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.

Peru nabs Shining Path logistics boss

Peruvian police caught the logistics chief of Shining Path, the rebel group largely gutted after 20 years of fighting but whose remnants are active in coca-growing regions, officials said Saturday.

Peru beats Bolivia 3-1 to reach Copa America semi-finals
Peru beats Bolivia 3-1 to reach Copa America semi-finals

Brazilian-based striker Paolo Guerrero scored a hat trick as Peru swept aside Bolivia 3-1 to set up a Copa America semi-final showdown with fierce rivals Chile on Thursday.

Copa America quarterfinals schedule takes shape
Copa America quarterfinals schedule takes shape

The 2015 Copa America quarterfinals schedule took shape on Sunday, following the scoreless tie between Colombia and Peru and Brazil's 2-1 win over Venezuela.

Colombia's James Rodriguez self-critical after draw against Peru
Colombia's James Rodriguez self-critical after draw against Peru

Colombian star James Rodriguez was self-critical on Sunday after the disappointing 0-0 draw against Peru, which leaves Colombia in uncertainty about its qualification to quarterfinals of Copa America.