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Where in the world ... ?updated: Mon May 07 2012 14:36:00

[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.

14 die in Peru rehab center fireupdated: Sat May 05 2012 20:34:00

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.

Takanakuy: The fighting festival of Peruupdated: Wed Mar 14 2012 12:18:00

The town of Santo Tomas is 12,000 feet above sea level, nestled cozily in the vertiginous Peruvian Andes.

Peru's health minister vows crackdown in wake of deadly rehab fireupdated: Mon Jan 30 2012 01:50:00

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."

26 die in Peru rehab fireupdated: Sat Jan 28 2012 16:56:00

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.

Peterhansel seals 10th Dakar victoryupdated: Sun Jan 15 2012 12:24:00

Stephane Peterhansel has clinched a remarkable 10th Dakar Rally victory after safely finishing Sunday's 29km special stage to the Peruvian capital Lima.

Man suspected in Virginia butt slashings arrested in Peruupdated: Sat Jan 14 2012 06:59:00

A man suspected in a series of buttock slashings in Fairfax, Virginia, has been captured in Peru, authorities said.

Van der Sloot pleads guilty to Peruvian woman's murderupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 15:07:00

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: 'I feel very bad'updated: Wed Jan 11 2012 15:07:00

Joran van der Sloot pleaded guilty Wednesday to all charges against him in the killing of Peruvian Stephany Flores.

Van der Sloot postpones pleaupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 22:36:00

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 returns to Peruupdated: Fri Jan 06 2012 10:10:00

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.

Booming Brazil lures immigrant workersupdated: Wed Dec 21 2011 12:25:00

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.

Booming Brazil attracts immigrantsupdated: Wed Dec 21 2011 12:25:00

Once a source of cheap labor, a booming Brazil is now attracting immigrant workers. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.

Paroled American activist stopped from leaving Peru, her lawyer saysupdated: Sat Dec 17 2011 22:47:00

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.

Paroled American activist allowed to travel home from Peruupdated: Fri Dec 16 2011 16:20:00

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.

Peru finds new solution to an old problemupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 01:17:00

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.

Moisture traps in Peruvian desertupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 01:17:00

Peruvians living in the desert find an ingenious way of producing water. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Peruvian murder trial for van der Sloot set for January updated: Fri Nov 25 2011 18:19:00

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.

Peruvian authorities reopen investigation into forced sterilizationsupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 12:06:00

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.

Women unknowingly sterilized?updated: Thu Nov 17 2011 12:06:00

Peruvian authorities investigate whether thousands of women were sterilized without their knowledge. Rafael Romo reports.

Intense earthquake rattles southwestern Peruupdated: Sat Oct 29 2011 03:24:00

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck southwestern Peru on Friday, leveling buildings and leaving some homeless.

Lawyer: Van der Sloot may admit simple homicide, fight graver chargesupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 07:43:00

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.

Van der Sloot charged with murderupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 18:27:00

Peruvian authorities have charged Joran van der Sloot with murder in the death of a Peruvian woman.

Joran Van der Sloot charged with murderupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 18:27:00

Peruvian authorities have charged Joran van der Sloot with murder in the case of Stephanie Flores. Jean Casarez reports.

7.0-magnitude earthquake strikes northern Peruupdated: Wed Aug 24 2011 16:53:00

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck northern Peru on Wednesday, authorities said.

Where in the world ... ?updated: Mon Aug 01 2011 15:34:00

[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.

Joran van der Sloot case headed to prosecutor's officeupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 11:04:00

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.

Van der Sloot scheduled to be in court Tuesdayupdated: Tue Jun 14 2011 17:14:00

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 Humala wins Peruvian presidential electionupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 19:01:00

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 say left-leaning Humala will win Peruvian electionupdated: Sun Jun 05 2011 22:03:00

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.

For Boehner, budget cuts tougher when it comes to Ohio jobsupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 11:18:00

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.

