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43 Workers Kidnapped asking 10M Ransom-Peruvian Gov’t Says it will Not Negotiate

The government said Thursday it "does not negotiate with terrorists," referring to the armed group that kidnapped 43 energy company workers earlier this week in the jungles of southeastern Peru's Cuzco region and is demanding $10 million for their release. continue reading »

Kidnappers Demand $10 Million and Explosives for Kidnapped Gas Employees in Peru

The armed group that kidnapped gas company employees in a jungle area of southeastern Peru demanded $10 million for their release, Correo newspaper said Tuesday, posting an image of the purported handwritten ransom note on its Web page. continue reading »

Hard Rock Looking to Open New Hotel & Casino in Peru

The capital of Peru looks like it will soon become the home of a new Hard Rock Café & Casino. The new resort is scheduled to open in 2014 in Lima and will make it the continue reading »

Peru Mine Cave-In, 9 Miners Trapped Alive Since Saturday

Firefighters and rescue workers were working Saturday to rescue nine miners trapped inside a gold and copper mine in the southwestern Peruvian region of Ica, local media reported. continue reading »

1,500 Year-Old Human Sacrifice Altar Found in Peru

A group of Peruvian archaeologists found a 1,500-year-old altar for human sacrifices on the top of a hill in the northern region of La Libertad, the daily El Comercio reported Tuesday. continue reading »

Petroleum Exploration in Peru Tied to 3,000 Dolphin Deaths Thus Far

So far in 2011, some 3,000 dead dolphins have washed up on the beaches in the northern Peruvian region of Lambayaque, supposedly having died from the effects of petroleum exploitation in the area, the daily Peru21 reported Sunday. continue reading »

Peru Hotel Unveils Barbie-Themed Suite

In 2004, Argentina’s Buenos Aires Hilton inaugurated the world’s first Barbie Room, and Peru has now followed suit (or should we say “suite”). In the desert peninsula of Paracas, Peru continue reading »

Fire Destroys 150 Dwellings in Peru

A fire on the outskirts of Lima destroyed about 150 dwellings and injured one person, Peruvian firefighters said. continue reading »

President Humala Hopes to Build 500,000 New Homes in Peru

Thursday, after Peru’s President Ollanta Humala presented 288 families with new apartments in the city of Carabayllo, he announced his goal of creating 500 thousand new homes by the year 2016. continue reading »

WATCH VIDEO ‘Frog’ Girl Born in Peru

Watch the video of a 6-day old Peruvian girl born with a rare leg deformity. The deformity does not allow her to move her legs and urgent intervention is needed. continue reading »

Bono’s First Visit to Peru

Alongside his family and personal security, U2 lead singer, Bono, is enjoying a trip to Peru. This is the first time the singer has visited the South American country. continue reading »

U.S. Tourists Warned of Potential Kidnapping Threat in Iquitos, Peru

The U.S. Embassy warns U.S. citizens of a potential kidnapping threat in the Iquitos area. The Embassy has received information that members of criminal organizations may be planning to kidnap foreigners in the Iquitos region. continue reading »

Peru’s Uncontacted Amazon Tribes Exploited as ‘Human Safaris’ Says Survival International

Peru’s uncontacted Mashco-Piro tribe is facing the very real threat of being exploited by ‘human safaris’, according to British newspaper, The Observer. continue reading »

17 Peru Inmates Escape and Allegedly Take the Guards as Their Hostages

At least 17 prisoners escaped Sunday morning from the Challapalca prison, in Peru's Puno region, after allegedly taking some of their guards hostage, the head of the National Penitentiary Institute, Jose Perez, said. continue reading »

Leader of Shining Path Guerrillas Captured in Peru

"Comrade Artemio," one of the leaders of the remnants of Peru's Shining Path guerrilla group, was captured on Sunday, Defense Minister Alberto Otarola said. continue reading »

‘Parasitic’ Fetus found in 3 Year-Old Peruvian Boy’s Stomach (VIDEO)

In the city of Chiclayo, a ‘parasitic’ fetus was extracted from the stomach of Isbac Pacunda, originally from the nearby Amazon region of Peru. continue reading »

119 Injured in Peru from 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake

The magnitude-6.2 earthquake that struck southern Peru's Ica region early Monday left 119 people injured and damaged 16 homes, authorities said. continue reading »

Fire at Peru Rehab Center Leaves at Least 26 Dead

A fire that erupted Saturday at a center for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in the Peruvian capital killed at least 26 people, volunteer firefighters said. continue reading »

Natalee Holloway Suspect Joran Van der Sloot Gets 28-Years in Peruvian Prison

Joran Van der Sloot has been sentenced to 28-years in a Peruvian prison for the killing of 21-year-old Stephany Flores. The sentence came after the Natalee Holloway suspect pleaded guilty. continue reading »

Peru’s Petroperu to be Operating in Venezuela to Help Develop Hydrocarbons

Peruvian state oil company Petroperu will be one of the oil companies operating in Venezuela's Orinoco Belt, President Hugo Chavez said. continue reading »