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Amazon fires: Seven countries sign forest protection pact

Friday, September 6th 2019, 22:55

Peru's president says "goodwill alone is not enough anymore," as a regional agreement is reached.
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Masters of the pyramid: The dogs reclaiming their heritage

Monday, September 2nd 2019, 23:06

Peruvian hairless dogs may not be pretty but they are making a comeback at Peru's ancient sites.
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Mass child sacrifice discovery may be largest in Peru

Wednesday, August 28th 2019, 9:59

Researchers find 227 child victims of human sacrifice, believed to have been killed over 500 years ago.
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The student teaching rugby to Peru's high-security prisoners

Tuesday, August 20th 2019, 11:14

Jo Penrose, 20, has spent two summers in Peru teaching rugby to children and prisoners.
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Mural from 3,800 years ago unveiled by Peru archaeologists

Tuesday, August 20th 2019, 11:03
related places: Caral

Archaeologists examining the ancient Caral civilisation believe the sculptures depict a local famine.
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Fears stoke backlash against Venezuelans in Peru

Wednesday, July 31st 2019, 23:44

Why some Peruvians fear that the recent influx of Venezuelans migrants poses a risk to their jobs.
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Huge fire sweeps through Peru neighbourhood

Tuesday, July 16th 2019, 20:32

Eighty families have been affected by the fire, according to local media.
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Copa America 2019: Brazil beat Peru 3-1 to win first title in 12 years

Sunday, July 7th 2019, 22:42
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Gabriel Jesus scores one goal and assists another before being sent off as Brazil win a first Copa America title in 12 years by beating Peru.
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A bridge made of grass

Sunday, June 16th 2019, 23:25
related places: Inca

The annual remaking of the last remaining Inca rope bridge at Q'eswachaka in Peru.
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Venezuela crisis: Migrants dash to cross Peru border

Saturday, June 15th 2019, 8:06
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Thousands of Venezuelan migrants entered Peru before the deadline on Saturday.
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Cracks open up as earthquake hits Peru

Monday, May 27th 2019, 12:17

At least one person is dead after a powerful 8.0 magnitude earthquake hit the Amazon rainforest in north-central Peru.
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Ex-Peru president's daughter reads suicide note at funeral

Friday, April 19th 2019, 21:43

A suicide note left by the former president stated that he did not want to suffer "injustices"
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Alan García: Peru's former president kills himself ahead of arrest

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 20:54

Two-time president Alan García shot himself as police came to arrest him over corruption claims.
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Fossil of ancient four-legged whale found in Peru

Thursday, April 4th 2019, 23:46

Researchers believe the four-metre-long mammal, found in Peru, was able to swim and walk on land.
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Paul McAuley: British environmental activist found dead in Peru

Wednesday, April 3rd 2019, 6:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Iquitos

The body of environmental activist Paul McAuley, 71, is found in the Amazon city of Iquitos.
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Venezuela crisis: Juan Guaidó backed by Lima Group

Tuesday, February 5th 2019, 4:47
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States, Venezuela Venezuela

A group of Latin American nations and Canada urge Venezuela's army to support the opposition leader.
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Peruvian Airlines plane skids on runway in Bolivia

Friday, November 23rd 2018, 2:39
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

A plane carrying 127 people falls onto its side after appearing to collapse onto its landing gear.
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Peru corruption: Former president Alan García seeks asylum

Sunday, November 18th 2018, 22:20

Alan García requested asylum after he was banned from leaving Peru amid corruption allegations.
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Peru 'baby trafficking ring': Ex-police chief held

Wednesday, November 7th 2018, 11:51

The former head of Peru's national police is among those arrested for alleged baby trafficking.
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Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori arrested

Thursday, October 11th 2018, 1:27

Keiko Fujimori, who leaders the opposition in the Peruvian congress, is arrested on bribery charges.
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Peruvian mayoral candidate Daniel Urresti cleared of journalist's murder

Friday, October 5th 2018, 9:50

Daniel Urresti had been charged with involvement in the killing of a reporter in the 1980s.
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Venezuela migrant crisis: Peru receives asylum requests

Sunday, August 26th 2018, 1:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: New

New passport rules come into force as South American states struggle to contain a refugee crisis.
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Venezuelans rush to Peru to beat passport deadline

Thursday, August 23rd 2018, 13:13

From Saturday, Peru will require that Venezuelans entering their country have valid passports.
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How quinoa is changing farmers' lives in Peru

Saturday, August 18th 2018, 23:40

Farmers have grown quinoa for millennia, but can they withstand growing international competition?
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Is this Peruvian city the most polluted on earth?

Sunday, August 12th 2018, 0:35
related places: Cerro de Pasco

People in Cerro de Pasco in the Peruvian Andes say the soil from an open mine harms their children.
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Peru's Amazon: Where roads change lives

Thursday, August 2nd 2018, 23:29

People in a remote region of Peru are split on the benefits and threats of road-building in the area.
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