the city of Cusco  Peru.
View of the tiled roofs in the central area of the city of Cusco, Peru.
Section of the Lesser Pyramid at Caral.
Section of the Lesser Pyramid at Caral.
Pelicans rest while other seabirds fly overhead.
Pelicans rest while other seabirds fly overhead.
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.
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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Kichwa Indian children from a village close to Repsol s project. © Survival
Kichwa Indian children from a village close to Repsol's project. © Survival
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.

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