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Top 5 Restaurants in Latin America

Every year the Diners Club World's 50 Best Restaurants evaluates restaurants ranging from Hong Kong to Sao Paulo. Tallying the votes of nearly 800 dining experts, five Latin American restaurants were chosen in the 50 best restaurants in the world. continue reading »

Peru’s Ex-President Fujimori Released From Hospital After Gastritis

Imprisoned Peruvian ex-President Alberto Fujimori was released from a local hospital on Sunday after being diagnosed with acute gastritis. Fujimori, 74, had been hospitalized Friday night when he was found to be having problems digesting his food and after losing weight. continue reading »

Ex-President Fujimori Under Observation for Gastritis

The imprisoned ex-president of Peru, Alberto Fujimori, is under observation at a Lima clinic after being diagnosed with gastritis, his daughter Keiko said Saturday. continue reading »

Investment in Peru’s Mining Sector Jumps 23 Percent

Mining investment in Peru soared 23 percent in the first quarter to $1.92 billion, creating 211,748 direct jobs, the Energy and Mines Ministry said. continue reading »

Peruvian Socialist Party Founder Dies, Age 65

Peruvian leftist politician Javier Diez Canseco, a lawmaker and founder of the Peruvian Socialist Party, or PSP, has died of cancer, from which he had been suffering for several months, Congresswoman Rosa Mavila said. He was 65. continue reading »

Maduro Recalls Venezuelan Ambassador from Peru

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he has recalled his ambassador to Peru for consultations over remarks by that country's foreign minister, saying the comments amounted to "meddling" with Venezuela's affairs. continue reading »

Chilean Cult Leader Who Had Baby Sacrificed, Found Hanged in Peru

Police in Colliguay, Chile were shocked to learn a three-day-old baby girl had been sacrificed by a cult, with approval from the mother, in a ritual this past November. continue reading »

Peru: New Protected Areas in Amazon Near Ecuador, Colombia

Those areas - the Güeppi-Sekime National Park, the Huimeki Communal Reserve and the Airo Pai Communal Reserve - are located in Maynas province, which borders Ecuador and Colombia. continue reading »

UPDATE:  Peru Balloon Crash Survivors in Pacific Ocean for 9 Hours, 2 Remain Missing

Peru Naval officials have rescued five out of seven hot air balloon crash survivors in the Pacific Ocean. The pilot, who reportedly can not swim, and another passenger remain missing. continue reading »

Hot Air Balloon Missing in Peru with 6 Tourist Onboard

The balloon with seven passengers on board, was lost in Cañete , 200 km south of Lima, it is believed it was swept away by a strong air current of air. The last communication with a hot air balloon was with the pilot who reported poor visibility due to heavy fog continue reading »

Lima Gathers Most “Cajon” Musicians to Break Guinness Record

Over the weekend a record number of ‘cajon’ musicians gathered in Lima’s Playa Mayor to break a Guinness Record. continue reading »

Bus in Peru Plunges Down 650-Foot Ravine Killing 25

In Latin America news another deadly bus accident is in the news. A bus plunged into a 650-foot ravine in a rural area of Peru leaving at least 25 dead. continue reading »

Peru Helicopter Crash Over Jungle Leaves 13 Dead

The 13 people who were traveling in a helicopter that crashed on the weekend in the jungle region of Loreto, in northeastern Peru, are dead, the French oil company Perenco confirmed Monday. continue reading »

Cordillera Blanca Mountains - Huaraz, Peru

Cordillera Blanca Mountains - Huaraz, Peru -- A fine trek to Peru's Laguna 69 continue reading »

Huaca Cao Viejo - Burial Chambers Peru

Huaca Cao Viejo - Burial Chambers Peru continue reading »

Peru Highway Accident Leaves 9 Dead

Nine people died Thursday, among them two children, in a highway accident in the southwestern Peruvian region of Ica, police said. All the occupants of a pickup truck died continue reading »

Bus Plunges 164-Feet in Arequipa, Peru Killing 20

Wednesday morning a bus fell down a 164-foot ravine in Arequipa, Peru killing 20. continue reading »

Pacific Alliance Trade Bloc to Liberalize 90 Percent of Trades

Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico will liberalize 90 percent of their internal trade with the signing of an agreement on May 23 in Cali, Colombia, where the next Pacific Alliance summit will be held, the Chilean government announced Wednesday. continue reading »

Peru Wants Argentine Oil Company to Clean Up Contaminated Amazon Region

Peru's government will require Argentine oil firm Pluspetrol to rehabilitate a contaminated area in the Amazonian region of Loreto, the Andean nation's environment minister said Monday. continue reading »

Peruvian Drug Enforcement Agents Allegedly Shipped Drugs to Mexican Police

Ten Peruvian Drug Enforcement Agency, or Dirandro, agents assigned to the international airport in Lima are being charged by prosecutors for allegedly shipping cocaine to Mexican police officers on the payroll of the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, the La Republica newspaper reported Sunday. continue reading »