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Peru judge orders 18 months of prison for ex-president Toledo

Judge Richard Concepcion said Toledo should be sought for arrest in Peru and abroad.
 

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits Peru, damages homes; no casualties

Peru lies on the so-called "Ring of Fire" -- an arc of fault lines that circles the Pacific Basin and is prone to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Peru museum of Maoist rebels bears warning for future

Peru museum of Maoist rebels bears warning for future

"The aim of the museum is to show that the message of Guzman`s cult was one of death and destruction," says Jorge Luis Pinzas, the retired police colonel who looks after the museum.
 

Forest fires engulf protected zones in Peru

The Peruvian government are tackling forest fires affecting 10 regions, including four protected natural zones, on a war footing.

Lisa Lynn Masters found dead in Peru

Actress Lisa Lynn Masters, who has appeared on hit shows like "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Gossip Girl", has been found dead in an apparent suicide in her hotel room in Peru.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe to be first foreign leader to meet Donald Trump

Japan PM Shinzo Abe to be first foreign leader to meet Donald Trump

"I am very honoured to see the President-elect ahead of other world leaders," Abe told reporters before his departure.

Canadian PM to visit Cuba, Argentina, Peru

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced here on Tuesday that he will pay official visits to Cuba and Argentina from November 15-18, and will travel to Peru from November 19-20 for the 2016 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit

10,000 endangered frogs die in Peru

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

Peru brings up Venezuela crisis at UN, Venezuela swipes back

Peru`s president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday he is concerned about what he called the critical economic situation in Venezuela, citing shortfalls of food and medicine, while Venezuela accused him of meddling.

Technology for blue jeans developed in Peru 6,000 years ago

Technology for blue jeans developed in Peru 6,000 years ago

We may have Peruvians to thank for our favourite blue jeans as researchers have traced the earliest use of indigo as a dye to a 6,200-year-old fabric discovered during an excavation at Huaca Prieta on the north coast of Peru.

Peru ex-president's embezzlement sentence overturned

Peru's supreme court has overturned an embezzlement sentence against former president Alberto Fujimori, although the decision will not alter the 25-year prison term he is serving for crimes against humanity.

Peru ex-president`s embezzlement sentence overturned

Peru`s supreme court has overturned an embezzlement sentence against former president Alberto Fujimori, although the decision will not alter the 25-year prison term he is serving for crimes against humanity.

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.

Peru declares Zika emergency after more than 100 people infected with virus

The 90-day emergency was announced yesterday in the official gazette El Peruano, which said the health ministry and local authorities were working to prevent the spread of the disease, which is principally transmitted by mosquitos.

OMG! This brave lady tackles 6-foot-long snake like a normal task (Watch video)

OMG! This brave lady tackles 6-foot-long snake like a normal task (Watch video)

Researcher Renata Leite Pitman of the Los Amigos Biological Station in Peru, recently terrified onlookers as she tackled a six-foot-long snake without much effort.

Peru opens a cold lockup

Peru has opened a sprawling new prison high up in the Andes, with solar panels glistening in the bone-chilling cold. 

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.

Peru presidential election: Pedro Pablo Kuczynski secures victory

Peruvian economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski will be the next president of Peru, the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) has said.

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.