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.

Dakar Rally to bypass Peru - report

2015-08-25 07:47

The annual Dakar Rally will be rerouted as Peru withdrew as host due to forecasts for a strong El Nino weather pattern which has caused floods and landslides in the past.

Copter rotor kills woman carrying letter to Peru official

2015-08-07 12:18

Peruvian authorities say a woman trying to approach the country’s cabinet chief with a letter walked into the spinning rotor of a just-landed army helicopter and was killed.

Dump truck falls off mountain: 17 dead

2015-06-10 10:14

South Africa is plagued by bakkie/truck crash deaths - but it's not just a local problem. A dump truck carrying children drove off a cliff - 17 died.

Business opportunities for SA in Peru

2015-05-26 15:24

Low volumes of bilateral trade between SA and Peru offer opportunities for businesspeople from both countries to explore, says SA ambassador Elsa Dry.

Peru PM sacked in spy scandal, president in crisis

2015-04-01 14:49

Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has been left scrambling to find a new prime minister after Congress sacked the incumbent, Ana Jara, over allegations of domestic spying.

Lions rescued from circuses in Peru get their teeth fixed

2015-02-21 09:42

Two lions rescued from circuses in Peru are getting their teeth fixed by veterinarians after most of their teeth were pulled by circus owners.

Fighting animal cruelty one tweet at a time

2015-02-10 09:49

In Latin America animal cruelty largely goes unpunished but social media is slowly changing this one tweet at a time.

Endangered Puerto Rican parrots released into wild

2015-01-22 09:10

Scientists in Puerto Rico have reintroduced 15 endangered Puerto Rican parrots into the wild as part of a conservation programme.


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.

Thieves in Peru steal gold, cash in huge airport heist

2015-09-01 07:36

Thieves in Peru have stolen 123kg of gold and more than $2m from armoured cars on an airport runway, police say.

Eradication spells misery for Peru's coca farmers

2015-08-17 10:40

Edma Duran uses a machete to salvage the leaves she can from the family's coca plot, which government workers have just destroyed in an record-breaking US-backed eradication campaign that has affected roughly a half million Peruvians.

Isolated Amazon group reaches out

2015-07-27 22:23

Members of an isolated indigenous group made contact over the weekend with villagers in Peru's Amazon basin seeking food and supplies.

Truck plunges into Andes ravine, multiple dead

2015-06-10 09:55

At least 17 people have died and more than 30 were injured when a dump truck plunged 100m down a ravine in a mountainous region of Peru.

3 new species of 'mini-Godzilla' found in Andes

2015-04-15 20:04

Three new species of multi-coloured lizards sporting jagged crests that make them look like pint-sized 'Godzillas' have been discovered in Ecuador and Peru, highlighting the region's rich biodiversity.

Huge accident on Peru highway kills 37

2015-03-24 09:37

At least 37 people have been killed and more than 84 have been injured when three buses and a truck collided on Peru's main coastal highway.

Peru's president reshuffles cabinet as popularity wanes

2015-02-18 09:06

Peru's President Ollanta Humala has reshuffled his cabinet late in a bid to placate an increasingly powerful opposition bloc as palace scandals mount and his popularity dips.

Museum, hospital collaborate in scan of mummified remains

2015-02-01 09:00

Museum officials in Ohio hope medical scans will reveal more about the mummified remains of a child that may have lived over 500 years ago in Peru.

Greenpeace seeks to exclude journalists from Peru case

2015-01-21 11:15

Greenpeace says it has given prosecutors the names of four people involved in a protest for renewable energy at the country's famed Nazca Lines archaeological site, an action that sparked widespread outrage in Peru.

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