Peru

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.

Sep 21, 2016, 09:07 AM IST
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.

Sep 15, 2016, 15:53 PM IST

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.

Aug 17, 2016, 11:33 AM IST

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.

Aug 17, 2016, 10:41 AM IST
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.

Jul 26, 2016, 10:16 AM IST

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.

Jul 14, 2016, 08:50 AM IST
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.

Jul 11, 2016, 12:18 PM IST

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. 

Jul 10, 2016, 05:14 AM IST

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.

Jun 11, 2016, 09:58 AM IST

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.

Jun 10, 2016, 08:58 AM IST

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.

Jun 10, 2016, 06:35 AM IST

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.

Jun 10, 2016, 04:29 AM IST
Peru survives Ecuador surge to earn 2-2 draw

Peru survives Ecuador surge to earn 2-2 draw

Peru held on for a draw and with four points are in second place in the group behind Brazil on goal difference.

Jun 09, 2016, 15:30 PM IST

Nail-biter race for Peru's presidency remains tight

The nail-biter race for Peru's presidency remained tight as the daughter of imprisoned ex-president Alberto Fujimori gained ground on her rival thanks to votes trickling in from remote rural areas and embassies abroad.

Jun 08, 2016, 06:44 AM IST

Keiko Fujimori, daughter of Peru`s disgraced ex-leader

Smiling broadly in a white shirt or broad-brimmed peasant`s hat, Keiko Fujimori dances for the crowds at election rallies. But it is her name that most grabs Peruvian voters` attention.

Jun 03, 2016, 10:47 AM IST

Colombia deports top Peruvian crime lord

Bogota Colombia deported top Peruvian crime lord Gerson Galvez, a day after arresting the man described as the new version of Mexico's Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

May 02, 2016, 04:04 AM IST

British tourist missing on solo hike found dead in Peru

Police in Peru have found the body of a British tourist who went missing in early April during a solo hike in the Andes near Cuzco two days before his 29th birthday.

Apr 20, 2016, 03:52 AM IST

Divisive Fujimori faces runoff battle to lead Peru

Keiko Fujimori has vowed to unite Peru after her first-round presidential election victory, but she faces a fierce runoff battle to overcome the divisive legacy of her jailed father.

Apr 12, 2016, 01:53 AM IST

Keiko Fujimori tops Peru first-round vote: Exit polls

Keiko Fujimori, daughter of an ex-president jailed for massacres, won Peru`s first-round presidential vote on Sunday but not by enough to avoid a runoff in June, exit polls showed.

Apr 11, 2016, 03:35 AM IST

At least 23 dead as Peru bus plunges into river: Police

At least 23 people were killed and 32 injured Friday when a bus plunged into a river in the Andes mountains in southeastern Peru, police said.

Apr 09, 2016, 07:16 AM IST