[Updated 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 7] This photo was taken in the Peruvian capital of Lima, where it's common to see archaeological ruins amid the urban landscape.
Fourteen people were killed in a fire at a rehabilitation center on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, the state-run Andina news agency reported Saturday.
The town of Santo Tomas is 12,000 feet above sea level, nestled cozily in the vertiginous Peruvian Andes.
Peruvian Health Minister Alberto Tejada visited Sunday surviving victims of a fire at a rehabilitation center, promising to crack down on treatment facilities that operate "outside the law."
Twenty-six people were killed and 15 were rescued from a fire at a rehabilitation center in Lima, Peru, the state-run Andina news agency reported.
Stephane Peterhansel has clinched a remarkable 10th Dakar Rally victory after safely finishing Sunday's 29km special stage to the Peruvian capital Lima.
A man suspected in a series of buttock slashings in Fairfax, Virginia, has been captured in Peru, authorities said.
Joran van der Sloot pleaded guilty Wednesday to all the charges against him in the 2010 killing of a Peruvian woman.
Joran van der Sloot pleaded guilty Wednesday to all charges against him in the killing of Peruvian Stephany Flores.
Joran van der Sloot on Friday asked for more time to "reflect" on what plea he will make during his murder trial, shortly after his attorney indicating the 24-year-old Dutch man suddenly had changed his strategy in relation to the killing.
Lori Berenson, an American activist convicted of aiding Peruvian terrorists, returned to Peru after spending the holidays with her family in New York, family members said.
In the heart of Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city, the Little Peruvian Corner turns out spicy lomo saltado -- or jumping sirloin -- for a fast-growing immigrant population.
Once a source of cheap labor, a booming Brazil is now attracting immigrant workers. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.
Lori Berenson was prevented from leaving Peru although a court has given the American activist permission to travel to the United States for the holidays, her lawyer told CNN en Espanol on Saturday.
A Peruvian court has given American activist Lori Berenson permission to travel to the United States for the holidays, her mother and attorney said Friday.
In the unforgiving dry lands outside Lima a war against the desert is being waged with an unusual weapon. Where for years and years only parched land could be seen, patches of green have now appeared and roses are replacing some of the thorny desert plants.
Peruvians living in the desert find an ingenious way of producing water. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
Joran van der Sloot will stand trial beginning January 6 on robbery and murder charges related to a 21-year-old woman's death, a Peruvian court announced Friday.
For the last 15 years, Victoria Vigo has been trying to find the truth about her infertility. After her third child was born dead, the 49-year-old leadership skills instructor who lives in Lima, the Peruvian capital, was never able to conceive again.
Peruvian authorities investigate whether thousands of women were sterilized without their knowledge. Rafael Romo reports.
A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck southwestern Peru on Friday, leveling buildings and leaving some homeless.
Joran van der Sloot is willing to confess to a "simple homicide" charge in relation to the May 2010 death of a woman in Peru, but not to more serious charges that would carry longer prison terms, his lawyer said Monday.
Peruvian authorities have charged Joran van der Sloot with murder in the death of a Peruvian woman.
Peruvian authorities have charged Joran van der Sloot with murder in the case of Stephanie Flores. Jean Casarez reports.
A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck northern Peru on Wednesday, authorities said.
[Updated 3:30 p.m. ET Monday, August 1] Supporters of Ollanta Humala celebrate exit poll results at the Plaza Dos de Mayo, or May 2nd Square, in Lima, Peru, last month.
The case against Joran Van der Sloot, who is suspected of killing a woman in a Peruvian hotel, was headed to the prosecutor's office on Wednesday.
Joran van der Sloot is scheduled to appear in a courtroom in Peru Tuesday for a closed-door hearing about evidence in a case involving the killing of a Peruvian woman.
Left-leaning Ollanta Humala won the Peruvian presidential runoff Monday, ending a hard-fought campaign during which he promised to spread the benefits of Peru's economic boom to the poor.
Pollsters in Peru said Sunday that left-leaning Ollanta Humala looks poised to win the presidency, defeating rival Keiko Fujimori in a polarizing runoff election that pits the county's left and right against each other.
