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Death Toll of Peruvian Bus Accident Climbs to 35

Death Toll of Peruvian Bus Accident Climbs to 35

The Peruvian Attorney General's Office confirmed Thursday that the death toll when a bus plunged into a river in the central jungle has risen to 35. continue reading »

Bus Plunges Into River Killing 30, 9 Still Missing in Peru

Bus Plunges Into River Killing 30, 9 Still Missing in Peru

At least 30 people died and nine are missing after a bus plunged into a river in Peru's central jungle province of Chanchamayo, local police said Wednesday. continue reading »

Lost Seabirds Get Help in Peru

Lost Seabirds Get Help in Peru

A number of seabirds reportedly find their way to the shores of Lima, Peru each year, but veterinarians and zoologists are worried these birds may have trouble getting back home. continue reading »

U.S., Peru Agree to Promote Growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

U.S., Peru Agree to Promote Growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

The week, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson and Foreign Minister Eda Rivas signed the U.S.-Peru Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Promoting Growth of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). continue reading »

Aerobics Routine by Peruvian Inmates Sets Guinness World Record

Aerobics Routine by Peruvian Inmates Sets Guinness World Record

Around 1,180 inmates at Lurigancho prison, Peru's largest, danced and exercised non-stop for three hours to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest group of people taking part in a "full body" aerobics workout routine. continue reading »

Peruvian Drug War Gets Assistance From U.S.

Peruvian Drug War Gets Assistance From U.S.

Peru's war on drugs will improve in quality and quantity thanks to the support of the United States, the Andean nation's leader, Ollanta Humala, said here Tuesday after a White House meeting with President Barack Obama. continue reading »

Shining Path Guerrilla Leader Sentenced to Life in Prison in Peru

Shining Path Guerrilla Leader Sentenced to Life in Prison in Peru

A court sentenced the last of Peru's original Shining Path guerrilla leaders, Florindo Flores Hala, known as "Comrade Artemio," to life in prison. continue reading »

No Pardon For Former Peru President Fujimoi Says Current President Humala

No Pardon For Former Peru President Fujimoi Says Current President Humala

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala denied Friday a humanitarian pardon for former head of state Alberto Fujimori on the recommendation of the panel that reviews such requests, the justice minister told a press conference. continue reading »

Justin Bieber to Tour in Latin America - Venezuela, Peru Not on List

Justin Bieber to Tour in Latin America - Venezuela, Peru Not on List

The dates and locations for Justin Bieber's upcoming "Believe" tour in Latin America were released this week, but it seems one country in particular was left off. According to the dates, the Biebs will not be making a stop in Venezuela, Peru, and Urugua continue reading »

Is This UFO Over Peru a Sign of Aliens? (VIDEO)

Is This UFO Over Peru a Sign of Aliens? (VIDEO)

A number of people near Lima, Peru have reported seeing an odd shape in the sky in recent weeks, prompting many to wonder if the UFO is a sign of alien visitors. continue reading »

Explorers Seeking Spanish Ships Sunk by Pirates in 1615 Near Peru

Explorers Seeking Spanish Ships Sunk by Pirates in 1615 Near Peru

A group of researchers headed by maritime historian Jorge Ortiz Sotelo is continuing the search for two Spanish vessels that went missing along the coast south of Lima in 1615. continue reading »

REPORT:  Check Out Which Latin American Countries Least “Gay Friendly”

REPORT:  Check Out Which Latin American Countries Least “Gay Friendly”

Spartacus International Gay Travel Index has come out with its listing of least ‘gay-friendly’ countries to travel to and several Latin American countries are at the top of that list. continue reading »

Accused Murderer Joran van der Sloot to Wed in Peru Prison

Accused Murderer Joran van der Sloot to Wed in Peru Prison

Peruvian media is reporting that accused murdered Joran van der Sloot is engaged and is set to have a prison wedding to Leydi Figueroa Uceda. continue reading »

Animapocalypse Continues: Dead Dolphins, Sea Lions Found on Peru Beaches

Animapocalypse Continues: Dead Dolphins, Sea Lions Found on Peru Beaches

The "animapocalypse" continues, as a number of dead dolphins and sea lions have been found dead on the beaches of northern Peru. According to local reports, continue reading »

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

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 »