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Peruvian farmer scores small win in court over German energy giant

Hamm - A Peruvian farmer won a small but significant legal victory Monday when a German court said his appeal against energy giant RWE, which he accuses of contributing to climate change that is threatening his Andean home, had merit.

German court hears Peruvian farmer's climate change appeal

Hamm - A German court began hearing an appeal Monday by a Peruvian farmer who accuses energy giant RWE of contributing to climate change that is threatening his home and livelihood in the Andes.

Peru fire ravages ancient archaeological site

- A fire destroyed a 2,000-year-old mural and much of the vestiges of an archaeological site in northern Peru on Sunday, the director of the Tumbas Reales de Sipan Museum said.

Contestants turn Miss Peru pageant into protest

- Contestants broke with tradition and turned the Miss Peru pageant into a protest highlighting violence against women in one of South America's most dangerous countries for females.

UN: international body should weigh in before any Fujimori pardon

- The UN's top human rights official on Tuesday suggested Peru should seek international medical opinion before any pardon is given to disgraced ex-president Alberto Fujimori.

Peruvian congress approves legalisation of medicinal pot

- Peru's congress late Thursday overwhelmingly approved a measure supported by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski that legalises marijuana for medicinal use.

Peru's government, church argue over papal visit

- Peru's government and Roman Catholic clergy are quarreling over a planned visit by Pope Francis in a spat blending politics and fears over earthquakes.The question is where the pope should say a huge outdoor mass when he visits in January.

Peru's ex-leader Fujimori back in hospital for heart disease

- Former President Alberto Fujimori, convicted and jailed for corruption and crimes against humanity, was hospitalized at a clinic Saturday after suffering a heart condition, the second such episode in recent days, his doctor said.

Peru's Fujimori back in prison after health scare

- Peru's jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori, 79, has been taken back to prison following his discharge from a clinic after receiving treatment for a heart ailment, his doctor said Monday.

Peru's Fujimori responding to treatment for heart ailment

- Peru's jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori, 79, is responding to treatment for a severely accelerated heart rate but remains in intensive care, his doctor said Wednesday.

Peru opposition chief Keiko Fujimori faces graft probe: lawyer

- Prosecutors in Peru are investigating opposition leader Keiko Fujimori over suspected links to a corruption scandal, her lawyer said Tuesday.

Peru ex-leader Fujimori in intensive care: doctor

- Peru's jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori, 79, is in intensive care after suffering a life-threatening heart complaint in prison, his doctor said Tuesday.

Odebrecht scandal reaches Peru's Keiko Fujimori

- A mass corruption scandal over Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht has reportedly reached Peru's opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, daughter of a former president jailed for graft and human rights abuses.

Peru reconstructs face of pre-Columbian ruler

- Peruvian authorities have revealed the reconstructed face of the Lord of Sipan, a pre-Columbian ruler whose remains were discovered in 1987 and hailed as one of the country's most stunning archaeological finds.

Fujimori son in Peru suspended from party for trashing colleagues

- Jailed former president Alberto Fujimori's youngest son has been suspended from his political party -- led by his sister -- for criticizing colleagues in Peru's congress.

6.4 magnitude earthquake hits Peru: USGS

- A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck just off Peru's southern coast Monday, the US Geological Survey said, with no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Peruvian ex-leaders Fujimori and Humala share bread in prison

- Once adversaries, former Peruvian presidents Alberto Fujimori and Ollanta Humala are getting along as fellow prisoners, sharing bread and cheese on Humala's first night behind bars, Fujimori's son said Monday.

Peru court says no to Fujimori freedom

- A Peruvian court rejected Tuesday a bid by the family of disgraced ex-president Alberto Fujimori to have him freed from his lengthy prison term for human rights abuses and graft.The court announced its ruling on social media.

Peru's Fujimori hospitalized with heart issue: doctor

- Peru's jailed ex-leader Alberto Fujimori was taken to a hospital on Friday after showing signs of hypertension and irregular heartbeat, his doctor said.

