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Peru Declares Emergency Over Protests

Posted December 5th, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A two-month state of emergency is in effect in northern Peru following violent protests over a gold mine project that critics fear will taint and diminish water supplies. The emergency declaration restricts certain civil liberties such as the freedom of assembly and allows arrests without warrants in four provinces of Cajamarca state that have seen […]

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Three Peruvian Children Killed by Contaminated Food

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 2:44 am (UTC-5)
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Peruvian health officials say three school children have died and dozens were treated at a hospital after eating food contaminated with pesticide. Offcials say 88 children and at least three adults became ill after consuming food prepared in a pot containing pesticide residue in Cajamarca north of Lima, the capital. Health officials say the food […]

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Peru Soldiers Killed In Rebel Attack

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 5:42 am (UTC-5)
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Peruvian military officials say two troops have been killed in an helicopter attack by Shining Path rebels. They say the soldiers were patrolling the Apurimac and Ene River valley when they came under fire Wednesday. Authorities say Shining Path rebels have ties to the drug trade in the valley area. The Maoist Shining Path rebels […]

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Peru President’s Brother Gets Reduced Sentence

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 2:52 am (UTC-5)
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Peru’s Supreme Court has reduced the prison sentence of President Ollanta Humala’s brother who led a failed rebellion six year ago. The court on Wednesday trimmed former Antauro Humala’s sentence from 25 to 19 years. Antauro Humala was sentenced for leading a 2005 armed uprising against then President Alejandro Toledo that killed six people, including […]

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Strong Earthquake Shakes Peru

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A strong earthquake has struck northern Peru, with reports of shaking felt more than 500 kilometers southwest in the capital, Lima. The U.S. Geological Survey says Wednesday’s 7.0 magnitude quake was centered north of the jungle city of Pucallpa, near the border with Brazil. The USGS had initially rated the earthquake 6.8. The quake was […]

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Strong Earthquake Shakes Peru

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A strong earthquake has struck northern Peru, with reports of shaking felt more than 500 kilometers southwest in the capital, Lima. The U.S. Geological Survey says Wednesday’s 6.8-magnitude quake was centered north of the jungle city of Pucallpa, near the border with Brazil. The quake was registered at a depth of 145 kilometers. The deeper […]

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Peru Swears In New President

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Ollanta Humala has taken office as Peru’s president, pledging in his inaugural address to ensure that all Peruvians will benefit from the country’s economic growth. Addressing Congress after being sworn in Thursday in Lima, President Humala said “economic progress” and “social inclusion” must work together. Mr. Humala was elected on promises he would more evenly […]

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Peru Swears In Humala as President

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Ollanta Humala has been sworn in as the new president of Peru, succeeding outgoing President Alan Garcia. Mr. Humala was elected on promises he would more evenly distribute the country’s mining wealth and the profits of the country’s recent economic growth. Thirty percent of Peruvians currently live below the poverty line. A number of South […]

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Peru’s Humala Prepares to Take Power

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala takes office Thursday, succeeding outgoing President Alan Garcia. Mr. Humala was elected this past June in a runoff, defeating Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of imprisoned former President Alberto Fujimori. Much of the campaign focused on continuing Peru’s rapid economic growth of recent years, while ensuring that the poor also see some […]

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Peru’s Humala Prepares to Take Power

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala takes office Thursday, succeeding outgoing President Alan Garcia. Mr. Humala was elected this past June in a runoff, defeating Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of imprisoned former president Alberto Fujimori. Much of the campaign focused on continuing Peru’s rapid economic growth of recent years, while ensuring that the poor also see some […]

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