Peru

Bolivia to extradite ex-ally of Peru's President in corruption case

A Bolivian court on Monday authorised the extradition to neighbouring Peru of a former adviser to Peruvian President Ollanta Humala in a corruption scandal that could dent the leader`s popularity.

May 12, 2015, 11:01 AM IST

Army deployed over Peru mining project violence

Peruvian troops have been deployed to help maintain law and order after weeks of deadly protests about a controversial mining project in the country`s south, the government said Saturday.

May 09, 2015, 21:26 PM IST

South Korea boosting Peru aviation industry: President

South Korea is working with Peru to further boost its aviation industry, South Korean president Park Geun-Hye said Tuesday in Lima while presenting a training aircraft co-produced by both countries.

Apr 22, 2015, 05:41 AM IST
Dozens of mummy-filled tombs discovered in Peru

Dozens of mummy-filled tombs discovered in Peru

Archaeologists have discovered dozens of tombs filled with up to 40 mummies each around a 1,200-year-old ceremonial site in Peru.

Apr 12, 2015, 16:18 PM IST

Peru names new PM after spying scandal

 Peru`s President Ollanta Humala named a new prime minister Thursday, moving to end a crisis sparked by spying allegations leveled at the previous premier, who was sacked by Congress.

Apr 03, 2015, 12:33 PM IST

Peru PM sacked in spy scandal, president in crisis

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala was left scrambling to find a new prime minister Tuesday after Congress sacked the incumbent, Ana Jara, over allegations of domestic spying.

Apr 01, 2015, 16:01 PM IST

Peru PM sacked in spy scandal, president faces crisis

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala was left scrambling to find a new prime minister Tuesday after Congress sacked the incumbent, Ana Jara, over allegations of domestic spying.

Apr 01, 2015, 00:09 AM IST

Peru sacks PM Ana Jara over alleged domestic spying

Peru`s Congress sacked the prime minister, Ana Jara, Monday night over alleged spying against lawmakers, reporters, business leaders and everyday citizens.

Mar 31, 2015, 11:24 AM IST

16 dead in Peru bus accident: police

At least 16 people were killed Monday when a bus went off a mountain road in southeastern Peru, plunging 1,000 meters into a ravine, police said.

Mar 31, 2015, 01:35 AM IST

Mining company shelves $1.4 bn project in Peru

A Mexican-owned copper mining company announced Friday it was pulling out of a $1.4 billion project in southern Peru because of the vehement opposition of local residents.

Mar 28, 2015, 11:08 AM IST

Firm says $1.4 bn Peru mining project still on after spat

A Mexican-owned copper mining company insisted Friday it will go ahead with a $1.4 billion project in Peru, denying an executive`s claim that it was pulling out because of local opposition.

Mar 28, 2015, 02:41 AM IST

Death toll from Peru landslides climbs to nine

 The death toll from landslides in three small Peruvian communities has risen to nine following the discovery of a young girl in a river Thursday, an official said.

Mar 27, 2015, 08:06 AM IST

At least 22 dead in Peru multi-vehicle collision

A multiple-vehicle collision involving three buses and a truck on Monday has left at least 22 people dead and about 60 others injured in northern Peru, police told a local radio station.

Mar 23, 2015, 21:50 PM IST

Peru first lady denies taking Venezuelan campaign cash

Peru`s first lady Nadine Heredia, who heads the ruling party and is touted as a possible presidential contender, denied Monday that Venezuela`s late president Hugo Chavez funded her husband`s campaigns.

Mar 10, 2015, 07:14 AM IST

Peru withdraws ambassador to Chile in espionage row

Peru has announced it has withdrawn its ambassador in Santiago to protest alleged espionage by Chile.

Mar 08, 2015, 07:50 AM IST
Crocodiles, not dinosaurs ruled Earth 13mn years ago

Crocodiles, not dinosaurs ruled Earth 13mn years ago

Scientists have found that it weren't the dinosaurs who ruled Earth 13 million years ago in Peru, it were the crocodiles.

Feb 25, 2015, 14:52 PM IST

Soldier wounded in attack on Peru military base

A soldier was wounded in a suspected guerrilla attack on a military base in Peru`s coca-rich La Mar province, local press reported Friday.

Feb 14, 2015, 06:30 AM IST

At least 20 hurt in Peru in oil-related protest

Peruvians trying to take control of an Amazon oil drilling installation clashed with police, leaving at least 20 injured and 40 arrested, local media reports said.

Feb 11, 2015, 17:41 PM IST

Road accidents leave more than 40 dead in Peru

 More than 40 people were killed in several road accidents over two days in Peru, police and media reports said late Saturday.

Jan 11, 2015, 14:21 PM IST
Copa America 2016 games lure 24 US hopefuls

Copa America 2016 games lure 24 US hopefuls

Two dozen US cities want to host matches in the 2016 Centennial Copa America tournament, the first time the event will be staged outside South America, USA Soccer announced Thursday.

Jan 09, 2015, 17:28 PM IST