Peru reconstructs face of woman who ruled 1,700 years ago

- Introducing the Lady of Cao: using high-tech 3-D printing and based on the skull of an ancient mummy, scientists have reconstructed the face of a woman who governed in northern Peru 1,700 years ago.

Thousands in Cuzco celebrate Incan festival of the sun

Cusco - At the highest point of the Coricancha temple in Cuzco at dawn, an indigenous actor interpreting a ceremony of the ancient Inca raises his hands to receive the sun's first rays.

Peru's president hints at pardon for jailed ex-leader Fujimori

- Peru's president has hinted he may pardon jailed ex-leader Alberto Fujimori -- but denied any backroom deal with the party that controls Congress, led by the former strongman's daughter.

Peru economy minister quits in scandal

- Peru's economy minister became the latest casualty of a scandal over alleged influence-peddling in the major mineral-exporting country as he quit after losing a confidence vote.

Pope Francis to visit Chile, Peru in January

Vatican City - Pope Francis will visit Chile and Peru in January, the Vatican said Monday, on a trip that will take the Catholic Church's first South American pontiff from Santiago to Lima.

Peru's leader warns Venezuela heading for 'blood bath'

Madrid - The deadly unrest in Venezuela could lead to "a blood bath" and spark a major refugee crisis, Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski warned on Monday.

6.2-magnitude quake injures 2 in Peru: authorities

- A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake shook northern Peru on Monday, injuring at least two people and damaging at least one home, authorities said.

Endangered Galapagos tortoises saved from suspected traffickers

Quito - Nearly three dozen Galapagos tortoises considered vulnerable to extinction will return to Ecuador after being rescued in Peru from alleged traffickers, the Galapagos National Park said.

Death toll rises to 113 in Peru floods, mudslides

- The death toll from flooding and mudslides plaguing Peru since the start of the year has risen to 113 people, including five killed last weekend, officials said Tuesday.

Peru's Fujimori back in jail after treatment

- Peru's jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori spent a day in hospital for back pain in the latest of a string of health scares before returning to prison on Sunday, media said.

Peru wants to sell dirty smelter but has to lower air standards

La Oroya - Peru's La Oroya polymetallic smelting plant has been for sale since the company who owned it went bankrupt in 2009. So Peru is proposing to loosen air quality standards in some parts of the country to attract buyers, despite the plant's dirty past.
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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.
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Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Admiral Miguel Grau s stateroom is beautifully furnished. His pict...
Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Admiral Miguel Grau's stateroom is beautifully furnished. His picture is shown over the elaborated headboard.
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
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San Blas Plaza is a social scene day and night
San Blas Plaza is a social scene day and night
Uncontacted Indians have left crossed spears across paths in northern Peru to warn outsiders to stay...
Uncontacted Indians have left crossed spears across paths in northern Peru to warn outsiders to stay out. © Marek Wolodzko/Survival
Teaser scene from the  Boiling River.
Teaser scene from the "Boiling River."
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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.
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.
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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.
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Sea lions frolic on the beach under a natural arch
Sea lions frolic on the beach under a natural arch
Most detailed sightings of uncontacted Indians ever recorded on camera. www.survivalinternational.or...
Most detailed sightings of uncontacted Indians ever recorded on camera. www.survivalinternational.org
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Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Officer s meeting room.
Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Officer's meeting room.
An example of a quipu from the Inca Empire  currently in the Larco Museum Collection.
An example of a quipu from the Inca Empire, currently in the Larco Museum Collection.
Charles Stanish
Under the leadership of its coordinator  Congressman Casio Huaire Chuquichaico  the Junin Parliament...
Under the leadership of its coordinator, Congressman Casio Huaire Chuquichaico, the Junin Parliamentary Group held a meeting in which legislators expressed concerns about the Doe Run case affecting the population of La Oroya and the modernization of the Jauja airport. (Translation by Google Translate).
Congreso de la República del Perú
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.
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).
Barranco. Church of the Holy Cross  located across from the Central Plaza (main square).
Barranco. Church of the Holy Cross, located across from the Central Plaza (main square).
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