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Peru finds 8 million seahorses bound for Asia

2016-06-21 17:55

Peruvian authorities have seized eight million seahorses smuggled on a Chinese-flagged ship bound for Asia, the government says.

Ex-banker has edge in tight Peru presidential vote

2016-06-06 16:03

Peru's presidential vote faced a tight finish as early results gave ex-banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski a lead over his rival Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of a jailed former president.

Peru declares mercury poison emergency

2016-05-23 21:52

Peru has declared an environmental emergency in 11 Amazon jungle districts where mercury pollution blamed on unregulated gold mining is poisoning people and fish.

33 rescued lions to fly from Peru to South Africa

2016-04-29 21:59

A total of 33 lions rescued from abuse in Peruvian and Colombian circuses will be taken by plane to South Africa, in what campaigners are calling the largest airlift of big cats.

Peru guerrilla attack death toll raised to seven

2016-04-11 05:19

A guerilla attack on Peruvian soldiers on the eve of the country's presidential elections killed seven people.

Peruvians take to streets to protest Fujimori candidacy

2016-03-16 15:59

Hundreds of people march in Peru's capital for the second time in under a week to protest the presidential candidacy of the daughter of imprisoned former leader Alberto Fujimori.

NASA to simulate growing potatoes on Mars in Peru

2016-02-28 16:46

Do Peru's potatoes have the right stuff? That's the question scientists will be asking in Lima next month, when a selection of tubers will begin undergoing tests to determine whether they're fit to grow on Mars.

Peru snakes go public

2016-01-21 19:30

Venomous snakes are getting a little respect in Peru, with a small museum keeping 57 to teach the public about them.

American jailed in Peru for alleged child prostitution ring

2015-12-15 13:52

A judge in Peru has ordered jail for a 64-year-old American who police say headed a prostitution ring that for more than a decade offered sex with children to an international clientele.

Peru creates huge national park in Amazon basin

2015-11-08 20:50

Peru is creating a national park to protect a vast territory in the Amazon basin that is vulnerable to drug trafficking and illegal logging and mining.

 

Fujimori gains ground in tight Peruvian presidential vote

2016-06-07 13:24

The race to become Peru's next president has tightened as the daughter of imprisoned ex-president Alberto Fujimori gained ground on her rival thanks to a larger haul of votes trickling in from remote rural areas and embassies abroad.

Peruvians vote on whether to elect jailed ex-leader's daughter

2016-06-05 22:49

Peruvians have voted in a close-fought election on whether the daughter of an ex-president jailed for crimes against humanity, will be their new leader.

Rescued lions roar into South Africa after flight from Peru

2016-05-01 07:36

The roaring of 33 lions rescued from circuses in Peru and Colombia echoed through OR Tambo international airport after they arrived in their ancestral homeland for the first time.

Peru prisoners launch designs from the dark side

2016-04-11 16:59

Santos Arce Ramos is doing 18 years for aggravated robbery, but now he is carefully cutting organic cotton cloth in a workshop at San Pedro, a notorious prison in Peru's capital Lima.

Peru votes on Fujimori daughter in chaotic election

2016-04-10 17:01

Peruvians are voting on whether Keiko Fujimori, daughter of an ex-president jailed for massacres, should become their first female leader.

Former SA cop arrested in Peru for alleged drug trafficking

2016-03-04 12:22

Mystery surrounds the arrest of a former Durban metro police officer who has been detained for alleged drug trafficking in Peru.

Blood-sucking bats kill 12 children

2016-02-11 22:51

At least 12 children in Peru have died from rabies after being bitten by blood-sucking bats.

Canadian kills UK man in Peru after drinking hallucinogen

2015-12-18 09:53

A Canadian stabbed a British man to death during a row at a hostel in Peru after drinking ayahuasca, the powerfully psychedelic South American brew, police told AFP Thursday.

2 major quakes jolt Peru

2015-11-25 10:10

A pair of major 7.6-magnitude earthquakes jolted eastern Peru near its border with Brazil, and were felt across several South American nations, but authorities had no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Peru president fires prosecutor in investigation of his wife

2015-10-21 15:20

Peru's president has fired the public prosecutor in charge of money-laundering investigations after she refused to remain silent on a case involving the country's first lady.

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