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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Difficult but rewarding work: Planting trees to aid climate

Destruction of the forests can be swift. Regrowth is much, much slower. But around the world, people are putting shovels to ground to help it happen.

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 29, 2019

Restoring forests one tree at a time to help repair climate

Destruction of the forests can be swift. Regrowth is much, much slower. But around the world, people are putting shovels to ground to help it happen. In a corner of …

UPDATED: Sat., June 1, 2019

To restore internet access after a massive earthquake, Peru turned to balloons

One of the biggest challenges in the wake of any disaster is restoring communication networks.

High fashion: North Macedonia uncovers drug-laced clothes

Authorities in North Macedonia have charged three people with smuggling a suitcase packed with cocaine-laced clothes into the country from Peru.

Spokane Fire Department gifts gear, firetrucks to Peruvian volunteer firefighters

Two Peruvian firefighters visited the Spokane Fire Department training center Thursday where the all volunteer force was gifted with at least one retired firetruck and a range of clothes, gear …

UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019

As police wait to arrest him, ex-Peru president kills self

Alan Garcia, a former Peruvian president whose first term in the 1980s was marred by financial chaos and rebel violence, and who was recently targeted in Latin America’s biggest corruption …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …