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 to be staged in October after Peru was awarded the ...

Tortoise feared extinct found on remote Galapagos island

Enviroment 02/20/19, 17:03

A living member of species of tortoise not seen in more than 110 years and feared to be extinct has been found in a remote part of the Galapagos island of Fernandina.An adult female Chelonoidis phantasticus, also known as the Fernandina Giant Tortoise, was spotted Sunday by a joint expedition ...

Peruvian emigre gives US voice to Venezuela hard-liners

Entertainment 01/31/19, 12:52

An emigre who once fled a right-wing strongman in Peru has made his U.S.-based television program a forum for hardline opponents of Venezuela's leftist President Nicolas Maduro — including some who are quite ready for the shedding of blood."I am a conspirator in favor of freedom," Jaime Bayly says.Bayly's news ...

Collapse at Peruvian hotel kills 15 amid wedding celebration

America 01/27/19, 10:29

Civil defense officials in Peru say a hotel wall collapsed during a wedding celebration, killing at least 15 people.Civil defense chief Jorge Chavez says dozens of people who had been dancing were caught under the collapsing wall and a roof early Sunday at the Alhambra hotel in the Andean city ...

Unbearable stench: Giant sewage spill befouls Peru’s capital

America 01/16/19, 16:52

Amid an unbearable stench in Peru's capital, thousands of workers, police and soldiers are struggling to contain and clean up a flood of sewage that has caused a health emergency in one of Lima's most populous districts.The foul flood was caused by a blockage in a giant pipe that collects ...

Bus singer gives voice to Venezuela’s growing diaspora

America 01/16/19, 01:43

A year ago, Venezuelan migrant Reymar Perdomo was singing for spare change on jammed buses, struggling to make ends meet while building a new life in Peru's capital.But her life took a turn when she wrote a heartfelt reggae song about leaving her homeland that went viral on the internet ...

Peru’s attorney general resigns over corruption probe

America 01/08/19, 20:03

Peru's attorney general resigned on Tuesday amid accusations that he hindered a corruption probe involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.In a letter presented to Peru's chief prosecutors, Pedro Chavarry said he was stepping down in order to preserve the autonomy of the Attorney General's Office and stop the country's president from ...

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 in his crisis-wracked South American country.The sharp criticism came at ...

Update: Diplomats urge Venezuela’s Maduro to cede power

America 01/04/19, 13:45

The Latest on a regional meeting about Venezuela's political crisis. (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A dozen Latin America governments have urged Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to abstain from being sworn in for a second term next week and cede power until new elections can be held that they say is the ...

Top US trade official voices concern over Peru logging

America 01/03/19, 22:09

The top U.S. trade official contends Peru's government is not living up to its commitment to combat illegal logging in a case that could have broader implications as Washington debates ratifying a new North American free trade deal. In a letter sent Dec. 21 to a congressman, U.S. Trade Representative Robert ...

Peru’s attorney general reverses course on corruption probe

World 01/02/19, 14:22

Peru's attorney general has reversed his dismissal of the lead investigators in a sweeping corruption probe, retreating after drawing a public outcry and a bid by the president to remove him from office.Attorney General Pedro Chavarry's announcement Wednesday came just two days after the prosecutors' removal sparked street protests across ...

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 while shouting the name of one of the removed prosecutors ...

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 measures that would prohibit legislators from immediate reelection, create stricter ...

Peru’s soccer boss arrested as part of criminal probe

Sports 12/06/18, 13:42

The head of Peru's soccer federation has been arrested a few months after leading his country back to the World Cup for the first time in 36 years.Prosecutors say Edwin Oviedo will be held initially for 15 days as they investigate his alleged role in a criminal network that paid ...

PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Football 11/16/18, 00:02

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week.In this Nov. 14, 2018 photo, two Central American migrants walk along the top of the border structure separating Mexico and the United States, in ...

Sigrid Nunez’s novel “The Friend” wins National Book Award

Entertainment 11/15/18, 00:13

Sigrid Nunez's "The Friend," a meditative novel about grief, books and, not least, a Great Dane named Apollo, has won the National Book Award for fiction. Other winners Wednesday night included Jeffrey C. Stewart's "The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke" for nonfiction and Justin Philip Reed's "Indecency for ...

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