The battle-tested heavyweights of American wars -- 65-ton giant M1A2 Abrams tanks -- are brought to this corner of Ohio to be rebuilt, rewired and reassembled. They roll out of the huge joint Army and General Dynamics plant better than new.
Peruvians will head to the polls Sunday in a tight race that centers on how to best manage Peru's robust economic growth.
The laptop belonging to Joran Van der Sloot was turned off the night he is suspected of having killed a young Peruvian woman in Lima, suggesting he lied to investigators when he said he attacked her after she read an e-mail on his computer connecting him to missing American teenager, Natalee Holloway, a source said Friday.
FBI agents are traveling to Peru to study a laptop belonging to Joran Van der Sloot -- who was arrested twice in connection with the Natalee Holloway case, but was not charged -- according to a Lima court document.
The lawyer for Joran Van der Sloot, the Dutch national accused of killing a 21-year-old woman in Lima, Peru, last year, said Monday he has asked the court to charge his client with the lesser offense of manslaughter.
Attorney: Joran van der Sloot to plead guilty in killing of 21-year-old Peruvian girl to serve only 3-5 years.
More than 100 people were injured, 12 of them critically, when a metal platform at a soccer stadium collapsed during a youth tournament in Lima, Peru, the state-run news agency Andina reported.
A 13-year-old boy who was attacked while walking home from school earlier this month in a Philadelphia suburb said Tuesday that he had been bullied since the beginning of classes.
The director of athletic training at an Ohio university died Tuesday night when a bus carrying the wrestling team and others crashed, the school said Wednesday.
Two hostages were injured at a bank in Lima, Peru, before a police sniper killed a man who held 33 people there for seven hours, state media reported.
A U.S. citizen imprisoned in Peru for 15 years for aiding leftist rebels was released from prison Monday after a Peruvian court granted her parole her last week.
A Peruvian court has granted parole to a U.S. citizen who has been imprisoned since 1995 for aiding leftist rebels.
Looking to get away this holiday season? Who better to find the deals than agents catering to notoriously cash-strapped students?
Mexican authorities searching a man with a bulge under his shirt at the airport in the nation's capital found 18 monkeys hidden beneath his clothes, police said.
Mexican authorities searching a man with a bulge at his belly in the airport found 18 monkeys hidden beneath his shirt.
Hours after he spoke to a judge for the first time about his daughter's killing, Stephany Flores' father told family and friends at a memorial service that he hoped others would learn from her death.
The father of Stephany Flores, whom Joran van der Sloot is accused of killing, talks about the loss at her memorial.
Researchers scanning the Peruvian desert for whale fossils have stumbled upon the remains of a "sea monster" three times the size of a modern day killer whale.
In Session's Jean Casarez from the TruTV network reports that Joran van der Sloot's attorney is challenging the arrest.
A U.S. federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted Joran van der Sloot on charges of wire fraud and extortion in connection with a plot to sell information about the whereabouts of Natalee Holloway's remains in exchange for $250,000, officials said.
A superior court judge in Lima, Peru, upheld the confession and incarceration of Joran van der Sloot in connection with the killing of Stefany Flores, officials said.
Authorities have confirmed they have found DNA under the fingernails of murder victim Stephany Flores.
Police said Thursday that they found skin underneath the fingernails of Stephany Flores, whose body was found June 2 in the hotel room in Lima, Peru, of Joran van der Sloot.
The family of a Peruvian woman slain in Lima last month said it hopes the eventual trial of Joran Van der Sloot can ease its pain and that of another family thousands of miles away.
The family of Stephany Flores tells CNN's Larry King they hope justice is swift in the case against Joran van der Sloot.
A Peruvian judge orders the Dutch playboy to a penitentiary pending trial
Joran van der Sloot told investigators during an interrogation that he knows the location of Natalee Holloway's body, but he would neither identify the location nor say what happened to her the night of her disappearance, a Peruvian police official told said Thursday in Lima, Peru.
Joran van der Sloot told investigators during an interrogation that he knows the location of Natalee Holloway's body, but he would neither identify the location nor say what happened to her the night of her disappearance, a Peruvian police official told CNN Thursday in Lima.
