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November 1, 2018 3:16 am gmt |
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A judge in Peru has ordered that opposition leader Keiko Fujimori spend three years in jail while she awaits trial for corruption. Judge Richard Concepción said there was a high risk of Ms Fujimori fleeing Peru. Ms Fujimori has been accused of taking $1.2m (£940,000) in bribes from the Brazilian cons...
In World
April 22, 2018 9:18 am gmt |
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Members of an indigenous community on Saturday (April 21) paid their final respects to an 81-year-old Amazon rainforest defender who was reportedly shot dead in her ancestral town, local media reported. Olivia Arevalo Lomas was killed on Thursday (April 19) in the Victoria Gracia community. According...
In World
November 30, 2017 7:01 am gmt |
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The Peruvian Catholic Church and the country’s postal service have teamed up to launch commemorative stamps to mark the January visit of Pope Francis to the Andean nation. The Episcopal Conference and Serpost, Peru’s postal service, unveiled the stamps on Wednesday (November 29). A total ...
In Football
November 8, 2017 4:38 am gmt |
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The Peruvian national soccer team trained in Auckland on Tuesday (November 7) ahead of their World Cup qualifying match against New Zealand on Saturday (November 11). The suspension of Captain Paolo Guerrero for their World Cup playoff is a blow to the South American side but midfielder Renato Tapia ...
In World
October 19, 2017 11:51 am gmt |
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Hundreds of Mexican clowns marched merrily through Mexico City on Wednesday (October 18) to mark the 22nd Annual International Clown Convention, aimed at honing their craft and supporting the industry. The convention, also known as the “Fair of Laughter,” is organised by the Brotherhood o...
In World
October 19, 2017 8:34 am gmt |
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Thousands of worshippers dressed in purple robes paraded a revered icon through Peru’s capital on Wednesday (October 18) in a tradition dating from 1687 when a mural depicting the same image of Jesus Christ escaped unscathed in a powerful earthquake. The procession of the Senor de los Milagros ...
In Football
October 4, 2017 3:46 am gmt |
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Argentina have reached three major finals in three years but the team that came so close to winning the 2014 World Cup face crunch games against Peru and Ecuador that will determine if they miss out on the global showpiece event for the first time since 1970. Argentina desperately needs to beat Peru ...
In Football
September 23, 2017 7:00 am gmt |
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Peru President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in the Vatican on Friday (September 22) gave Pope Francis a Peruvian national soccer team jersey ahead of a crucial World Cup qualifier against the Pope’s home-team Argentina. According to reports, the pontiff warmly received the gift from Kuczynski. However...
In World
August 17, 2017 6:27 am gmt |
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Clashes broke out as thousands of teachers and education workers took to the streets of Lima on Wednesday (August 16) in demands of salary increases. Police in riot gear used water cannon to spray teachers and tear gas to break up crowds as the striking teachers made their way through the city. Teach...
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February 12, 2017 5:08 am gmt |
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Peruvian authorities moved quickly to detain a former president tied to a region-wide graft scandal, offering a $30,000 (£24,000) reward for his capture and alerting Interpol that he may be in the U.S. or Israel. Peru’s government said Friday that it has information that Alejandro Toledo is in ...
In World
December 29, 2016 5:32 am gmt |
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Thirteen Peruvians died Wednesday (December 28) in the township of Machente after a bus fell 300 metres (985) feet into a ravine. The fatal accident occurred in the central Peruvian region of Ayacucho. The bus was headed towards Huanta, in the district of Ayna San Francisco, according to Peruvian med...
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August 11, 2016 5:53 am gmt |
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Some 17 people died and another 29 were injured when two passenger buses collided on the southern coast of Peru, local authorities reported on Wednesday (10th Aug). The accident took place just before midnight on Tuesday (9th Aug) on kilometre 429 of the Panamericana Sur highway when a bus travelling...
In World
May 18, 2016 10:29 am gmt |
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Eight people were injured in the first day of the traditional “Toro Chutay” bull-fighting festival in Peru’s Huancavelica region on Monday (May 16). The majority of injuries happened during the “Jala Toro” act in which horsemen parade outside the stadium, pulling a group...
In World
May 17, 2016 7:56 am gmt |
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A pair of bus crashes in Peru on Sunday (May 15) and Monday (May 16) has left at least 26 people dead. On Monday, a bus fell into a ravine, leaving at least 16 dead. Over the weekend, in the northern region of Cajamarca, the passing of a third vehicle past two buses near Lima […]...
In World
April 18, 2016 10:03 am gmt |
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At least 24 people died and another 29 were injured on Saturday (April 16) when a bus went off a highway in Peru’s central Andes. The accident occurred in the early morning near the city of Pasco in central Peru. The bus belonged to the Estrella Polar transportation company. “They couldn&...
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April 16, 2016 6:51 am gmt |
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Peruvian archaeologists said on Thursday (April 14) they discovered six mummies and various pieces of ceramics in the archaeological site of Ancon, located in the north of the Bay of Ancon, in the Ancon District, on the central coast of Peru, local media reported. The site is one of the most importan...
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December 18, 2015 9:43 am gmt |
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A Canadian man killed a British man after the two took a hallucinogenic plant brew known as ayahuasca together at a spiritual retreat in the Peruvian Amazon, authorities said Thursday (Dec. 17). Witnesses told police the Canadian man, 29-year-old Joshua Andrew Freeman Stevens, killed the British man,...
In America
November 26, 2015 6:57 am gmt |
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Protesters took to the streets in Buenos Aires on Wednesday (November 25) to call for an end to gender-based violence in the South American country. According to local women’s rights group, Casa del Encuentro, Argentina reported an alarming 277 femicides – the killing of a woman by a man ...
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October 6, 2015 9:57 am gmt |
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Finance minister Ravi Karunanayake has gone to Peru to attend the annual meeting of the World Bank and the International Monitory Fund (IMF). The meeting is to be held at Lima, the capital of Peru from Oct 6 to 11. The finance minister is accompanied by the Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran and ...