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Peru: Republic in South America
Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is a megadiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains vertically extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon Basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon river.

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Peru ex-president denied bail in U.S., wife dragged from court after outburst

A former Peruvian first lady was dragged out of a courtroom in San Francisco on Thursday as she cursed a judge's decision to keep her husband, ex-president Alejandro Toledo, in jail pending extradition..
Reuters - Published

Peru to start uprooting coca plants in top drug-trafficking region

Peruvian security forces will start eradicating illegal coca plants for the first time in a lawless jungle region that produces most of the cocaine in the country, the government announced on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Peru

The power of music: Juan Diego Flórez gives hope to disadvantaged children in Peru [Video]The power of music: Juan Diego Flórez gives hope to disadvantaged children in Peru

Juan Diego Flórez is proving that music can be a life changer for the poorest and most disadvantaged kids.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 04:15Published

Juan Diego Flórez plans an international music academy in Peru [Video]Juan Diego Flórez plans an international music academy in Peru

The founder of Sinfonia por el Peru, Juan Diego Flórez, is planning to create a center of international musical excellency in Lima.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:13Published

Turtle hatchlings surprise Ecuadorian town [Video]Turtle hatchlings surprise Ecuadorian town

Dozens of endangered baby turtles unexpectedly hatched at a popular Ecuadorian beach in the seaside town of Same on Monday (September 2), the first time it was known to happen in that area. Rough cut..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Turtle hatchlings suprise Ecuadorian town [Video]Turtle hatchlings suprise Ecuadorian town

Dozens of endangered baby turtles unexpectedly hatched at a popular Ecuadorian beach in the seaside town of Same on Monday (September 2), the first time it was known to happen in that area. Rough cut..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Vet saves animals, sounds alarm over Bolivian wildfires [Video]Vet saves animals, sounds alarm over Bolivian wildfires

What was until recently a verdant area of trees and wildlife in Southern Bolivia has now become a charred landscape where life teeters on the brink after wildfires ravaged the region -- but one..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

Watch: Mariachis gather in Guadalajara for Mexican music festival [Video]Watch: Mariachis gather in Guadalajara for Mexican music festival

Musicians came from 25 countries including Australia, Sweden, Peru and the United States to Guadalajara, considered the capital of traditional Mexican culture and music

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Archaeologists in Peru unearth ancient mural reflecting on the importance of water [Video]Archaeologists in Peru unearth ancient mural reflecting on the importance of water

Archaeologists in northern Peru have unearthed an ancient mural from the lost Caral civilisation that is believed to be about 3,800 years old, officials reported.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Local heroes try to rescue beached whale in Peru [Video]Local heroes try to rescue beached whale in Peru

A group of locals jumped into the surf in Lambayeque, Peru, on Tuesday (August 13) to make a valiant effort to save a beached whale. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:35Published

The Panam Games draw to a close [Video]The Panam Games draw to a close

PanAm Games close in Peru

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:11Published

Caribbeans Brathwaite and Peters shine with Pan Am Games gold [Video]Caribbeans Brathwaite and Peters shine with Pan Am Games gold

Barbadian Shane Brathwaite bagged gold in the 110 metre hurdles in 13.31 seconds, while Grenada's Anderson Peters set a new Pan Am Games record in the javelin with a throw of 87.31 metres.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:54Published

Jamaica's Fraser-Pryce breaks Pan Am Games 200 metre record [Video]Jamaica's Fraser-Pryce breaks Pan Am Games 200 metre record

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce clocks 22.43 seconds to win gold in the 200 metre women's final and break a 40-year old Pan Am Games record

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:02Published

Brazil's dos Santos takes 400m hurdles gold [Video]Brazil's dos Santos takes 400m hurdles gold

Brazil's Alison dos Santos stormed to victory in 48.45 of 400m hurdles after leader Juander Santos of the Dominican Republic hit the final hurdle. Cuba's Yarisley Silva won her third consecutive Pan Am..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:37Published

Sprint queen Thompson wins gold at Pan Ams [Video]Sprint queen Thompson wins gold at Pan Ams

Jamaican sprint queen Elaine Thompson may be the biggest name competing in a marquee event at the Pan Am Games but the Olympic champion fails to shine when winning gold in the 100 metres.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 04:46Published

Olympic champion Elaine Thompson tops Pan Am Games 100m final qualifying [Video]Olympic champion Elaine Thompson tops Pan Am Games 100m final qualifying

Jamaican Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson celebrates her nation's Independence Day by leading the 100 metres qualifying at the Pan Am Games.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:50Published

Bolton: 'This a time for action' against Maduro [Video]Bolton: 'This a time for action' against Maduro

During a news conference in Peru, President Trump's national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday called for tougher international action against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro after Washington..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Divers and volunteers help to save humpback whale off Peru's coast [Video]Divers and volunteers help to save humpback whale off Peru's coast