It was unlike Stephany Flores Ramirez not to come home on time. An avid poker player, the Peruvian 21-year-old lived with her father and knew he was expecting her after a night at a Texas Hold 'em tournament on May 30 in Lima.
The Dutchman, a suspect in Natalee Holloway's disappearance, tells police he killed Stephany Flores
A hotel security video also provides evidence in the murder investigation
Murder suspect Joran van der Sloot arrived Saturday at the Lima police headquarters in Peru, where he is facing charges that he killed a Peruvian woman.
Murder suspect Joran van der Sloot arrived Friday in Peru to face charges that he killed a Peruvian woman as police in Lima said they had identified the weapon that killed 21-year-old Stephany Flores Ramirez.
The Dutch national's mom is also "shocked" by the latest allegations against her son, says a family lawyer
Joran van der Sloot, the suspect in a young woman's slaying this week in Peru and previously considered a suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba, was captured Thursday in Chile, authorities said.
The Dutch national is the prime suspect in the murder of a 21-year-old Peruvian woman
The former suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway is now the prime suspect in the murder of a Peruvian woman.
Lori Berenson, a U.S. citizen imprisoned in Peru since 1995 for helping leftist rebels, was released on parole Thursday afternoon.
Daisy Cuevas suddenly became an international celebrity after touching on a hot topic during Michelle Obama's visit to her school last week.
Daisy Cuevas made a comment to Michelle Obama. Now her family in Peru is feeling the attention and excitement.
Lori Berenson, a U.S. citizen jailed in Peru since 1995 for helping leftist rebels, has been granted conditional release, a judge announced.
There are days working for CNN when you feel like you are in the final scene of the film "Hotel Rwanda," hurtling toward an uncertain salvation from a disaster of epic proportions.
Fear of a tsunami in Chile after a powerful aftershock hit Wednesday sent people running. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.
CNN's Mari Ramos and Brandon Miller talk with Michael Holmes and BackStory about how an earthquake can affect time.
iReporter Robyn Symon reports on evacuation efforts from the town of Aguas Calientes.
Clayton Fredrik is standing in the distant shadow of the Incan ruins in Machu Picchu, battling boredom and helping locals repair flood-damaged roads.
Peruvian authorities say they have arrested four members of a gang that specialized in selling to European labs fat obtained from dead humans.
At least 20 people died in a fiery crash when a passenger bus ran into the back of a loaded fuel truck in central Peru, the state-run news agency said Tuesday.
As a young boy growing up in Japan, Nobu Matsuhisa dreamed of becoming a sushi chef in a restaurant where he could create his own menu. It took more than 30 years of experimentation, failure and incompatible business partners to reach his goal, as he worked his way from dishwasher in Tokyo to co-owner of a small sushi establishment in Lima, Peru.
Shamita Naidoo said she often wonders whether anyone really ever sees her. She also wonders the same thing about the hundreds of people living around her, in tiny tin shacks perched underneath gum trees on a nearby hill.
I've enjoyed many European holiday traditions such as Santa Lucia Day in Scandinavia and St. Nicholas Day in the Netherlands and Belgium. But one of the most memorable wasn't European at all.
It appears the global food crisis can be averted. The solution? The humble potato.
The United Nations has spotted a potential solution to end the global food crisis: the potato. CNN's Mallika Kapur reports.
The former director of national intelligence in Peru was sentenced to 35 years in prison Tuesday for his role in the deaths of nine college students and a professor in 1992.
A man dressed as a priest caught at Amsterdam's airport with three kilos of cocaine under his vestments claimed to police that his packages contained "holy sand", Dutch police said.
Passengers aboard Spirit Airlines Flight 180 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to New York's LaGuardia International Airport had an unexpected travel companion Tuesday: a small monkey.
The short flight from Lima to the small Amazonian town of Pucallpa was uneventful, and when a powerful wind gust hit the aircraft, Jose Vivas said he thought it was just a normal part of landing.
Authorities believe a plane crash in Peru that killed at least 31 passengers was possibly caused by a sudden change in wind speed or direction, a phenomenon known as wind shear, according to the airline.
A Peruvian passenger plane carrying 100 people crashed in a jungle Tuesday a few miles short of its planned destination at Pucallpa's airport, and Peruvian officials said 37 to 40 bodies had been recovered.
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