Five-way race as Peruvians head to the pollsupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 21:36:00

Peruvians will head to the polls Sunday in a tight race that centers on how to best manage Peru's robust economic growth.

Source: Van der Sloot lied about laptop use in killingupdated: Fri Mar 25 2011 23:35:00

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 traveling to Peru for clues in Natalee Holloway caseupdated: Thu Mar 10 2011 23:18:00

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.

Van der Sloot admits to Peru killing, seeks lesser chargeupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 05:58:00

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.

Big news in case of Holloway suspectupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 05:58:00

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 injured in platform collapse at Peruvian soccer matchupdated: Sat Feb 19 2011 13:09:00

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.

7 teens arrested in recorded beating of bullying victimupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 20:05:00

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.

University athletics official killed in Ohio bus crashupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 12:19:00

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.

Police kill man holding 33 hostages at Peruvian bankupdated: Sat Dec 04 2010 02:04:00

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.

U.S. citizen released from Peruvian prisonupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 22:00:00

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.

Peruvian court grants parole to imprisoned U.S. citizenupdated: Sat Nov 06 2010 00:28:00

A Peruvian court has granted parole to a U.S. citizen who has been imprisoned since 1995 for aiding leftist rebels.

Five value destinations for winter travelupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 15:28:00

Looking to get away this holiday season? Who better to find the deals than agents catering to notoriously cash-strapped students?

Mexican police arrest man hiding 18 monkeys under clothes at airportupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 09:34:00

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.

Man hides 18 monkeys under shirtupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 09:34:00

Mexican authorities searching a man with a bulge at his belly in the airport found 18 monkeys hidden beneath his shirt.

Father of slain Peruvian student hopes others learn from her deathupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 23:50:00

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.

Victim's dad: 'Wound will never heal'updated: Thu Jul 01 2010 23:50:00

The father of Stephany Flores, whom Joran van der Sloot is accused of killing, talks about the loss at her memorial.

'Sea monster' fossil found in Peru desertupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 13:47:00

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.

Van der Sloot's attorney files appealupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 20:22:00

In Session's Jean Casarez from the TruTV network reports that Joran van der Sloot's attorney is challenging the arrest.

Van der Sloot indicted on wire fraud, extortion chargesupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 20:22:00

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.

Judge rejects Van der Sloot's unlawful detention motionupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 09:19:00

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.

DNA found at Peru murder sceneupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 09:19:00

Authorities have confirmed they have found DNA under the fingernails of murder victim Stephany Flores.

Police: DNA found under victim's fingernailsupdated: Fri Jun 25 2010 09:44:00

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.

Family of slain woman hopes Van der Sloot's trial brings healingupdated: Thu Jun 17 2010 16:22:00

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.

Flores family: Pain will never go awayupdated: Thu Jun 17 2010 16:22:00

The family of Stephany Flores tells CNN's Larry King they hope justice is swift in the case against Joran van der Sloot. Joran van der Sloot Charged with Murder of Business Studentupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 16:09:00

A Peruvian judge orders the Dutch playboy to a penitentiary pending trial

Police: Van der Sloot said he knows location of Holloway's bodyupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 23:14:00

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.

Official: Van der Sloot says he knows location of Holloway's bodyupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 22:50:00

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.

'Van der Sloot' Google search stuns slain woman's brotherupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 19:20:00

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. Report: Joran Van der Sloot Confesses to Peru Murderupdated: Tue Jun 08 2010 13:28:00

The Dutchman, a suspect in Natalee Holloway's disappearance, tells police he killed Stephany Flores Joran van der Sloot Faces Peru's Policeupdated: Mon Jun 07 2010 09:48:00

A hotel security video also provides evidence in the murder investigation

Van der Sloot arrives at Lima police headquartersupdated: Sun Jun 06 2010 15:16:00

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 returns to Peru to face chargesupdated: Sat Jun 05 2010 13:10:00

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. Joran Van der Sloot Denies Any Involvement in Peru Murderupdated: Sat Jun 05 2010 11:08:00

The Dutch national's mom is also "shocked" by the latest allegations against her son, says a family lawyer

Suspect in Peru woman's slaying arrested in Chile, police sayupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 07:25:00

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. Murder Suspect Joran Van der Sloot Arrested in Chileupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 19:48:00

The Dutch national is the prime suspect in the murder of a 21-year-old Peruvian woman

Ex-Holloway suspect wanted in murderupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 13:59:00

The former suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway is now the prime suspect in the murder of a Peruvian woman.