Tour guide and professional diver Julio Cesar Castro joined forces with other volunteers to rescue a humpback whale on Monday (July 29) which was trapped in a fishing net near El Nuro beach off the..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:40Published

Fearless divers save trapped whale from fishing net [Video]Fearless divers save trapped whale from fishing net

Tour guide Juan Cesar Castro and other professional divers join forces to rescue a trapped whale on Monday (July 29) from a fishing net. (Rough cut - no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Large fire destroys up to 200 homes in Peru [Video]Large fire destroys up to 200 homes in Peru

A massive fire swept through a neighborhood in the Callo district of Lima, Peru in the early hours of Thursday (July 25) morning destroying some 200 homes according to a local fire official.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Massive blaze sweeps through neighborhood in Peru [Video]Massive blaze sweeps through neighborhood in Peru

Local fire officials say more than 200 homes were destroyed in a fire that swept through the Callo district of Peru's capital city Lima in the early hours of Thursday (July 25). Rough cut - no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

 

Amazon countries to seek deal on forest protection at Colombia summit

Leaders from Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana and Peru and Suriname have begun discussion of possible regional measures to protect the Amazon at a Friday summit, amid recent fires which..
Reuters - Published

Peru to boost border security after stricter entry rule for Venezuelans

Peru plans to beef up security at its border with Ecuador to prevent illegal immigration, after stricter entry requirements for Venezuelans led to a 90% drop in legal crossings, a government official..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's neighbors call for meeting and Amazon pact as fires rage

Peru and Colombia called on Tuesday on fellow Amazonian countries to attend a presidential meeting next month on the forest fires raging in Brazil and Bolivia and to forge a pact to protect the world's..
Reuters - Published

Building set on fire in protest against China's CNPC in Peru

A building in a northern Peruvian town was set on fire on Friday in a protest against China National Petroleum Corp that devolved into clashes between police and demonstrators who want the company to..
Reuters - Published

Peru court orders indigenous governor of mining region to six years in prison

A Peruvian court ordered the arrest of the indigenous governor of a mineral-rich southern region after sentencing him to six years in prison on Wednesday for leading 2011 deadly protests against a..
Reuters - Published

Badminton champ serves 'wheelchair challenge' to mayor in Peru

It's not easy getting around Lima, Peru's traffic-choked capital of 10 million people. But it's even harder in a wheelchair.
Reuters - Published

Puerto Rican team stripped of gold medal at Pan American Games for doping violation

Puerto Rico had its gold medal annulled at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, after a team member tested positive for a banned drug.
USATODAY.com - Published

Peru orders army to secure port in face of protest against mining project

Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra on Sunday authorized the army to maintain order at a key mining port, a day before an expected new round of protests against Southern Copper Corp's $1.4-billion..
Reuters - Published

Bolton, Ross to give U.S. 'big presence' at Venezuela summit in Peru: U.S. official

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton and U.S. Secretary Wilbur Ross will speak at a conference on Venezuela in Peru next week as part of a campaign to force President Nicolas Maduro to relinquish..
Reuters - Published

Ross to attend Venezuela summit in Peru on Tuesday, U.S. says

U.S. Secretary Wilbur Ross will attend a summit in Lima, Peru to discuss Venezuela on Tuesday, the U.S. Commerce Department said.
Reuters - Published

Peru's Vizcarra proposes early elections in April 2020

The government of Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra wants legislative and presidential elections to be held next April 19, part of his proposal to hold a vote a year earlier to end a stalemate with..
Reuters - Published

Russia to skip international talks on Venezuela in Lima: Foreign Ministry

Russia will not be participating in international talks on the political crisis in Venezuela due to be held in Peru next month, its Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Peruvian President Vizcarra proposes early legislative elections

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Sunday proposed moving up legislative elections and cutting his mandate for 2020, considering that Congress has not approved all his requested political reforms.
Reuters - Published

U.S. judge orders Peru ex-president Toledo held in jail as extradition sought

Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo, facing extradition from the United States as part of a corruption investigation, was deemed a flight risk by a U.S. judge on Friday and ordered held in jail.
Reuters - Published

Peru's 'fugitive' ex-president Toledo arrested in U.S., faces extradition

Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo was arrested in the United States on Tuesday and faces extradition back to Peru, the South American country's justice minister said, as part of a sweeping..
Reuters - Published

Unborn baby dies while Venezuelan mother awaits entry to Chile

Chilean officials said on Saturday that the unborn baby of a Venezuelan migrant had died while the woman waited for the appropriate visa to cross the border from Peru into Chile.
Reuters - Published

Brazil beats Peru to win 1st Copa América title since 2007

Host Brazil beats Peru 3-1 to win its first Copa América title since 2007
USATODAY.com - Published

Brazil coach denies he could leave after Copa América final

Brazil coach Tite has denied he could leave his job after Sunday's Copa América final against Peru
USATODAY.com - Published

Chile's Copa América run ends with tough loss to old rival

Chile's Copa América run ends with tough loss against old rival Peru
USATODAY.com - Published

