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American climbers killed in Peru likely fell 1,000 feetupdated: Mon Jul 30 2012 20:01:00

A large, hanging and then collapsing chunk of ice is likely the reason why two American climbers died in Peru, an investigator said Monday.

2 American climbers found dead in Peruvian mountainsupdated: Sun Jul 29 2012 10:41:00

The bodies of two American climbers were discovered Saturday afternoon in the mountains of Peru, ending a days-long search for the men, friends and family said.

Conflicto mineroupdated: Wed Jul 04 2012 09:13:00

En Perú, el líder de Cajamarca, Gregorio Santos, quiere que el presidente Ollanta Humala se aleje del poder.

3 killed as protesters, police clash in Peruupdated: Wed Jul 04 2012 09:13:00

Anti-mining protesters stormed a government building in northern Peru on Tuesday, leaving three people dead and more than 20 wounded, the Interior Ministry reported.

Peruvian police: 14 dead in helicopter crashupdated: Wed Jun 13 2012 12:03:00

Rescue teams in Peru were working to recover the bodies of 14 people who died when a helicopter crashed last week in a remote, mountainous area, police said Sunday.

Crews search for missing helicopter in Peruupdated: Thu Jun 07 2012 20:32:00

After nearly a day of searching, rescuers in Peru had not spotted a helicopter that went missing in a region that boasts some of the country's most popular tourist destinations, state media reported Thursday evening.

Best affordable beach resortsupdated: Fri Jun 01 2012 14:48:00

Escapism looks a little different for everyone, but we can all agree that a reasonable price tag spells relaxation almost as much as a hammock and a cold one. So we've rounded up our favorite affordable beach resorts worldwide, each checking in between $50 and $250 per night.

Peru declares emergency after mine protest violenceupdated: Tue May 29 2012 06:03:00

The government of Peru declared a 30-day state of emergency in the southern Andean province of Espinar after violent anti-mining protests left two civilians dead and at least 76 police officers injured since Sunday.

Official: 'Natural causes' behind dolphin deaths in Peruupdated: Wed May 23 2012 11:21:00

Hundreds of dolphins that washed up on Peruvian shores died of natural causes, a government official said in a radio interview Tuesday.

Warm waters blamed for at least 5,000 pelican deaths on Peru's coastupdated: Fri May 11 2012 20:31:00

Warm waters off Peru are to blame in the deaths of more than 5,000 marine birds on the coast, government authorities say.

Peru's defense and interior ministers resignupdated: Thu May 10 2012 17:54:00

Two top Peruvian officials resigned Thursday amid a growing public outcry over clashes between government forces and Shining Path rebels.

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.

Mystery pelican deaths prompt beach warning in Peruupdated: Mon May 07 2012 00:43:00

Peru's health ministry is asking people to avoid beaches in Lima and north of the capital until officials can determine what caused the deaths of hundreds of dolphins and pelicans.

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.

Peru investigates mystery pelican deathsupdated: Mon Apr 30 2012 10:29:00

Authorities in Peru are investigating the death of over 538 pelicans, along with other birds, on the northern coast of the country, the Peruvian ministry of production said Sunday.

Mystery surrounds deaths of 877 dolphins washed ashore in Peruupdated: Sun Apr 22 2012 18:54:00

Environmental authorities are investigating the deaths of more than 800 dolphins that have washed up on the northern coast of Peru this year.

Report: Hostages held by Shining Path freed after clashes in Peruupdated: Sat Apr 14 2012 18:40:00

After battling government forces, a Maoist guerrilla group in Peru has released 36 hostages it captured earlier this week, state media reported Saturday.

Peru deploys 1,500 forces in search for kidnapped workersupdated: Fri Apr 13 2012 06:58:00

Peruvian authorities have deployed 1,500 troops and police to search for dozens of gas workers taken hostage by rebels in southern Peru this week.

Peru: Nine miners rescued after six days undergroundupdated: Wed Apr 11 2012 09:21:00

Nine Peruvian miners emerged into the daylight Wednesday morning after six days trapped in a collapsed mine.

Peruvian miners rescuedupdated: Wed Apr 11 2012 09:21:00

Rescued miners walk out, greeted by family members and Peruvian President Ollanta Humalla.

State media: Peru's president to supervise mine rescueupdated: Wed Apr 11 2012 01:53:00

Peru's president arrived Tuesday night at a mine in southern Peru, where he was expected to lead an operation to reach nine trapped miners.

Fresh cave-in complicates effort to rescue trapped miners in Peruupdated: Mon Apr 09 2012 05:26:00

A cave-in complicated work in southern Peru to rescue nine miners who have been trapped below ground for days, state media reported Sunday.

