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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.

Peruvian climber dies on Nepal's Mt Makalu

Kathmandu - Experienced Peruvian climber Richard Hidalgo was found dead Wednesday on Mount Makalu, the world's fifth-highest mountain, expedition organisers in Nepal said.

Peru ex-official confesses he was frontman for Garcia bribes

- A former high-ranking official has confessed that he acted as a frontman for Peru's late ex-president Alan Garcia, receiving money from Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht which he later transferred in installments to the leader, a prosecutor said he...

Peru bans electric scooters from sidewalks, pedestrian zones

- Peru banned motorized scooters from sidewalks and pedestrian areas from Monday after a woman in Lima broke both her arms in a collision with one.

Peru's Garcia denies corruption claims in suicide note

- A suicide note in which Peru's Alan Garcia denied corruption charges against him set the backdrop Friday for the ex-president's funeral, two days after he put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger as police arrived to arrest him on bribery charges l...

Odebrecht: the scandal shaking Latin America

Montevideo - The corruption scandal involving Latin America's biggest construction company Odebrecht took a dramatic turn Wednesday with the suicide of former Peruvian president Alan Garcia, who was embroiled in the affair.

Peru ex-president Garcia dies after shooting himself

- Former Peru president Alan Garcia died in hospital on Wednesday after shooting himself in the head at his home as police were about to arrest him in a graft investigation, a party official said. He was 69.

Former Peru president hospitalized with high blood pressure

- Former Peru president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was urgently taken to hospital on Wednesday suffering from high blood pressure, lawmaker Gilbert Violeta said.Violeta told RPP radio station the 80-year-old was being treated in intensive care.

Facing arrest, former Peru president kills self

- Peru's former president Alan Garcia died in hospital on Wednesday after shooting himself in the head at his home as police were about to arrest him in a sprawling corruption case, a party official said. He was 69.

Facing arrest, Peru ex-president Garcia shoots himself

- Peru's former president Alan Garcia shot himself in the head at his home on Wednesday as police were about to arrest him in a sprawling corruption case, his lawyer and hospital officials said.

Pompeo in Peru to maintain regional pressure on Venezuela's Maduro

- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Peru on Saturday on the third-leg of a four-nation tour of Latin American allies focusing heavily on Venezuela and countering China's economic reach.

Peru's ex-president arrested in corruption case

- A Peruvian court ordered the arrest on Wednesday of ex-president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at the request of prosecutors investigating the giant Odebrecht corruption scandal that forced him from office a year ago.

Peru's ex-president ordered detained in graft case: justice

- A Peruvian court ordered the arrest on Wednesday of ex-president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at the request of prosecutors investigating the giant Odebrecht corruption scandal.

Pompeo to visit Venezuela border on South America tour

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to the Venezuela border in Colombia to highlight the plight of refugees during a four-nation trip to Latin America, the State Department announced Monday.

Horror bus fire in Peru capital kills 17

- An inferno swept through a bus at an illegal transport terminal in Lima, killing 17 people trapped inside in one of Peru's worst fire disasters in over a decade, the state prosecutor's office said Monday.
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Sea lions frolic on the beach under a natural arch
Sea lions frolic on the beach under a natural arch
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.
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A view of the Peruvian mountain called Tocllaraju, as seen from Refugio Ishinca.
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Iglesia de la Compaña at the central Plaza de Armas as viewed from the site of Sacsayhuaman above t...
Iglesia de la Compaña at the central Plaza de Armas as viewed from the site of Sacsayhuaman above the city of Cuzco, Peru.
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.
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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Thousands of dead crustaceans on Pucusana Beach, Peru (Screen capture from Peru-21)
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel meets with Peruvian Defense Minister Pedro Cateriano before the start of the conference.
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Otto the bulldog has now set a Guinness World Record for being the first mutt to skateboard through a human tunnel of 30 people's legs.
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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.
Agricultural terraces at Machu Picchu.
Agricultural terraces at Machu Picchu.
Map showing location of the archaeological site in Peru.
Map showing location of the archaeological site in Peru.
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The sand dunes surrounding Huacachina, Peru.
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The Cajamarca landscape in extremely scenic.
The Cajamarca landscape in extremely scenic.
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Cahuachi archaeological site in Peru.
Cahuachi archaeological site in Peru.
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Vegetation growing on an ancient rock in a tiny San Blas passageway
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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