Thieves in Peru steal gold, cash in huge airport heist

 Thieves in Peru stole 123 kilograms (270 pounds) of gold and more than $2 million from armored cars on an airport runway, police said Monday.

Colombia drop Radamel Falcao, Juan Cuadrado for Peru friendly in USA
Colombia drop Radamel Falcao, Juan Cuadrado for Peru friendly in USA

Coach Jose Pekerman has dropped Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao and Juventus midfielder Juan Cuadrado as he looks to breathe new life into Colombia’s team for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

LatAm cyber attacks rise as Peru, Brazil hackers link up with Russians

Cyber attacks and cyber espionage are on the rise in Latin America, and the source of much of it is Brazilian hackers and Peruvian recent university graduates linking up with Russian-speaking experts, according to Internet security analysts.

Peru hit by 5.5 magnitude quake, no reports of damage or injuries

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake shook buildings in the Peruvian capital Lima on Friday but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Peru call off Dakar Rally after El Nino fear
Peru call off Dakar Rally after El Nino fear

Peru will not host the 2016 Dakar Rally because of the effects of El Nino, the South American country`s Ministry of Foreign Trade announced on Monday.

Peru permits military to down drug trafficking planes

Peru`s Congress unanimously has approved a bill reauthorizing its air force to shoot down planes linked to drug trafficking.

Peru uncovers more victims of conflict with Shining Path from 1985

Peruvian authorities said on Wednesday that they had uncovered five graves in a remote highland region that likely hold the remains of some 60 people killed in 1985 during Peru`s bloody battle against the Shining Path rebel group.

Protests in Ecuador over Correa`s looming `dictatorship`

Demonstrators took to the streets in Ecuador on Thursday to protest President Rafael Correa`s moves to seek a fourth term, but the leftist leader declared that plans for a paralyzing general strike had failed.

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At least 11 dead as truck falls into lake in Peru

 At least 11 people died and 41 were injured when the truck in which they were travelling plunged into a lake in Peru, a media report said.

Grenade explodes at circus in Peru, wounding 11 people

Peruvian authorities say someone exploded a grenade at a circus performance and the blast wounded 11 people, including clowns and members of the public.

Peru declares emergency in 14 regions on El Nino worries

Peru has declared a 60-day state of emergency in towns in 14 regions to brace for possible damage from the climate pattern El Nino in the rainy season, state media reported Sunday.

Copa America: Peru clinch third as Paraguay downed
Copa America: Peru clinch third as Paraguay downed

Paolo Guerrero fired Peru to a third place play-off victory over Paraguay here Friday to stay in the hunt for Copa America tournament top-scorer honours.

15 dead, 19 injured in Peru bus crash

At least 15 people were killed and 19 others injured on Wednesday when a bus tumbled 700 metres down the side of a mountain in central Peru`s Ancash region, authorities said.

Chile coach says reaching Copa final a dream come true
Chile coach says reaching Copa final a dream come true

Leading Chile to the Copa America final was a dream come true for coach Jorge Sampaoli, who felt relief after the hosts overcame nerves to secure victory over 10-man Peru on Monday.

Practice makes perfect for Chile hero Vargas
Practice makes perfect for Chile hero Vargas

Chile goal hero Eduardo Vargas revealed he had been practicing long-range shots after scoring a 30-yard screamer to fire `La Roja` into the Copa America final here Monday.

Copa America 2015: Eduardo Vargas double as Chile sink Peru
Copa America 2015: Eduardo Vargas double as Chile sink Peru

Eduardo Vargas scored twice as Chile downed fierce rivals Peru 2-1 here Monday to reach the Copa America final for the first time in nearly 30 years.

Peru nabs Shining Path logistics boss Neymer Keni Maldonado, ends state of emergency

Peru has announced that the logistics chief of the Shining Path rebel group had been captured and that the government is lifting a three-decade-long state of emergency in a coca-growing region.

Peru nabs Shining Path logistics boss, ends state of emergency

Peru announced Saturday that the logistics chief of the Shining Path rebel group had been captured and that the government is lifting a three-decade-long state of emergency in a coca-growing region.

Copa America: Pacific 'Clasico' as Chile face Peru
Copa America: Pacific 'Clasico' as Chile face Peru

The latest installment of one of South American football`s fiercest rivalries plays out at the Copa America on Monday when hosts Chile face Peru with a place in the final at stake.