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Chained to health ministry, Peruvians protest mining pollution

Chained to health ministry, Peruvians protest mining pollution

Dozens of residents of Simon Bolivar, a district in the city of Cerro de Pasco in the Peruvian Andes, traveled to Lima to press the government to declare a health emergency and build a regional hospital specializing in exposure to heavy metals.

 

10,000 endangered frogs die in Peru

The frogs live only in Lake Titicaca, South America`s largest lake, and its tributaries.
 

Peru president elect eyes house arrest for Fujimori

Peru president elect eyes house arrest for Fujimori

Peru's incoming president said that he would back the idea of ex-president Alberto Fujimori -serving a 25-year prison term for corruption and crimes against - humanity serving the rest of his sentence under house arrest.

Fujimori concedes defeat in Peru presidential vote

Keiko Fujimori Saturday conceded defeat to former Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in Peru's photo-finish presidential election, ending five days of legal wrangling that had left the result up in the air.

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski wins Peru's presidential election

After a long four-day count, Kuczynski from the Peruvians for Change (PPK) on Thursday, edged out his rival Keiko Fujimori, from Popular Force, with a wafer-thin margin, winning by 50.117 per cent to 49. 883 per cent, Xinhua news agency reported.

Peru vote count gives Kuczynski win, but court challenges loom

Ex-Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has won the majority of votes with all ballots counted in Peru's photo-finish presidential election, officials have said, but the official result will depend on a handful of challenged ballots.

Two major earthquakes jolt Peru, neighbours

Two major earthquakes jolt Peru, neighbours

The first quake, which struck at 5:45 pm (2245 GMT), was 601 kilometers (373 miles) deep.

Peru Catholic society admits sex abuse probe against founder

A secretive Roman Catholic society with chapters across South America and in the US has revealed under pressure that a Vatican investigator is looking into allegations that its founder sexually molested young recruits.

IMF meets in hostile territory of Latin America

There is loaded history lingering in the air in Peru as IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and her team jet into Lima for the annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank from Friday to Sunday.

Black world champion boxer Carlos Zambrano mistaken for laptop thief

Black boxer Carlos Zambrano, the WBA world featherweight champion, claims he was stopped by armed police investigating a laptop theft despite the fact he was pursuing the thieves himself.

Buenos Aires departure for 2016 Dakar Rally

Buenos Aires departure for 2016 Dakar Rally

The Argentine capital Buenos Aires will host the start of the 2016 Dakar Rally following Peru`s decision to withdraw from the event last month, race organisers announced Thursday.

South Korea boosting Peru aviation industry: President

South Korea is working with Peru to further boost its aviation industry, South Korean president Park Geun-Hye said Tuesday in Lima while presenting a training aircraft co-produced by both countries.