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Peruvian Vice President Omar Chehade Resigns

Peruvian Vice President Omar Chehade Resigns

Peruvian Vice President Omar Chehade resigned Tuesday due to corruption charges. However, Chehade kept his congressional seat. The resignation came just ahead of a vote on recommending moving forward with impeachment proceedings against him. continue reading »

Long Before Movies, Peruvians Had Popcorn! Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Popcorn in Peru

Long Before Movies, Peruvians Had Popcorn! Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Popcorn in Peru

People living along the coast of Peru were eating popcorn 1,000 years earlier than previously reported and before ceramic pottery was used there, according to a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences co-authored by Dolores Piperno, continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER UPDATE: Virginia Butt Slasher Caught in Lima, Peru

LATINO BLOTTER UPDATE: Virginia Butt Slasher Caught in Lima, Peru

The man believed to be behind the Virginia butt slashing attacks last year has been arrested in Peru. According to Interpol Peru, Johnny D. Guillen was apprehended in Lima on Friday. continue reading »

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

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 »

Joran Van der Sloot Pleads Guilty to Murder of Peruvian Woman, Stephany Flores

Joran Van der Sloot Pleads Guilty to Murder of Peruvian Woman, Stephany Flores

Joran Van der Sloot, one of the world’s most hated suspected killers, has plead guilty to the murder of a 21-year-old girl. In 2010, a Peruvian woman named Stephany Flores was continue reading »

Lori Berenson returns to Peru After Spending Holiday with Family in US

Lori Berenson returns to Peru After Spending Holiday with Family in US

American Lori Berenson, on parole after serving most of a 20-year prison sentence for aiding leftist rebels in Peru, returned to the Andean nation from the United States after spending the holidays with her family. A crowd of reporters was waiting for Berenson and her young son when they disembarked Thursday at Lima's international airport, but she left the terminal without making any statements. continue reading »

Did Peru Make Valentine’s Day a Public Holiday?

Did Peru Make Valentine’s Day a Public Holiday?

Just as 2011 came to end, the government of Peru announced the public holidays for 2012, and one of them surprised many Peruvians. It was decided that February 13th and continue reading »

Community in Perú Ends the Year With a Fistfight Festival (VIDEO)

Community in Perú Ends the Year With a Fistfight Festival (VIDEO)

The community of Chumbivilcas, a province located Southeast of Cuzco, Peru maintains a very peculiar end of the year tradition. continue reading »

Peru Receives $13 Million to Fight Child Labor from U.S. Labor Dept.

Peru Receives $13 Million to Fight Child Labor from U.S. Labor Dept.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs has awarded a $13 million cooperative agreement to nongovernmental organization Desarrollo y Autogestión to combat exploitative child labor in Peru. continue reading »

American Held in Peru: Lori Berenson Arrives in U.S. to Spend Holidays With Family

American Held in Peru: Lori Berenson Arrives in U.S. to Spend Holidays With Family

American Lori Berenson, who has been held in Peru since being arrested in 1995, arrived in New Jersey Tuesday to spend the holidays with her family and introduce many of them to her two-year-old son. continue reading »

Peru to Allow Lori Berenson to Spend Holidays in the U.S.

Peru to Allow Lori Berenson to Spend Holidays in the U.S.

Lori Berenson, an American who is on parole after serving most of a 20-year prison sentence for aiding leftist rebels, was given permission Monday by the Peruvian immigration service to travel to the United States. continue reading »

UPDATE:  American Lori Berenson Forbidden to Leave Peru to Travel to U.S. for Christmas

UPDATE:  American Lori Berenson Forbidden to Leave Peru to Travel to U.S. for Christmas

A Peruvian court has given paroled American Lori Berenson permission to travel to the United States with her toddler son to spend the holidays with her family, her attorney and estranged husband said."She's traveling for family reasons to be with her parents" in New York, Anibal Apari, the Peruvian father of 2 1/2-year-old Salvador, told Efe Friday in a phone interview. continue reading »

Trade Pact with Peru Rejected by Mexico

Trade Pact with Peru Rejected by Mexico

The Mexican Senate's Trade and Industrial Development Committee has voted down a bilateral trade treaty with Peru. The panel rejected the trade accord by a vote of 7-5 with the argument that continue reading »

Yale Returns Machu Picchu Relics Excavated in 1911 Back to Perú

Yale Returns Machu Picchu Relics Excavated in 1911 Back to Perú

177 skeletons will arrive to a Machu Picchu Museum later on today, as part of the second shipment of relics that Yale University is returning to Peru. continue reading »

iTunes Store Opens in Latin America

iTunes Store Opens in Latin America

Yesterday, Latin American iTunes Store users could only download apps for their Apple devices; today, they can purchase music, movies, TV shows and more! At midnight this morning, the iTune continue reading »