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Erdogan eyes expanding Turkey influence on Latin America tour

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday embarks on a major tour of Latin American countries in a bid to expand Ankara's ties outside its traditional sphere of influence.

Peru's Fujimori back in jail after health scare

- Former Peruvian President left hospital Tuesday after a health scare and returned to prison, where he is serving a 25-year sentence for corruption and human rights violations.

Peru's jailed ex-president Fujimori hospitalized

- Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori, who is serving a 25-year prison term for corruption and human rights violations, has been hospitalized, officials said Monday, the latest in a string of health crises.

GPS vultures swoop down on illegal dumps in Peru

- The lowly vulture is a dirty scavenger to many, but Peruvian environmental authorities have recast the birds as superheroes and outfitted them with high-tech gear in a bid to crack down on illegal garbage dumps.

Bolivia, Peru sign $500 mn deal for Lake Titicaca clean-up

La Paz - Bolivia and Peru agreed to provide more than $500 million towards cleaning up Lake Titicaca, whose polluted waters are home to some animals nearing extinction, a Bolivian environment official said.

Peru warns against ritual New Year effigy-burning

- Peru warned the public Tuesday against its popular New Year tradition of burning national hate figures in effigy, saying the smoke poses a cancer risk.

Amazon peoples change ancestral ways to save forest

- The the indigenous peoples of the Amazon are far removed from the Paris conference rooms where politicians and technocrats in dark suits hashed out a historic deal on curbing climate change to close out the year.

Op-Ed: Town rejects solar panels amid claims they 'suck up' sun's energy

Woodland - During a meeting of the Woodland Town Council, residents rejected a proposal for a solar farm. One local resident, Bobby Mann, voiced concerns that solar farms would suck up all of the sun's energy and drive businesses away.

Peruvian farmer takes climate change fight to European courts

Huaraz - The soft murmur of water trickling from a glacier in the Peruvian Andes into the pale blue lake below is broken by the roar of a chunk of ice breaking off.

Peruvian farmer takes climate change fight to European courts

Huaraz - The soft murmur of water trickling from a glacier in the Peruvian Andes into the pale blue lake below is broken by the roar of a chunk of ice breaking off.

Peru deports American after 20-year terror sentence

- An American woman jailed for 20 years in Peru on terrorism charges was deported early Thursday after completing her sentence, authorities said.

Peru to expel American after 20-year terror sentence

- Peru on Wednesday will expel Lori Berenson, the only American to serve time for terrorism in the South American nation, after completing her 20-year sentence, authorities said.

Inca ruins in close proximity of Cuzco, Peru Special

Cuzco - The old capital of the Incas, iconic city of Cuzco, heralded as the archeological capital of the world, has a lot of archeological surprises in close proximity of the city. It’s easy to see them all in half a day tour available in many tourist outlets.

Four pre-Inca tombs found in Peru's Lima

- Archaeologists in Peru have found four tombs that are more than 1,000 years old in a pyramid-shaped cemetery that now sits in the middle of a residential neighborhood in Lima, experts said.

Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes Peru: USGS

- A large magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck eastern Peru, though there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the very deep temblor, the US Geological Survey reported Tuesday.

Peruvian farmer sues German energy giant over climate change

Berlin - A Peruvian farmer has filed a landmark lawsuit against German energy giant RWE, saying that the company's fossil fuel emissions endanger his family, livelihood and hometown, a German NGO said Tuesday.

Peru steps up border dispute with Chile

- The frayed relations between Chile and Peru appeared to unwind further Saturday, after Peruvian President Ollanta Humala officially recognized an administrative district in a disputed border area.

Daughter of Peru ex-president Fujimori leads in polls

- Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of disgraced ex-president Alberto Fujimori -- currently serving a 25-year prison sentence -- is far ahead in a poll of Peruvian presidential hopefuls out Tuesday.

Peruvian politician announces being awarded Nobel Prize in India

Lima - The former president of Peru, Alejandro Toledo, announced to reporters during an international economic meeting that he will receive a “Humanitarian Nobel Prize” in India.