Peruvian miners call off protest after 3 die in clashes with policeupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 16:26:00

Wildcat miners in southeast Peru called off a week-old protest Thursday, a day after three people were killed in clashes with police.

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

In Santo Tomas, Peru, Takanakuy is an event that gives people the chance to solve differences through fighting, as VICE reports.

Peru quake injury numbers riseupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 05:52:00

The number of people confirmed injured in an earthquake in Peru rose to 145, civil defense officials in the South American nation said Tuesday.

More than 100 injured after earthquake hits coastal Peruupdated: Mon Jan 30 2012 07:55:00

More than 100 people were injured when a strong earthquake shook coastal Peru early Monday, civil defense officials said.

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.

Van der Sloot sues Chile over his extradition to Peru for murder trialupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 05:34:00

The Dutch man suspected in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway has sued the Chilean government for more than $13 million, alleging his human rights were violated when Chile extradited him last year to Peru to face charges in the death of a Peruvian woman.

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.

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.

3 children die in Peru food contamination incidentupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 12:36:00

Peruvian officials were investigating how three children died and more than 70 other people were sickened after eating government-provided meals contaminated with pesticide, the state-run Agencia Andina reported.

Peru's president signs consultation lawupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 07:08:00

Peru's new president signed a law Tuesday that will require energy and mining companies to consult local communities about projects on their lands.

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.

Peru shock Colombia to reach last fourupdated: Sat Jul 16 2011 18:37:00

Peru will face either Argentina or Uruguay in the Copa America semifinals after claiming a shock 2-0 last eight victory over Colombia on Saturday. Jonathan Wilson: Copa America quarterfinal previewsupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 11:57:00

A look at how the Copa America quarterfinals match up: Tim Vickery: From Argentina to Venezuela, questions abound going into Copa Americaupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 09:28:00

The world's oldest continental tournament, the Copa America has ensured its continued relevance by finding a perfect slot in the global calendar.

'Two extremes' battle in Peruvian runoffupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 19:30:00

He's a former army officer who was linked to a 2000 military uprising and accused of being an extreme leftist. She's the daughter of a former president who's serving a 25-year sentence for human rights violations. About the only thing they have in common is that they both want to be the next president of Peru.

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.

British police make arrest linked to Peru abusesupdated: Thu Mar 17 2011 09:07:00

In a bucolic, picturesque town in southwest England, British police say they arrested a man linked to crimes against humanity and torture in Peru during the 1980s and '90s.

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.

Group releases photos of uncontacted tribe to raise awarenessupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 16:59:00

In an effort to ramp up pressure for Peru to crack down on illegal loggers in its region of the Amazon, an indigenous rights organization has released what it says are photos of an uncontacted tribe in Brazil that is threatened by the logging across the border.

17 dead after passenger bus plunges into ravine in Peruupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 08:53:00

At least 17 people were killed after a bus carrying more than 50 passengers plummeted into a ravine and plunged into a river in Peru, state media reported.

Peru's president: Yale agrees to return Incan artifactsupdated: Sat Nov 20 2010 17:11:00

Peru and Yale University have reached an agreement that will return a massive collection of pre-Columbian Inca artifacts to the South American country -- a settlement that could end a lengthy dispute over relics excavated nearly a century ago.

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.

'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.

Alleged Russian agent was dramatic TV reporter in Peruupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 10:34:00

One of the 11 people arrested Monday and Tuesday and accused of being secret agents for Russia is no stranger to controversy.

Coca cultivation falls in Colombia, rises in Peruupdated: Tue Jun 22 2010 21:59:00

If current trends continue, Peru is poised to overtake Colombia as the world's top producer of coca, the plant used in the production of cocaine, according to a United Nations report released Tuesday.

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.

6.4-magnitude quake rattles Peruupdated: Wed May 05 2010 23:41:00

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck near the city of Tacna in the southern border of Peru on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said.

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.

Human rights cases in Ecuador, Peru investigatedupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 23:34:00

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said Tuesday it had filed two applications with a regional human rights court to move forward on two South American cases.

Plane crashes near Peru geoglyphsupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 13:38:00

Seven people, mostly tourists, were killed Thursday when a small plane crashed in southern Peru near the famous Nazca Lines, the official Andina news agency reported, citing Nazca police.

Peru evacuates last stranded touristsupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 21:57:00

Authorities in Peru have rescued the last of hundreds of travelers who had been stranded by flooding in a town near one of South America's most popular tourist destinations, a government official said Friday.

Tourists stranded in Peruupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 21:57:00

Heavy rains and mudslides block the route to Machu Picchu, stranding around 2,000 tourists.

