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 ...

Peruvian judge orders jail for former president Kuczynski

America 04/19/19, 16:15

A Peruvian judge has ordered that former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski be jailed for up to three years as authorities investigate his alleged involvement in a corruption case.The order announced Friday against Kuczynski, which is designed to prevent him from ...

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 ...

Venezuelan opposition leader’s wife emerges as potent force

America 03/27/19, 00:24

With her youthful energy and globe-trotting, the 26-year-old wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is emerging as a prominent figure in his campaign to bring change to the crisis-wracked country.Fabiana Rosales' age and informal dress, often jeans, while touring ...

Update: Ex-Peru president brushes off detention queries

U.S. 03/18/19, 16:24

The Latest on the public drunkenness arrest of Peru's former president (all times local):2:20 p.m.Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo brushed off questions about his arrest on suspicion of public drunkenness during a radio interview.En esta foto liberada el lunes 18 ...

Ex-Peru president arrested in California drunkenness case

U.S. 03/18/19, 15:57

Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, wanted in his home country in connection with Latin America's biggest graft scandal, was arrested in California on suspicion of public intoxication and spent the night in jail before he was released Monday morning, authorities ...

High risk expedition to reach isolated tribe in Brazil

World 03/07/19, 12:25

Brazil's agency for indigenous peoples has sent off a rare and high-risk expedition hoping to contact a small, isolated group in the Amazon and reunite its members with some of their relatives, saying the move is necessary to avoid bloodshed ...

Swiss federal judges reject final appeal by Peru’s Guerrero

Sports 03/07/19, 06:55

Peru forward Paolo Guerrero lost his final appeal against a 14-month ban by FIFA for a positive doping test.Switzerland's supreme court said on Thursday its panel of five federal judges rejected Guerrero's appeal against FIFA and the World Anti-Doping Agency.The ...

FIFA strips Peru of U17 World Cup hosting rights

Soccer 02/22/19, 17:47

FIFA has stripped Peru of Under-20 World Cup hosting rights, citing concerns about the infrastructure.The decision was taken by the bureau of the FIFA Council which features the six regional confederation presidents and FIFA President Gianni Infantino.The tournament was due ...

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