Magnitude 8 earthquake strikes Amazon jungle in Peru

World 05/26/19, 09:06

A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru early Sunday, collapsing buildings and knocking out power to some areas but causing only one reported death. The quake struck at 2:41 a.m. and was centered ...

Ex-Peru president kills himself as police try to arrest him

America 04/17/19, 13:34

Former Peruvian President Alan García shot himself in the head and died Wednesday moments after police arrived at his home to arrest him on corruption allegations in Latin America's largest graft probe. President Martin Vizcarra announced the death on Twitter, saying ...

Alan García, ex-Peruvian president, dies at 69

America 04/17/19, 12:12

Alan García, a former Peruvian president whose first term in the 1980s was marred by financial chaos and rebel violence, and who was recently targeted in Latin America's biggest corruption scandal, shot himself and died on Wednesday at the age ...

Update: Doctors say Peru’s García died from hemorrhage

America 04/17/19, 11:59

The Latest on former Peruvian President Alan García (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Doctors say former Peruvian President Alan García died from a "massive cerebral hemorrhage from a gunshot and cardiorespiratory arrest." A statement released by the José Casimiro Ulloa Hospital in the ...

Ballet teacher breaking class barriers with dance in Peru

America 04/15/19, 11:30

In a Peruvian neighborhood where families consider running water a luxury, young girls are learning the delicate art of ballet dancing.In the classroom at a public school near the South American nation's Pacific coast, girls line up at wooden ballet ...

Update: Trump recalls Dukakis at Ohio tank plant

Politics 03/20/19, 14:50

The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Ohio (all times local): 3:45 p.m. President Donald Trump, touring an Ohio Army tank plant, says he wanted to get into one of the vehicles but was stopped by the memory of Michael Dukakis. Trump ...

Regional powers urge Venezuela’s Maduro to step down

America 01/04/19, 17:05

A dozen Latin American governments and Canada delivered a blistering rebuke to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday, questioning the legitimacy of his soon-to-begin second term and urging him to hand over power as the only path to restoring democracy ...

Peru’s president accuses AG of damaging big corruption probe

America 01/01/19, 20:43

Thousands of Peruvians marched in protest again Tuesday decrying the attorney general's dismissal of a team investigating the sweeping Odebrecht corruption case in a move that President Martin Vizcarra decried as "profoundly damaging."Demonstrators carried a giant Peruvian flag through Lima ...

Peruvians vote in referendum on fighting corruption

World 12/09/18, 00:05

Peruvians vote Sunday in a referendum aimed at curbing corruption as the South American nation tries to put an end to a scourge that has landed lawmakers, judges and even former presidents behind bars.The four questions on the ballot include ...

Ex-army general accused of murder leads mayoral race in Peru

World 10/02/18, 16:37

The retired army general blew kisses to supporters and promised an iron fist against criminals in Peru's massive capital city, delivering one of the trademark bombastic law-and-order speeches that have made him a leading candidate to be Lima's next mayor."I'll ...

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