Continued foul weather slows evacuation of stranded tourists in Peruupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 14:28:00

Judith Boutelle plopped herself down on Wednesday and prayed for a helicopter -- the only way out of town.

At least 40 dead in Peru bus crashupdated: Thu Dec 24 2009 18:58:00

At least 40 people died and 20 were injured early Thursday morning when a bus plunged into a ravine in a mountainous region near Cuzco, Peru, authorities said.

Peru will give Chile details of spy claimsupdated: Mon Nov 16 2009 20:49:00

Peru will turn over to Chilean authorities all evidence into allegations that a Peruvian air force officer was spying for the neighboring country, Peruvian President Alan Garcia said Monday.

Peru's president exits summit after report of spy charges against officerupdated: Sat Nov 14 2009 22:05:00

Peruvian President Alan Garcia left Singapore on the eve of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit after reports surfaced that an air force officer was accused of spying for the Chilean government, Peru's foreign minister said Saturday.

Two die in Peru as rebels shoot down helicopterupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 10:01:00

Maoist guerrillas in Peru shot down a Peruvian air force helicopter, killing two airmen and wounding a third, the nation's defense minister has said.

Bus crash kills at least 22 in Peruupdated: Mon Aug 24 2009 12:34:00

At least 22 people died and another 31 were injured in eastern Peru when a bus plunged off a mountain road, news reports said Monday.

Peru has high maternal mortality rate, rights group saysupdated: Thu Jul 09 2009 18:28:00

Pregnant women in Peru are dying at scandalous rates, according to the author of an Amnesty International report into maternal mortality in the South American country.

Peru's pregnant women dying at 'scandalous' ratesupdated: Thu Jul 09 2009 12:35:00

Pregnant women in Peru are dying at scandalous rates, according to the author of an Amnesty International report into maternal mortality in the South American country.

Coca cultivation down in Colombia, up in Peru, Boliviaupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 15:38:00

Coca cultivation and cocaine production have decreased in Colombia but increased in Bolivia and Peru, the United Nations reported.

Controversial Peruvian land law suspendedupdated: Thu Jun 18 2009 22:49:00

Peru's Congress voted Wednesday to suspend indefinitely a controversial law that has created tension between President Alan Garcia's government and indigenous communities in the Amazon, the state-run Andina news agency reported.

Clashes in Peru leave more than 30 deadupdated: Tue Jun 09 2009 11:15:00

A nervous calm settled over northwest Peru on Monday night, three days after clashes between indigenous citizens and national police left more than 30 dead and 50 wounded.

Shining Path rebels stage comeback in Peruupdated: Tue Apr 21 2009 12:24:00

A brutal Maoist guerrilla group that terrorized Peru during the 1980s but pretty much disappeared when top leaders were captured in the 1990s is making a resurgence.

At least 18 missing after Peru mudslideupdated: Fri Apr 17 2009 12:07:00

Twelve villagers have been rescued from a mudslide in the mountains of northwestern Peru, but at least another 18 remained missing, Peru's state-run news agency reported Friday. Tim Vickery: Is Peru emerging from shadows? Or is it all a mirage?updated: Tue Apr 14 2009 13:18:00

I'm off to Lima this week on a mission: to try to understand how the current contradiction in Peruvian soccer can be explained.

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.

Nine killed, 55 hurt in Peru bridge collapseupdated: Mon Apr 13 2009 23:39:00

Seven children and two teachers were killed Monday when a bridge collapsed in southern Peru, according to a health department official.

Earthquake shakes northern Peruupdated: Thu Mar 26 2009 14:27:00

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 struck near the coast of northern Peru on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Mudslide kills 10 at Peruvian gold mineupdated: Tue Mar 03 2009 23:49:00

Ten people died and an additional 16 were missing Tuesday, a day after a mudslide rolled through a mining camp in Peru's southern department of Puno.

Peru's doctors go on strike over pay, benefitsupdated: Tue Feb 24 2009 10:45:00

Doctors in Peru started a 48-hour strike Tuesday over pay and other benefits they say the government agreed to last year but has not delivered.

Quake rattles Peru's northern coastupdated: Sun Feb 15 2009 11:17:00

A strong earthquake struck near the coast of northern Peru early Sunday, but there were no reports of damage or injuries, an analyst with the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Quake strikes northern Peru coastupdated: Mon Feb 09 2009 10:59:00

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit near the coast of northern Peru on Monday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Peru mayor urges legalizing drugs, report saysupdated: Fri Feb 06 2009 13:36:00

A mayor in Peru has suggested that the federal government legalize illicit drugs and administer them through the national health ministry, a newspaper reported Friday.

