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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Race for run-off spot heats up ahead of Peru election

The race for second place in the first round of Peru`s presidential election on Sunday was still wide open on Friday, with polls split over who would earn the chance to face long-time front-runner Keiko Fujimori in an expected run-off.

NASA radar maps new view of World Heritage Site

NASA radar maps new view of World Heritage Site

NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) can record changes on the ground beneath the aircraft that occur between multiple flights which take exactly the same flight path.

Peru ethnic group launches autonomous rule bid

The Wampis people of Peru`s Amazon basin region have formed the country`s first self-ruling native area to try to protect traditional lands from settlers, mining, oil drilling and illegal loggers. 

Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes Peru: USGS

The navy ruled out the likelihood of a tsunami.

Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista earns Brazil call-up

Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista earns Brazil call-up

Paulista alongside Santos will play in the World Cup Qualifiers.

Neymar recalled for World Cup qualifier against Argentina

Neymar recalled for World Cup qualifier against Argentina

Neymar has been recalled for Brazil's 2018 World Cup qualifiers next month.

Arun Jaitley to press for IMF quota reforms in Peru

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will discuss recent developments in the global economy and lack of progress in the implementation of the 2010 IMF quota reforms during his official tour to Peru to attend IMF-World Bank meetings from October 7-11.

Peru declares state of emergency over mining plant violence

Peru declared a state of emergency in six provinces on Tuesday, after protests over a big Chinese copper mining project left four people dead.

Peru guerrilla group leader freed after 25 years

The notorious former number two of a Peruvian guerrilla group that achieved international infamy when it stormed a Japanese ambassador`s residence was released from prison Tuesday after serving 25 years.

Unequal access to education lets child labour persist

Unequal access to education ensures hundreds of millions of children remain trapped in child labour despite dramatic falls in worldwide poverty levels, according to a new study conducted in India, Peru and Ethiopia.

Buenos Aires departure for 2016 Dakar Rally

Buenos Aires departure for 2016 Dakar Rally

The Argentine capital Buenos Aires will host the start of the 2016 Dakar Rally following Peru`s decision to withdraw from the event last month, race organisers announced Thursday.

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.