American paroled in Peru could be expelled, official saysupdated: Thu May 27 2010 23:20:00

Lori Berenson, a U.S. citizen imprisoned in Peru since 1995 for helping leftist rebels, was released on parole Thursday afternoon.

Girl's remark to Michelle Obama causes stir in Peru, tooupdated: Wed May 26 2010 13:17:00

Daisy Cuevas suddenly became an international celebrity after touching on a hot topic during Michelle Obama's visit to her school last week.

Girl's immigration comment heard in Peruupdated: Wed May 26 2010 13:17:00

Daisy Cuevas made a comment to Michelle Obama. Now her family in Peru is feeling the attention and excitement.

Berenson wins release from Peru prisonupdated: Tue May 25 2010 21:06:00

Lori Berenson, a U.S. citizen jailed in Peru since 1995 for helping leftist rebels, has been granted conditional release, a judge announced.

O'Brien: Fatigue, guilt, gratitude on our long exit from Chileupdated: Sat Mar 06 2010 16:53:00

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.

Aftershocks cause panicupdated: Sat Mar 06 2010 16:53:00

Fear of a tsunami in Chile after a powerful aftershock hit Wednesday sent people running. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.

Science of earthquakes & timeupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 19:48:00

CNN's Mari Ramos and Brandon Miller talk with Michael Holmes and BackStory about how an earthquake can affect time.

Machu Picchu mudslidesupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 18:41:00

iReporter Robyn Symon reports on evacuation efforts from the town of Aguas Calientes.

Stranded tourists battle flooding, boredom in Machu Picchuupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 18:41:00

Clayton Fredrik is standing in the distant shadow of the Incan ruins in Machu Picchu, battling boredom and helping locals repair flood-damaged roads.

Arrests made in ring that sold human fat, Peru saysupdated: Sat Nov 21 2009 08:45:00

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 killed in Peru crashupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 13:01:00

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.

FSB: How Chef Nobu built his sushi empireupdated: Thu Mar 26 2009 09:58:00

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.

Slums offer surprising hope for tomorrow's urban worldupdated: Tue Jan 13 2009 12:04:00

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.

Pure joy in a humble landupdated: Mon Dec 08 2008 16:05:00

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.

Super spud steps forward to save planetupdated: Mon Apr 21 2008 04:38:00

It appears the global food crisis can be averted. The solution? The humble potato.

The potato solutionupdated: Mon Apr 21 2008 04:38:00

The United Nations has spotted a potential solution to end the global food crisis: the potato. CNN's Mallika Kapur reports.

Death squad members convicted in Peruupdated: Wed Apr 09 2008 10:07:00

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.

Police find that 'holy sand' was drugsupdated: Sat Jan 12 2008 07:58:00

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.

Airline asks, 'Is that a monkey in your ponytail?'updated: Wed Aug 08 2007 06:52:00

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.

Survivor: No warning before crashupdated: Wed Aug 24 2005 13:28:00

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.

Airline: Wind shear may have doomed Peru jetupdated: Wed Aug 24 2005 00:00:00

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.

Dozens die in Peruvian plane crashupdated: Tue Aug 23 2005 20:07:00

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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Fortune: THIRD WORLD LOANS THAT DON'T GO SOURupdated: Mon Nov 20 1989 00:01:00

Here's a lesson for Citicorp, Manufacturers Hanover, Chase Manhattan, and all the big lenders, including governments, that may well be worried about their $1.2 trillion in loans to the Third World....

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