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News: Peru

We have started to collect the most important news related to Peru in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Peru: news

VIDEO: Developers destroy ancient Peru pyramid

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 5:35
related places: Lima

Authorities in Peru say an ancient pyramid at the oldest archaeological site near the capital, Lima, has been destroyed.
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Developers raze ancient Peru pyramid

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 21:32

Authorities in Peru press criminal charges after accusing real-estate companies of tearing down a pyramid thought to be 4,000 years old.
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VIDEO: Drag queens brawl over winner mix up

Friday, June 28th 2013, 10:25

A brawl broke out during a drag queen beauty contest in Peru when judges reportedly announced the wrong winner.
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VIDEO: Mysterious ancient royal tomb uncovered

Friday, June 28th 2013, 8:15

Archaeologists in Peru have unearthed a royal tomb with treasures and mummified women from about 1,200 years ago.
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Ancient royal tomb unearthed in Peru

Friday, June 28th 2013, 1:30

Archaeologists in Peru unearth a royal tomb of the Wari empire, crammed with treasures and mummified bodies from about 1,200 years ago.
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VIDEO: 'Made in Peru' World Cup shirts

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 10:42
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Clothing manufacturers in Peru expect to make bumper profits next year by making football shirts for global fans descending on Brazil for the World Cup.
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Peru's Shining Path leader sentenced

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 0:56

A court in Peru sentences the last of the original leaders of the Shining Path rebels, Comrade Artemio, to life in prison.
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Peru's Fujimori denied pardon

Friday, June 7th 2013, 20:49
related places: Alberto Fujimori

President Humala of Peru rejects a request to pardon the jailed ex-leader Alberto Fujimori on health grounds, saying that he is not terminally ill.
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In pictures: Clown Day in Lima

Saturday, May 25th 2013, 23:05
related places: Lima

Hundreds of professional clowns celebrate Clown Day in the Peruvian capital, Lima
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Latam "gang of four" scrap tariffs

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 23:00
related countries: Chile Chile, Colombia Colombia

Four countries in Latin America - Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru - have agreed to scrap most of the tariffs on trade between their four countries.
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Peru's Fujimori health 'worsens'

Monday, May 20th 2013, 3:04
related places: Alberto Fujimori

A senior doctor treating Alberto Fujimori says the jailed former president of Peru has severe and worsening health problems.
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Ecuador recalls 'brawl' ambassador

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 10:44
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Ecuador and Peru agree to replace their respective ambassadors after the Ecuadorean envoy's involvement in a supermarket brawl.
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Chilean 'cult leader' found dead

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 23:03
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Colliguay

Peruvian police say they have identified the body of the alleged leader of a cult that burnt a newborn baby alive last year in the town of Colliguay.
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Peru balloon crash pilot found dead

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 18:17
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

Peru says a body found in the Pacific Ocean is that of pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed on Sunday, while another man is still missing.
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Peru crash balloon was 'illegal'

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 1:12

Peruvian authorities say they will press charges against the owners of the hot air balloon that crashed on Sunday, because it was not properly licensed.
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Brazilian state in immigration alert

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 16:26
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Botswana Botswana

Officials in the Brazilian state of Acre seek federal help to deal with a wave of illegal immigrants arriving from Peru and Bolivia.
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Helicopter crashes in Peru jungle

Monday, April 8th 2013, 10:13

Nine passengers and four crew are feared dead after the helicopter they were flying in crashed in a jungle in the north-east of Peru.
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VIDEO: Bikers light up runway for night flight

Friday, April 5th 2013, 10:01

Locals from a small town in Peru come out in force on Wednesday to illuminate a remote airstrip for an emergency night flight with the headlights of their motorbikes and rickshaws.
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Lima mayor 'survives recall vote'

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 23:58
related places: Lima

Susana Villaran, the first woman mayor of Peru's capital Lima, narrowly survives a vote to depose her from office, exit polls suggest.
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Maize 'was key in Andean society'

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 3:57

New evidence strengthens the argument that maize played an important role in ancient Peruvian civilisation 5,000 years ago, a study suggests.
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Peru temple 'up to 5,000 years old'

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 22:31
related places: Lima

The remains of a small temple believed to be between 4,000 and 5,000 years old are discovered at an archaeological site near Peru's capital, Lima.
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Heavy rain causes floods in Andes

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 1:57

Torrential rain creates havoc along the Pacific coast side of South America, with flooding causing the deaths of at least six people in Peru.
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VIDEO: Endangered penguins breed in Peru

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 19:01

Conservationists in Peru hope a breeding program will help increase the numbers of Humboldt penguins.
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