Peru upsets Chile and will face Brazil in Copa América final

Peru has stunned two-time defending Chile in the semifinals of the Copa América to set up a final against host Brazil on Sunday
USATODAY.com - Published

Peru invites China, Russia, Cuba and others to discuss Venezuela in Lima

Peru has invited China, Russia, Cuba, Bolivia, Turkey and dozens of other countries to Lima on Aug. 6 to discuss the political crisis in Venezuela, Peru's foreign minister said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Indigenous groups in Peru are suing government over oil, mining plans - and winning

Indigenous groups in Peru are turning to the courts with a new legal strategy for keeping mining and oil projects off their lands, racking up victories that could make it harder for companies to secure..
Reuters - Published

Brazil routs Peru 5-0 to reach Copa America quarterfinals

Brazil finally got it going in the Copa America at home, routing Peru 5-0 to reach the quarterfinals
USATODAY.com - Published

About 200 mostly Venezuelan migrants stuck at Chile-Peru border

Some 200 mostly Venezuelan migrants fleeing poverty at home remained stranded on the Peru-Chile border on Thursday after being refused entry to Chile earlier this week.
Reuters - Published

As Peru tightens its border, desperate Venezuelans cling to asylum lifeline

Thousands of Venezuelans crossed into Peru despite a crackdown on migrants without passports or visas meant to stem the flood of immigration from their crisis-stricken nation, as many lacking those..
Reuters - Published

Venezuelans rush to Peru border ahead of migration crackdown

Thousands of Venezuelans rushed to Peru's northern border on Friday in hopes of entering the Andean country before it imposes tough immigration requirements at midnight, as one of the hitherto most..
Reuters - Published

Peru president vows to keep deporting Venezuelans with criminal records

Peru's president on Thursday vowed to continue deporting Venezuelans with criminal records as long as necessary, part of a tougher stance toward Venezuelan migrants in the region as they continue to..
Reuters - Published

With confidence vote, Peru revives debate over anti-graft reforms

Peru's government won a confidence vote in the country's Congress on Wednesday, reviving debate over President Martin Vizcarra's flagging effort to pass anti-corruption measures.
Reuters - Published

Peru Congress gives vote of confidence to government

Peru's government won a confidence vote in the country's Congress on Wednesday after a marathon debate centered on President Martin Vizcarra's effort at passing anti-corruption measures.
Reuters - Published

Guerrero to lead Peru's squad in Brazil's Copa America

After his suspension for doping, Paolo Guerrero will once again be Peru's leader in a Copa America
USATODAY.com - Published

Peruvian president threatens to dissolve Congress unless anti-graft reforms passed

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Wednesday threatened to dissolve Congress unless his anti-graft proposals are passed, raising the stakes in a power struggle with the opposition that could usher..
Reuters - Published

Peru and Colombia call for more aid to help with Venezuelan migratory crisis

Colombia and Peru on Monday called on the international community to commit more aid to help them cope with an influx of around 2 million Venezuelans who have migrated to the two countries in recent..
Reuters - Published

Strong quake in Peru kills one person, disrupts some oil operations

A magnitude 8 earthquake killed one person, destroyed dozens of homes and disrupted some oil operations as it rocked Peru early on Sunday, authorities said.
Reuters - Published

Magnitude 8 earthquake rattles Peru, killing at least 1

A preliminary survey by authorities found that six people were injured and 27 homes damaged across seven provinces
CBS News - Published

Strong quake rocks northern Peru, one dead

Peruvian authorities were scrambling to assess the damage after an earthquake with a magnitude as high as 8.0 rocked the Peruvian Amazon region in the early hours of Sunday morning, leaving at least..
Reuters - Published

Strong earthquake hits Peru: USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of as much as 7.5 stuck northern Peru, the United States Geological Survey reported on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Peru’s military tries to curb illegal gold mining

A gold rush in Peru's Tambopata province transformed the Amazonian wilderness into a desert pocked with dead trees and toxic pools. Security forces came and went; illegal miners scattered and returned...
USATODAY.com - Published

Former mayor of Lima jailed before trial in Odebrecht probe

A judge on Tuesday ordered Susana Villaran, the former mayor of the Peruvian capital Lima, to 18 months in pre-trial detention in connection with alleged bribes from Brazilian construction companies..
Reuters - Published

Peru deports first large group of Venezuelan migrants

Peru deported more than 40 Venezuelan migrants for concealing they had criminal records or for residing illegally in the country, the interior minister said on Monday, in the first large expulsion..
Reuters - Published

Peru ex-president Kuczynski ordered into pre-trial house arrest

Former Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is to spend three years under house arrest while corruption charges are prepared against him for allegedly taking bribes from Brazilian construction..
Reuters - Published

Peru to sign MoU to join China's Belt and Road club in coming days: Chinese ambassador

Peru will sign a memorandum of understanding to join China's ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure initiative in coming days, China's ambassador said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

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