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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: Peru's war on cocaine production

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 19:32

Peru has become the world's biggest producer of coca, which is the main component in the production of cocaine and most of that drug comes to Europe.
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VIDEO: Rickshaw record bid hiccup in Peru

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 12:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British teachers had to drag their motorised rickshaw through Peru, after it broke down during a world record attempt.
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VIDEO: Peru sisters claim to 'own' Machu Picchu

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 12:37

Two sisters in Peru claim to be the rightful owners of the land on which the Unesco World Heritage site Machu Picchu is located.
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VIDEO: Peru seizes millions in fake currency

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 14:53
related places: Lima

Police in Peru find millions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of euros in counterfeit cash in a hotel in Lima.
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VIDEO: Ancient mummies unearthed in Peru

Friday, October 25th 2013, 2:09
related places: Lima

Archaeologists in Peru have found two mummies more than 1,000 years old in a suburb of the capital, Lima.
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Ancient mummies unearthed in Lima

Friday, October 25th 2013, 0:30
related places: Lima

Archaeologists in Peru find two mummies thought to be more than 1,000 years old at an ancient burial site in a suburb of the capital, Lima.
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Fifty dead in Peru lorry crash

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 15:28

Dozens of festival goers were killed when a truck they were travelling in plunged into a gorge in south-eastern Peru, officials say.
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Peru pair 'may face six-month probe'

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 6:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two UK women caught trying to smuggle cocaine out of Peru could face a six-month investigation if their guilty pleas are not accepted, prosecutors say.
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Peru drugs women pleas 'not enough'

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 14:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Prosecutors in Peru are objecting to the guilty pleas by two women from the UK caught trying to smuggle cocaine, saying they must give more details.
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UK women admit Peru drug smuggling

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 10:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two women from the UK plead guilty to trying to smuggle 11kg (24lb) of cocaine out of Peru and are expected to be jailed for more than six years.
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Peru becomes top coca leaf grower

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 17:54
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A report released by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime says Peru has replaced Colombia as the world's biggest producer of coca leaves.
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Fujimori 'to release memoirs online'

Friday, September 20th 2013, 1:44
related places: Alberto Fujimori

The jailed former president of Peru, Alberto Fujimori, says he will publish excerpts from his memoirs on the social media websites Twitter and Facebook.
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Peru drugs woman 'to plead guilty'

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 15:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Scottish woman arrested in Peru on suspicion of drug smuggling is reported to be preparing to plead guilty in exchange for a shorter sentence.
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VIDEO: Snow sparks emergency in Peru

Monday, September 2nd 2013, 15:07

The government of Peru declares a state of emergency across its southern Andean region in response to unusually cold winter weather and heavy snowfall.
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Snow emergency extended in Peru

Sunday, September 1st 2013, 0:16

Ten regions in Peru are under a state of emergency due to a cold snap which has caused heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures.
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Peru pair charged with drug offences

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 8:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two women from the UK arrested in Peru on suspicion of drug smuggling are formally charged and face a maximum sentence of 15 years if convicted.
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VIDEO: UK drugs women in court in Peru

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 21:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two UK women arrested in Peru on suspicion of drugs smuggling have arrived at court to find out what charges they may face.
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UK drugs women 'to plead not guilty'

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 20:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

One of the lawyers of two UK women arrested in Peru on suspicion of drugs smuggling says he expects them to plead not guilty to charges of trafficking.
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Isolated Peru tribe 'asks for food'

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 12:46

Members of one of the most isolated tribes on Earth have briefly emerged from the Peruvian jungle to ask for food, activists say.
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VIDEO: Peru drugs: CCTV footage emerges

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 12:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British women who were arrested in Peru for suspected drug smuggling will be charged in court later.
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Peru drugs case to go to prosecutor

Monday, August 19th 2013, 4:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Peruvian investigation into drug trafficking claims against two UK women is due to be passed to prosecutors later so formal charges can be made.
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VIDEO: Inside Peru's Ancon 2 prison

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 11:01
related places: Lima

The BBC's Will Grant was given exclusive access to the Ancon 2 prison facility near Lima, which houses most of the foreigners serving sentences in Peru.
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What is it like doing time in Lima?

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 10:41
related places: Lima

What is it like doing time for drug smuggling in Lima?
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Police 'doubt' Peru women's claims

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 11:25
related countries: Spain Spain, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Spanish police say they do not believe two UK residents were forced into attempting to smuggle drugs out of Peru.
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