Amazon losing 1,500 sq km each year

Around 1,500 sq km of the Amazon forest is lost each year due to deforestation in Peru.

Peru puts kangaroo meat on the menu

Peru`s govt has approved the import of kangaroo meat from Australia.

Dutch murder suspect now in Peru to face charges

The young Dutchman wanted in murder of a 21-year-old Lima woman — who also remains the lone suspect in the 2005 disappearance of a US teen Natalee Holloway — arrived in Peru`s capital on Saturday to face justice.

Dutchman suspect arrested in Chile

A Dutchman suspected in the murder of a Peruvian woman last week and the disappearance of a US teenager in Aruba five years ago was deported to Peru.

Peru shipwreck toll rises to 21

The Camila, said to have been carrying over 200 people, sank on Wednesday.

Peru: Early release for US woman jailed for terror

Peru has ordered the release of American Lori Berenson, who was serving a 20-year sentence for terrorism since 1995, granting her a reduced sentence for good conduct, judge Jessica Leon said.

Peru to buy 8 Russian helicopters to fight `drug terrorism`

Peru will buy eight Russian helicopters to use them in anti-drug operations, Peru`s Defence Minister Rafael Rey has said.

Peru ex-guerrilla leader ends hunger strike over marriage

The once-feared head of the Shining Path guerrilla movement, Abimael Guzman, ended a brief hunger strike protesting a prison refusal to let him marry his fiancée, the couple`s attorney said.

Ex-Peru prez attends daughter`s jailhouse wedding: Reports

Ex-Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori attended the nuptials of his daughter Sachi inside the police facility where he is serving 25 years for rights abuses, a media report has said.

Seven tourists dead in Peru plane crash: Police

Seven tourists were killed on Thursday when their light plane crashed on an air tour of the famed Nazca Lines archaeological site in southern Peru, police said.

Peru crash: At least 38 dead and 58 injured

Two buses crashed head-on along a remote stretch of highway in northeast Peru on Monday, killing at least 38 people and injuring 58, police said.

Yeh Dil Hai Hindustani: Peru Deputy Ambassador

A bureaucrat by profession, an actor by looks and a philosopher by nature, Carlos A. Irigoyen Forno, the Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Peru in India, is more than what one would actually make out of him.

Peru completes Machu Picchu evacuation: Minister

Peruvian authorities successfully completed the evacuation of thousands of tourists stranded for days by mudslides and flooding near Machu Picchu, a minister said.

Peru hopes to get last tourists out

Buoyed by the return of good weather, authorities are hoping to evacuate on Friday the last tourists stranded near Machu Picchu, the fabled Inca citadel that is likely to stay closed for weeks even if the region dries out.

Shashi Tharoor to visit Colombia, Peru and Dominican Republic

Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor will be visiting Colombia, Peru and Dominican Republic on an official visit from January 18-25.

Peru’s SC confirms 25-year sentence for Fujimori

The Peruvian Supreme Court early Sunday unanimously confirmed a 25-year prison sentence on the country`s former president Alberto Fujimori.

At least 40 dead in Peru bus crash: Police

A passenger bus plunged into a ravine
in the high Andes of southern Peru on Friday, killing at least 40
people and wounding some 10 others, police said.

Gang killed people for their fat: Peruvian police

Police say a gang in the Peruvian jungle has been killing people and draining fat from the corpses to sell on the black market for use in cosmetics, although medical experts say they doubt a major market for fat exists.

Peru pulls out of APEC summit over Chile spy case

Peru will quit an APEC summit in Singapore after recalling its envoy to Chile over charges a Peruvian military officer had spied for the Chilean government, Peru`s Foreign Minister said on Saturday.

Two killed, two missing in attack on Peru mine site

A group of armed assailants attacked a British-owned copper mine in northern Peru, killing two people and leaving two others missing, the director of the mine said.