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Stories with place: Peru
  • Peru pulls out of hosting Marius Vizer's World Combat Games story has photos
    Updated: May-24-15 12:32 pm

    LONDON - The Olympic backlash against Marius Vizer widened, as Peruvian organizers pulled out of hosting one of his showcase multi-sports events and basketball became the latest federation to suspend ties with his umbrella body.

  • Peru suspends civil liberties in region after 4th death 
    Updated: May-23-15 2:13 pm

    LIMA, Peru - Peru's government said it was suspending civil liberties in a southern coastal valley after a fourth death in violent protests against a Mexican-owned copper mining project.

  • Armed forces mission provides aid to poor parts of Peru 
    Updated: May-21-15 10:16 pm

    SURCUBAMBA, Peru - The 5,000 inhabitants of this Quechua-speaking region in Peru's top cocaine-producing valley on Thursday got health care, medicine, eyeglasses and shoes from two mobile hospitals sent by the country's military.

  • Squatters clash with police in Peru's capital story has photos
    Updated: May-20-15 3:18 pm

    LIMA, Peru - A dusty plateau on Lima's southern outskirts with a protected pre-Incan burial site has become a scene of violent clashes between Peruvians desperate for land and a new police unit tasked with dislodging squatters.

  • Peruvians seek relief from ills at the seaside 
    Updated: May-20-15 11:21 am

    LIMA, Peru - They arrive at Lima's coast shortly before dawn and wade into the Pacific Ocean, seeking relief from the ailments doctors have been unable to cure.

  • Peruvians seek relief from ills at the seaside story has photos
    Updated: May-20-15 12:46 am

    LIMA, Peru - They arrive at Lima's coast shortly before dawn and wade into the Pacific Ocean, seeking relief from the ailments doctors have been unable to cure.

  • Chinese PM starts South American investment tour story has photos
    Updated: May-19-15 3:07 pm

    BRASILIA, Brazil - China's Premier Li Keqiang and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff agreed on Tuesday to embark on studies for an ambitious railway linking Brazil's Atlantic coast with a Pacific port in Peru, and announced billions in other investments and trade deals.

  • Violent anti-mine protest leaves 12 injured in south Peru 
    Updated: May-14-15 9:38 pm

    COCACHACRA, Peru - Protests against a copper mining project in southern Peru injured a dozen people Thursday and spread to other parts of the region.

  • Peru judicial commission fires attorney general after probe 
    Updated: May-13-15 8:11 pm

    LIMA, Peru - A commission that supervises Peru's judicial system ordered the dismissal of the country's attorney general Wednesday after an investigation into his alleged ties with organized crime.

  • Drug trade's lowest rung: Peru's cocaine backpackers 
    Updated: May-06-15 8:21 pm

    HUANTA, Peru - The lung-searing ascents into the Andean highlands aren't what worry the untold hundreds of young men who hump backpacks loaded with drugs out of the remote, lawless valley that produces about 60 percent of Peru's cocaine.

  • Coca production in Colombia jumped 39 pct in 2014 story has photos
    Updated: May-04-15 11:32 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - Cultivation of the leaf used to make cocaine skyrocketed last year in Colombia, according to a new White House report that's likely to pressure authorities here to preserve a threatened U.S. aerial eradication program at the heart of the drug war.

  • Otter to lead businesses on trade mission to Peru, Mexico 
    Updated: May-04-15 3:51 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter will lead a group of Idaho-based business leaders on a weeklong trade mission to Peru and Mexico next week.