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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.

At least 20 dead in Peru bus fire: emergency services

- At least 20 people were killed and about 10 injured Sunday night in a bus fire at an illegal transport terminal in the Peruvian capital, emergency services said.

At least 20 dead in Peru bus fire: emergency services

- At least 20 people were killed and about a dozen injured Sunday night in a bus fire at a Peruvian transport terminal, the emergency services said.

Ex-Peru president Toledo briefly jailed for public intoxication

Los Angeles - Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo, who is facing extradition from the United States over corruption charges, was briefly jailed for public intoxication after getting drunk in a California restaurant, local police said Monday.

At least 15 dead in mudslide at hotel in Peru: mayor

- A landslide crashed into a hotel during a wedding celebration in southeastern Peru, killing at least 15 people, authorities said Sunday.

10 dead, 30 hurt in Peru bus crash

- A Peruvian passenger bus plunged into a river bed on Friday, killing at least 10 people and injuring 30, rescue services said.

Fujimori leaves hospital after saying return to prison will kill him

- Peru's ailing former president Alberto Fujimori was on Wednesday evening transferred from a Lima hospital to resume a lengthy sentence for crimes against humanity, AFP journalists saw -- hours after he said returning to prison would spell certain death...

Peru bars entry to Maduro, Venezuela government

- Peru announced Monday it was barring entry to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his cabinet, increasing pressure on the socialist leader days ahead of his second-term inauguration.

Lima Group countries say won't recognize new Maduro mandate

- Foreign ministers from 12 Latin American countries and Canada said Friday their governments would not accept Nicolas Maduro as Venezuela's president when he is sworn in for a second six-year term next week.

Lima Group says won't recognize new Maduro mandate: Peru

- Foreign ministers from Latin America and Canada said Friday their governments would not recognize Nicolas Maduro as Venezuela's president when he is sworn in for a second six-year term next week.

Down Syndrome competitor to make Dakar Rally history

- Lucas Barron will make history on Sunday when he lines up on the Dakar 2019 starting line in Peru, becoming the first person with Down Syndrome to take part in the gruelling race.

Scallops: Peru's 'golden nuggets' of the sea

Sechura - Peruvian fishermen need only dive down a few meters to find the scallops considered the "golden nuggets" of the country's seas -- and cherished in European and North American kitchens.

Peru football chief Oviedo arrested in graft probe

- Police arrested Peru's Football Federation chief Edwin Oviedo early Thursday on suspicion of involvement in a "corruption network" involving judges and businessmen, a prosecutor said.

Ex-Peru president ensnared in bribe scandal leaves embassy refuge

- Alan Garcia, a former president of Peru embroiled in a corruption scandal, left the embassy of Uruguay in Lima on Monday after his request for political asylum was rejected, officials said.

Peru's untouched indigenous tribes facing growing threats

- Just like the Sentinelese tribal people who recently killed an American who ventured onto their Indian Ocean island, Amerindians from the Amazon rainforest reject all contact with the outside world.

Peru police bust alleged baby trafficking gang

- Authorities in Peru said Thursday they had busted an alleged baby trafficking ring that included the country's former police chief.
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BAP Huascar is berthed at the Chilean Navy Base of Talcahuano, about 530 kilometres south of Santiago, where she serves as a floating museum.
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The ruins at the Pachacamac archeological site where thousands of squatters temporarily took residence.
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The Peruvian marvellous spatuletail hummingbird drinking the nectar of its favourite plant, the red-flowered lily.
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The Cajamarca landscape in extremely scenic.
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Some sections of the pyramids are extraordinarily well preserved.
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Local people selling colourful handicrafts at the arrival of the Machu Picchu train from Cuzco.
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Smelters like this complex in La Oroya, Peru, have contributed to widespread metal pollution in Latin America.
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Besides the six larger pyramids, several other structures of various sizes and functions have been discovered at Caral.
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Typical view of the desert while travelling from Lima to the archaeological site of Caral located on the Supe River Valley.
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A view of the Utcubamba River in the Amazonas Region of Northern Peru.
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From the San Blas Mirador, the entire city of Cusco is spread before you
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The carcas of a boat passed on route to the Islas Ballestas has become home to a flock of seabirds.
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One of the highest points in Machu Picchu was used as a guard post to defend the citadel against enemies.
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Map showing location of the archaeological site in Peru.
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