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7.1-magnitude quake rattles Peru/Brazil border

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1-magnitude struck eastern Peru, close to its borders with Brazil and Bolivia, early Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 10:41 a.m.

Australia eliminated, Peru leaves World Cup on high note

Already-eliminated Peru ended Australia’s hopes of advancing to the knockout round at the World Cup with a 2-0 victory. The Australians had to beat Peru and hope Denmark lost to …

UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 11:25 a.m.

Kylian Mbappe sends France into 2nd round with 1-0 win over Peru

Kylian Mbappe’s first World Cup goal put France into the round of 16. The teenage forward tapped in a ball headed toward goal in the 34th minute to give France …

UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 2:06 p.m.

Kasper Schmeichel, Yussuf Poulsen lift Denmark over Peru 1-0 at World Cup

Kasper Schmeichel’s slew of saves made Yussuf Poulsen’s opportunistic second-half goal stand up in a 1-0 victory over Peru on Saturday at the World Cup.

UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

Tourists flocking to Peru’s newfound ‘Rainbow Mountain’

The popularity of Rainbow Mountain, which attracts up to 1,000 tourists each day, has provided a much-needed economic jolt to this remote region populated by struggling alpaca herders. Environmentalists, however, …

UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

Pence to press hard line on Venezuela, promote U.S. trade

Filling in for his boss, Vice President Mike Pence intends to promote the U.S. as a steady trading partner and press Latin American partners to further isolate Venezuela during his …

UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Peru takes ex-president’s passport amid corruption probe

A Peruvian judge on Saturday barred recently resigned President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski from leaving the South American nation for 18 months while he is investigated for possible money laundering.

UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 1:32 p.m.

Peru’s new president vows to tackle endemic corruption

Peru’s new President Martin Vizcarra promised to fight corruption head on as he took power Friday and vowed to heal the bitter wounds left by a vote-buying scandal that abruptly …

UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

Peru’s president offers resignation amid political turmoil

Embattled President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski offered his resignation Wednesday ahead of an impeachment vote, seeking to put an end to a fast-moving political drama playing out just three weeks before …

UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 11:23 a.m.

Peru’s congress approves impeachment trial against president

Peru’s congress has voted by a wide margin to reopen impeachment proceedings against President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, thrusting the Andean nation into renewed political turmoil as it prepares to host …

UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

Eleven nations sign Pacific trade pact as U.S. plans tariffs

Trade ministers from 11 Pacific Rim countries signed a sweeping free trade agreement Thursday to streamline trade and slash tariffs on the same day that President Donald Trump was expected …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 2:41 p.m.

At least 44 dead as bus veers off cliff in Peru

A double-deck bus ran off the Panamerican Highway and tumbled about 650 feet down a cliff in southern Peru on Wednesday, and police said at least 44 people died.

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 2:41 p.m.

Droves fill pope’s final Mass in restive Latin America trip

More than 1 million people turned out Sunday for Pope Francis’ final Mass in Peru, giving him a warm and heartfelt farewell that contrasted sharply with the outcry he caused …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 10:53 a.m.

Pope consoles Peruvians reeling from floods, violence

Pope Francis consoled Peruvians who lost their homes and livelihoods in devastating floods last year, telling them Saturday they can overcome all of life’s “storms” by coming together as a …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 3:32 p.m.

Pope to indigenous: Amazon is ‘heart of the church’

Pope Francis traveled deep into the Amazon rainforest Friday demanding an end to the relentless exploitation of its timber, gas and gold and recognition of its indigenous peoples as the …

Christ statue in Peru damaged by fire days before pope visit

A giant Christ statue in Peru’s capital that was donated by a construction company at the center of Latin America’s largest corruption scandal was damaged Saturday in a fire, days …

Peruvian acquitted in U.S. in soccer bribery scandal trial

A former Peruvian soccer official was acquitted of U.S. charges that he accepted bribes from sports-marketing companies for media rights to professional tournaments.

Peru’s president grants medical pardon for jailed Fujimori

Peru’s president announced Sunday night that he granted a medical pardon to jailed former strongman Alberto Fujimori, who was serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses, corruption and the …

Peru president avoids impeachment, now faces criminal probe

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s troubles are far from over despite having dodged impeachment over ties to the Brazilian construction giant implicated in Latin America’s biggest corruption scandal.

Peru’s president makes forceful plea against impeachment

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski made a forceful plea to lawmakers Thursday, insisting he had no involvement in payments by Brazilian construction company Odebrecht to his private consulting firm and …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 10:56 a.m.

Peru launches impeachment process against president

Lawmakers in Peru have initiated impeachment proceedings against President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski over previously undisclosed payments a decade ago from a Brazilian company at the heart of Latin America’s biggest …

No-confidence vote in Peru forces Cabinet resignations

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s entire Cabinet has been forced to resign following a no-confidence vote Friday by the opposition-led congress, throwing the country into political turmoil.

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 11:40 p.m.

Linda Lanker had time of her life coaching U.S. Women’s Track and Field team at Pan American Games

Linda Lanker has had a 48-year nonstop association with track and field. Nothing tops her recent experience, though, as the women’s head coach for the U20 Pan American team that …

UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 8:08 p.m.

Peru judge orders ex-president jailed in corruption case

A judge ordered the arrest of former President Ollanta Humala and his wife Thursday night as they face money laundering and conspiracy accusations tied to a construction scandal involving Brazilian …

UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 7:54 a.m.

Dayton lost its asparagus business to the ‘War on Drugs’ but residents persevered

For decades, the asparagus cannery defined life in Dayton. Each summer an influx of about 1,000 migrant workers would join the town’s other 2,000 permanent residents. Hundreds more workers would …

6.0 earthquake strikes northern Peru, felt throughout region

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake has struck an Amazonian region of northern Peru. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, though the quake could be felt strongly as far …

First on the Martian menu: spuds

If human beings finally reach Mars, they may find themselves depending on the humble, if hardy potato. Scientists in Peru have used a simulator that mimics the harsh conditions on …

UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 9:21 p.m.

Death toll rises to 72 in Peru rains, flooding, mudslides

The intense rains, overflowing rivers, mudslides and flooding being experienced in the country are the worst seen in two decades, Peruvian authorities said Saturday, affecting more than half the nation …

Obama, Putin discuss Syria and Ukraine at summit in Peru

President Barack Obama spoke briefly with Russian President Vladimir Putin about Syria and Ukraine on Sunday as an economic summit got under way in Peru, in their first known conversation …

Hiking to Machu Picchu past sacred Inca peaks in the Andes

Our hiking group had reached the highest point of our trek through the Andes to Machu Picchu. Now our guide was leading us in a Quechua ritual. We took turns …