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Bolivia Returns Stolen 700-Year-Old Mummy to Peru

Two years ago, Bolivian police found the 700-year-old mummy belonging to Peru. Recently, that mummy was returned to Peru. Bolivian police say the mummy, which was that of a to continue reading »

4 Peruvian Journalists Die When Car Plunges into Tarma River

Four journalists on the way to cover a story in central Peru died Monday when the car they were traveling in plunged into the Tarma River. continue reading »

Bus-Truck Accident in Chile Leave 6 Dead

Six people - five adults and a minor - were killed when a Peruvian bus collided with a truck Monday on a highway in northern Chile, police said. continue reading »

Peruvian Ambassador Resigns After Meeting With Shining Path Supporters

Peruvian Ambassador to Argentina Nicolas Lynch submitted his resignation to President Ollanta Humala, who accepted it on Sunday, in the wake of his meeting with supporters of the Shining Path guerrilla group in Buenos Aires. continue reading »

Peruvian Prison Fight Leaves 2 Dead

Two inmates were killed and three other people wounded in a fight at Yanamayo prison in the southeastern region of Puno, the head of Peru's INPE penitentiary service said Friday. continue reading »

Peruvian Government Creates New Protected Areas in Amazon Near Ecuador, Colombia

Peru's government has created three new protected areas in the vast northern Amazon region of Loreto, Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal said. continue reading »

Mudslide in Northern Peru Kills 11, 10 Still Missing

Peruvian authorities recovered 11 bodies after a mudslide swept through a village in the northern Peruvian jungle region of San Martin, while 10 others remain missing. continue reading »

Camisea Reveals Nearly $100M Royalties Paid to Peru Last Month

The Camisea consortium, which is producing natural gas from Peru's largest fields, said it paid $95.7 million in royalties to the government last month. continue reading »

Spanish Citizen Jailed for Drug Trafficking Dies in Peru Prison

A Spanish citizen serving a sentence for drug trafficking died in a women's prison in Lima, Peru's Inpe penitentiary service said. continue reading »

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Travels to Peru on Diplomatic Visit

Secretary Clinton will travel to Lima, Peru, on October 15 and 16. In Peru, she will meet with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala to discuss bilateral and regional cooperation. continue reading »

Amazon Indians Win Case Against Illegal Mining, Logging in Peru

A small community of Indians from the Peruvian Amazon has won a court case with potentially far-reaching implications for indigenous land rights in the country. continue reading »

After Appearing on Peruvian Reality Show, Woman Murdered by Ex-Boyfriend

The parents of Ruth Thalia Sayas say they last saw or heard from their daughter after she appeared on Peru’s Valor de la Verdad (The Value of Truth), a reality show on which contestants answer often embarras continue reading »

Peru to Spend $30 Million to Fight Generational Poverty

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a $30 million loan to the government of Peru to support social sector reform. continue reading »

Mexico’s President-Elect Peña Neito Meets with Peru President Humala

Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto met over the weekend in Lima with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala to discuss the state of bilateral relations. continue reading »

Juanes Explores Inca Fortress Before Concert in Peru

Colombian singer Juanes visited the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman on the outskirts of Cuzco hours before giving a concert in Lima, Peru. continue reading »

Peruvian President Vows to Investigate Case of Child Killed During Military Operation

The death of an 8-year-old girl during a military operation against guerrillas in southern Peru "has to be investigated," President Ollanta Humala said Friday, denying that his administration tried to cover up the incident. continue reading »

Pick-up Truck Plunges Into Ravine Killing 7, Injuring 18 in Peru

At least seven people died and another 18 were injured early Saturday when the pick-up truck in which they were riding plunged down a ravine in the southern Peruvian region of Ayacucho, local media said. continue reading »

Nearly a Third of Peruvians Rely on Firewood Due to Lack of Electricity

Some 3 million people in Peru's rural areas still lack electricity and nearly a third of the population is using firewood as cooking fuel, the Energy, Development and Life, or EnDev, project, said. continue reading »

Peru Volunteers Set Up Facebook Pages to Get Stray Animals Off the Streets, Into Homes

With few or no formal animal shelters in Peru, it is no wonder a number of dogs and cats re constantly strutting down the streets of some Peruvian towns. continue reading »

Artifacts from the Tomb of 13th Century Priestess Exhibited in Peru

The Chornancap priestess, the woman of the greatest hierarchy yet discovered in the Lambayeque culture, has the vestiges of her ancient power on show in Lima at an exhibition of grave goods found surrounding her remains near the northern Peruvian coastal city of Chiclayo. continue reading »