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

‘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 »

Peruvian President Says Earthquake Caused “No Irreparable Losses”

Peruvian President Says Earthquake Caused “No Irreparable Losses”

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala visited Tuesday the southern city of Ica and said that "there are no irreparable losses" from the magnitude-6.2 earthquake that struck the area the day before. continue reading »

119 Injured in Peru from 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake

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

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 »

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 »