Peru protesters tell IMF 'imperialists' to go home

- Activists marched through the Peruvian capital Friday to protest what they called the anti-poor policies of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, which are holding their annual meetings here.

Hedge fund threatens to sue Peru over debt: Sources

- A US hedge fund is threatening to sue Peru for payment of defaulted debts issued by its former military regime, sources said Friday, with one activist group condemning the action as "predatory.

Peru declares state of emergency over mining plant violence

- Peru declared a state of emergency in six provinces on Tuesday, after protests over a big Chinese copper mining project left four people dead.

Two killed as protests over vast mine in Peru turn deadly

- Two people were killed when protestors worried about possible pollution due to expansion of the massive Las Bambas mine in Peru clashed with police, President Ollanta Humala said."Sadly, there are two dead.

Vigilante lynchings go viral in Peru

Suspects forced to stand on anthills, made to eat raw chili peppers and stripped naked and whipped in public — mass Facebook vigilante movements are going viral in Peru, prompting civilians to punish alleged criminals for petty crimes.

Peru prosecutors reopen money laundering probe against first lady

- Prosecutors announced they have reopened a money laundering investigation against Peru's first lady Nadine Heredia.

Tourists held overnight by indigenous group in Peru highway protest

- Some forty people, mostly foreign tourists, were held overnight Wednesday by indigenous Peruvians protesting the halt in construction of a highway through an area known for its protected natural areas and gold mining.

Peru guerrilla group leader freed after 25 years

- The notorious former number two of a Peruvian guerrilla group that achieved international infamy when it stormed a Japanese ambassador's residence was released from prison after serving 25 years.

Peruvian man held in Japan over suspected serial killings

Toukyo - A Peruvian man was being held in custody in Japan over a suspected killing spree after six people were found stabbed to death in a residential neighbourhood near Tokyo, police said Thursday.

Powerful Chile quake sparks tsunami alert and panic

Santiago - A massive 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck the center of Chile, leaving at least two people dead and triggering the evacuation of coastal areas and warnings that tsunami waves could reach as far as Japan.

Peru teen aims to revive Quechua, one pop song at a time

Ayacucho - Renata Flores Rivera has teenage cuteness, a velvety voice and a mission: to revive the Quechua language with songs like "Chaynatam ruwanki cuyanaita" -- better known as "The Way You Make Me Feel.
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Nazca lines in Peru with high contrast image of the Hummingbird.
Nazca lines in Peru with high contrast image of the Hummingbird.
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Puka-Pukara sacred Inka people site by the road to Pisac and local Quechua people selling folk art  ...
Puka-Pukara sacred Inka people site by the road to Pisac and local Quechua people selling folk art, near Cuzco, Peru.
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.
Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Visitors have free access to the whole ship including decks and th...
Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Visitors have free access to the whole ship including decks and the various officer and crew quarters.
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 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.
Recently-contacted Murunahua man  south-east Peru. 
© Chris Fagan/Upper Amazon Conservancy
Recently-contacted Murunahua man, south-east Peru. © Chris Fagan/Upper Amazon Conservancy
Crossed spears left by uncontacted Indians threatened by an oil pipeline
© Marek Wolodzko/AIDESEP
Crossed spears left by uncontacted Indians threatened by an oil pipeline © Marek Wolodzko/AIDESEP
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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Cahuachi archaeological site in Peru.
Cahuachi archaeological site in Peru.
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Night view of the central square of the city of Ica in south-central Peru.
Night view of the central square of the city of Ica in south-central Peru.
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Besides the six larger pyramids  several other structures of various sizes and functions have been d...
Besides the six larger pyramids, several other structures of various sizes and functions have been discovered at Caral.
The Cajamarca landscape in extremely scenic.
The Cajamarca landscape in extremely scenic.
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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.
Peruvian Air Force
Titicaca water frogs awaiting their turn in the blender.
Titicaca water frogs awaiting their turn in the blender.
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Screenshot of Jennifer Logan.
Screenshot of Jennifer Logan.
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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.
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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