UN says there are 3 million Venezuelan refugees and migrants

America 11/08/18, 15:17

The number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela has risen to 3 million worldwide, the United Nations said Thursday.The U.N. refugee agency and the U.N. migration agency said 2.4 million Venezuelan refugees and migrants are in Latin America and the Caribbean and the rest are in other regions.Citing data from ...

Former Peruvian first daughter detained in corruption probe

America 10/31/18, 18:40

Former Peruvian first daughter Keiko Fujimori has been ordered jailed in a case that has captured attention in the South American nation as it reels from a series of corruption scandals reaching into the highest echelons of power.Judge Richard Concepcion ruled Wednesday that the 43-year-old opposition leader should be detained ...

Mountain birds on “escalator to extinction” as planet warms

Science 10/29/18, 15:02

Scientists have been able to prove how mountain-dwelling birds are pushed to ever higher elevations by a changing climate, what scientists call "an elevator to extinction."A meticulous re-creation of a three decade-old study of birds on a mountainside in Peru gave biologists a rare chance to study how the birds' ...

Angelina Jolie seeks support for Venezuelan refugees

America 10/23/18, 13:29

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie says the exodus of millions of Venezuelans from their country has led to a "shocking" migrant crisis in South America that was "predictable and preventable."Jolie is ending a three-day visit to Peru a special envoy for the United Nations refugee agency. During her visit Jolie met ...

Peru’s president soars as he channels anger over corruption

World 10/18/18, 00:15

Martin Vizcarra stepped down from a military helicopter into a small Peruvian jungle village where no president had ventured before.Donning thick-soled boots, he journeyed across the banks of an Amazonian tributary to inaugurate a new bridge replacing a rope-and-basket system people had used for decades to cross the churning current ...

Judge frees Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori

World 10/17/18, 20:36

Peru's opposition leader Keiko Fujimori was freed by an appeals judge late Wednesday, a week after she was arrested in an ongoing money laundering investigation.Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori, and leader of the opposition party, speaks to judges to request her detention be revoked during ...

Sargent scores, US gives up late goal in 1-1 tie with Peru

Soccer 10/16/18, 22:43

Josh Sargent scored early in the second half and three more Americans made their debuts under interim coach Dave Sarachan before a young United States team conceded an 86th-minute goal to Enrico Flores in a 1-1 exhibition tie against Peru on Tuesday night.Sargent, an 18-year-old who has yet to play ...

Guzan to make 1st US appearance in 13 months

Soccer 10/15/18, 18:51

Brad Guzan is set to make his first appearance for the United States in 13 months when the Americans play Peru in an exhibition on Tuesday night.The 34-year-old Guzan has not played for the U.S. since Sept. 5 last year, a 1-1 draw at Honduras in a World Cup qualifier. ...

Steffen out with tight hamstring; Guzan or Horvath in goal

Soccer 10/13/18, 12:14

Goalkeeper Zack Steffen will miss the United States' exhibition against Peru, leaving Brad Guzan or Ethan Horvath to start Tuesday in East Hartford, Connecticut.The U.S. Soccer Federation said Saturday that Steffen has a tight right hamstring and left training camp. He started the last four U.S. games, including Thursday's 4-2 ...

Peru opposition leader Fujimori detained in corruption probe

America 10/10/18, 19:08

Former Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori was detained on Wednesday as part of a money-laundering investigation, the latest political leader in the Andean nation to face scrutiny over alleged corruption.Photos of Fujimori covering her cuffed hands with a black jacket and escorted by police officers circulated on social media to ...

Injured McKennie to miss US games vs Colombia, Peru

Soccer 10/07/18, 17:30

Midfielder Weston McKennie injured his right adductor muscle and will miss the United States' exhibition games against Colombia and Peru.McKennie, a 20-year-old Texan, scored his first two professional goals in the past week for Schalke, against Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League and Fortuna Duesseldorf in the Bundesliga.He has been ...

Tourists flock to swim with sea lions near Peru’s capital

World 10/05/18, 00:18

Foreign tourists are flocking to a group of rocky islands a few miles off the coast of Peru's capital for a once-in-a-lifetime experience: a chance to swim with sea lions.In this Aug. 8, 2018 photo, tourists take a selfie in the water with sea lions in the background on the ...

Magical film figures lure youth to explore Peruvian wetland

World 10/03/18, 00:10

The Huasao wetland in the heart of the bygone Incan Empire languished for years as a wasteland that locals used as their dump. Cleaned up and given a second life, it's now attracting droves of tourists lured by magical figures plucked straight from Hollywood movies.Towering statues of Ents — trees ...

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 eat bad guys for breakfast," Daniel Urresti told the cheering ...

Isabel Allende to receive honorary National Book Award medal

Entertainment 09/20/18, 09:54

Isabel Allende, winner of an honorary National Book Award, sees no reason to discuss her legacy."I think legacy is a very masculine word," the author known for "The House of the Spirits" and other novels told The Associated Press during a recent telephone interview. "I don't think women think in ...

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