Chile busts trade in exotic animals from Peruupdated: Wed Jan 14 2009 00:23:00

Chilean inspectors stumbled upon hundreds of exotic animals from Peru destined for illegal trade while conducting what they thought was going to be a routine inspection of a fishing boat, the government said Tuesday.

Peru bus crash kills 32updated: Sat Jan 10 2009 17:15:00

Thirty-two people were killed and 25 others injured when a bus skidded off a rain-slicked mountain road and tumbled into a ravine in northern Peru early Saturday, a transit police spokesman told CNN.

Five die in Peru disco stampedeupdated: Fri Dec 26 2008 10:16:00

Police in Peru were searching Friday for the person who threw a tear gas canister into an unlicensed discotheque early Christmas Day, causing a stampede that killed five people, Peruvian news reports said.

Chileans angry over Peru general's 'body bag' remarkupdated: Mon Dec 01 2008 13:56:00

Tensions between Chile and Peru remained high Monday after last week's revelation that Peru's top army general said at a party that Chileans in Peru would be sent back in coffins or body bags.

Peru leader rejects top general's remarks on Chileupdated: Wed Nov 26 2008 15:31:00

Peruvian President Alan Garcia had to call his counterpart in Chile this week to explain comments by Peru's top army general that Chileans in Peru would be sent back in coffins or body bags. Think Bush Has It Bad? Look at Peru's Presidentupdated: Tue Oct 14 2008 12:00:00

The country is in the middle of an economic boom so why is everyone so down on Alan Garcia?

Magnitude 6 quake rattles Peruupdated: Tue Jul 08 2008 09:39:00

An earthquake hit southern Peru early Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Police hostages freed in Peruupdated: Wed Jun 18 2008 02:41:00

Demonstrators in southern Peru freed 48 police officers Tuesday who had been held hostage for about a day.

Reports: Police hurt, held hostage amid Peru protestsupdated: Tue Jun 17 2008 08:36:00

More than 20 police officers have been hurt and at least 60 are being held hostage amid protests in southern Peru over mining revenue, according to the Peruvian News Agency and other reports.

Mass grave uncovered in Peruupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 04:23:00

Forensic teams have exhumed 60 bodies from what is thought to be the largest mass grave from the Peruvian government's bloody war against Maoist insurgents.

Peru to protest Europe on terrorismupdated: Fri Apr 25 2008 02:40:00

Legislators in Peru plan to lodge a protest on Friday with the European Parliament after it declined to list the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, an insurgent group, as a terrorist organization.

Deadly plane crash in Peruupdated: Thu Apr 10 2008 03:30:00

Five French tourists visiting Peru's Nazca Lines died after their small plane crashed into power lines.

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.

Excavation turns up oldest gold jewelry in the Americasupdated: Wed Apr 02 2008 01:55:00

Researchers have discovered the oldest piece of gold jewelry ever found in the Americas, an academic journal reported Tuesday.

FSB: Senate passes Peru free trade dealupdated: Wed Dec 05 2007 13:31:00

The Senate approved a free trade agreement with Peru yesterday by a vote of 77 to 18, clearing the way for the deal to become law within weeks.

Cheapest places on earth: Máncora, Peruupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 15:01:00

In recent years, this fishing town -- and next-wave surf spot -- has turned into a popular rest stop for Inca Trail hikers.

Mystery of the meteoriteupdated: Wed Sep 19 2007 22:27:00

People in southern Peru are complaining of illnesses they believe are due to a meteorite. ITN's Juliet Bremner reports.

Relief groups urge more aid for Peru quake survivorsupdated: Fri Aug 31 2007 08:44:00

Relief officials urgently appealed for more aid Thursday for earthquake survivors along Peru's shattered southern coast. Medical help, blankets and tents top the list, along with food, water and latrines.

Returning to Peruupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 02:33:00

Returning to Peru

Girl's return to Peru sparks effort to help orphansupdated: Tue Aug 21 2007 02:33:00

Ana Dodson was 11 years old when she returned to her native Peru for the first time since she was adopted as an infant.

Thousands left homeless in Peruupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 08:23:00

Thousands left homeless in Peru

Peru sends in army as misery grows among quake survivors updated: Sat Aug 18 2007 23:50:00

The government sent the army to stop looting fueled by rising desperation in earthquake-shattered Peru, where tens of thousands were without fresh water and shivering families huddled in makeshift shelters at the center of the devastation.

Faith unshaken after mourners killed in Peru church collapseupdated: Fri Aug 17 2007 04:37:00

Five elderly nuns huddled early Friday outside the ruins of a church that had stood for centuries, their dark shawls tightly wrapped around their shoulders.

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