Peru imposes state of emergency in Amazon to fight drug smuggling

The Peruvian government has imposed a state of emergency in two Amazonian districts to battle a surge in drug smuggling along the borders with Brazil and Colombia.

Five new monkey species discovered
Five new monkey species discovered

 Conservationists have discovered five new monkey species in South America that have, since, been added to the animal record books.

China seizes 70 kg cocaine after a tip-off from US

Chinese officials, with help from US authorities, have seized 70 kg of Cocaine in Shanghai, one of the largest haul of the contraband confiscated in China in recent years.

Central Peru rocked by 6.9 earthquake: USGS

A day after quakes rocked Chile and US` California, a major earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale struck a sparsely populated area of central Peru early on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said.

Sandstorms uncover new Nazca Lines geoglyphs in Peru

High winds and sandstorms have uncovered previously undiscovered Nazca Lines geoglyphs in Peru.

Seven killed in Peru bus accident

At least seven people were killed and 37 were injured Thursday when a passenger bus crashed and turned over in Peru`s mountainous Andean region, media reports said.

Peru says El Nino threat over, waters cooling and fish returning

The worst of the potentially disastrous weather pattern El Nino is now behind Peru and cooling sea temperatures are luring back schools of anchovy, the key ingredient in fishmeal, authorities said on Friday.

Peru finally implements abortion law after 90 years

Peru finally put into effect a 90-year-old law allowing abortions in certain cases, after the government issued a new decree on how to apply the law.

World Bank says trade protectionism starts to level off

Barriers to imports in major economies are starting to recede after a rash of protectionism during the global financial crisis, World Bank figures showed on Thursday.

Nine killed in fishing boat collision in Peru

At least nine fishermen were killed early Tuesday when two fishing boats collided off Peru`s southern Pacific coast, an official source said. Another three people were injured and three were reported missing in the accident.

Amazon Indians, victims of war, exhumed in Peru

Forensic teams have begun the long-delayed exhumation of members of an Amazon tribe that suffered devastating losses during Peru`s 1980-2000 conflict with Shining Path rebels.

Mountain city in Peru sends up drones against crime

A city in Peru`s Andes is deploying a fleet of drones to crack down on crime, authorities have said.

Peru evacuates 4,000 near active volcano

Peruvian authorities Thursday began evacuating some 4,000 residents near the Ubinas volcano after detecting an increase in volcanic activity.

Nine killed in Peru bus accident

At least nine people died and many were injured Monday when a bus plunged into a ravine in central Peru`s Ancash region, police in Sihuas province said.

New earthquake in Chile prompts tsunami alerts

A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off northern Chile late on Wednesday, prompting tsunami alerts and evacuations along the coast and in neighboring Peru.

6.3 earthquake in northern Peru

A shallow 6.3 magnitude earthquake has rattled northern Peru near the coastal city of Piura with no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Peru ex-president Fujimori in hospital after stroke

Peru`s jailed former president Alberto Fujimori was taken to the hospital today, apparently after suffering two small strokes, his doctor said.

World court awards Peru swathe of Chile`s fish-rich sea

Lima cried victory Monday after the UN`s top court handed it a wedge of sea under Chilean sovereignty, but Peruvian fishermen nevertheless said they gained nothing from the historic ruling.

Torrential rains affect 15,000 families in Peru

Recent torrential rains in Peru`s southern Andes have affected some 15,000 families in Andahuaylas province of Apurimac region, authorities said Thursday.

Indians adding to world obesity problem: Report

A recent report has debunked the idea that obesity is a problem generally associated with relatively richer Western countries. Middle-income countries like India also add to this severe problem and are now at the heart of a "fat explosion".