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Peru: Republic in South America
Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is a megadiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains vertically extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon Basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon river.

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Thousands of Peruvians say goodbye to ex-president following suicide

Thousand of Peruvians said goodbye on Thursday in Lima to ex-president Alan Garcia -- who killed himself this week - in the second of three days of national mourning declared by President Martin..
Reuters - Published

Peru's ex-president Garcia kills himself to avoid arrest in Odebrecht probe

Peru's former president Alan Garcia shot himself in the head on Wednesday to avoid arrest in connection with alleged bribes from Brazilian builder Odebrecht, taking his own life, in the most dramatic..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Peru

Peruvians Pay Respects To Ex-Pres Who Killed Self [Video]Peruvians Pay Respects To Ex-Pres Who Killed Self

LIMA (Reuters) - Thousand of Peruvians said goodbye on Thursday in Lima to ex-president Alan Garcia — who killed himself this week - in the second of three days of national mourning declared by..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Wake for ex-president Garcia raises old political scores in Peru [Video]Wake for ex-president Garcia raises old political scores in Peru

Family, friends and supporters gathered on Thursday for a wake in honour of ex-president Alan Garcia, who shot himself in the head this week to avoid arrest. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

Peru ex-leader Garcia dies after shooting himself before arrest [Video]Peru ex-leader Garcia dies after shooting himself before arrest

Garcia died in a hospital after shooting himself as police arrived at his house to arrest him amid corruption probe.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published

Peru's Former President Dies From Self-Inflicted Wound [Video]Peru's Former President Dies From Self-Inflicted Wound

​Alan García served two terms as president, from 1985-1990 and 2006-2011.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

Peru's Ex-President Garcia Takes Own Life To Avoid Arrest [Video]Peru's Ex-President Garcia Takes Own Life To Avoid Arrest

Peru’s former president Alan Garcia shot himself in the head on Wednesday, taking his own life. According to Reuters, it was to avoid being arrested in connection with alleged bribes from Brazilian..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Peru's Garcia, Former President And Political Chameleon, Kills Himself to Avoid Arrest [Video]Peru's Garcia, Former President And Political Chameleon, Kills Himself to Avoid Arrest

According to Reuters, the former president of Peru Alan Garcia, fatally shot himself in the head on Wednesday at his home in Lima as police waited in another room to arrest him in the Odebrecht case...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Peru’s ex-leader dies after self-inflicted gunshot wound [Video]Peru’s ex-leader dies after self-inflicted gunshot wound

Peru’s former president Alan Garcia died in a hospital in Lima on Wednesday, hours after authorities say he shot himself in the head to avoid arrest. Jillian Kitchener reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Angry Garcia supporters point fingers after his death [Video]Angry Garcia supporters point fingers after his death

Dramatic scenes outside a Lima hospital on Wednesday as angry supporters of Peru's former president Alan Garcia mourned his death while blaming authorities. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

Former President Of Peru Dies After Shooting Himself To Avoid Arrest [Video]Former President Of Peru Dies After Shooting Himself To Avoid Arrest

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, authorities said that Peru's former president Alan Garcia died in a hospital in Lima after shooting himself before police arrived at his house to arrest..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

Protesters gather after reported death of Peru's Garcia [Video]Protesters gather after reported death of Peru's Garcia

Peru's former president Alan Garcia died in a hospital in Lima on Wednesday after shooting himself as police arrived at his house to arrest him in connection with a bribery probe, authorities said on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:30Published

Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia Shot Himself [Video]Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia Shot Himself

CNN reports Peru's former president Alan Garcia is in critical condition after shooting himself in the neck. Peruvian state news agency Andina reported Garcia was rushed to the hospital in Lima on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Peru’s Former President Shoots Himself In The Neck [Video]Peru’s Former President Shoots Himself In The Neck

According to Business Insider, Peru's former president shot himself in the neck as officers came to arrest him over bribery allegations on Wednesday morning. García is accused of receiving bribes from..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Peru's ex-president Garcia shoots himself [Video]Peru's ex-president Garcia shoots himself

Peru's former president Alan Garcia shot himself early on Wednesday after police arrived at his home in the capital Lima to arrest him in connection with a bribery investigation, a police source said...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

U.S. to use all tools to hold Maduro accountable: Pompeo [Video]U.S. to use all tools to hold Maduro accountable: Pompeo

The United States will continue to use all economic and political tools at its disposal to hold Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accountable for a worsening crisis in his country, U.S. Secretary of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Pompeo talks immigration, North Korea on Peru visit [Video]Pompeo talks immigration, North Korea on Peru visit

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Saturday (April 13) as part of a tour to shore up U.S. objectives in Venezuela

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Pompeo says U.S. won't quit fight in Venezuela, defends sanctions [Video]Pompeo says U.S. won't quit fight in Venezuela, defends sanctions

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has defended sanctions on Venezuela and said the United States would not "quit the fight" in the socialist-run Latin American nation which is spiralling into..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:41Published

Ancient Whale With Four Legs Discovered in Peru [Video]Ancient Whale With Four Legs Discovered in Peru

An ancient whale has been discovered in Peru that lived around 42.6 million years ago. It is unlike whales we know today, with four legs, hooves and an otter-like tail.

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 05:08Published

British pastor, environmental activist found dead in Peru [Video]British pastor, environmental activist found dead in Peru

Police in Peru have launched an investigation into the death of a 71-year-old British pastor, an environmental and indigenous activist who campaigned against the incursion of oil and mining companies..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:50Published

Usain Bolt competes against a motorcycle taxi in Peru [Video]Usain Bolt competes against a motorcycle taxi in Peru

Usain Bolt competes against a motorcycle taxi in Peru. The eight-time Olympic gold medalist took on the colourful vehicle and easily jogged past it towards the finish line.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published

Eight miners suffocate in unauthorised Peruvian gold mine - local media [Video]Eight miners suffocate in unauthorised Peruvian gold mine - local media

Eight men suffocated in an unauthorised gold mine in Peru after a tunnel they dug began spewing noxious fumes, local media reported. Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:39Published

At least 20 killed after bus in Peru catches fire at banned bus stop [Video]At least 20 killed after bus in Peru catches fire at banned bus stop

At least 20 people were killed when a bus caught fire in the Peruvian capital Lima on Sunday. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:44Published

Floods wash away homes in Peru [Video]Floods wash away homes in Peru

Homes in rural Peru were washed away on Friday (March 29) after the Perene River burst its banks, affecting thousands of families in Chanchamayo province. No reporter narration

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:47Published

Peru battered by torrential rains and heavy floods [Video]Peru battered by torrential rains and heavy floods

Children use buckets to paddle to school in Iquitos after torrential rains caused incessant flooding in the region.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:43Published

Peruvian Ex-President Arrested For Being Drunk In Public In California [Video]Peruvian Ex-President Arrested For Being Drunk In Public In California

According to Reuters, Peru’s former president, Alejandro Toledo, considered a fugitive in Peru, was arrested for being drunk in public in California and released early on Monday. Since 2017, Toledo,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Earthquake strikes southern Ecuador [Video]Earthquake strikes southern Ecuador

The were no immediate reports of casualities or damage after a powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck southern Ecuador early Friday morning. Linda So reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

 

Peru's Garcia, former president and political chameleon, kills himself to avoid arrest

Alan Garcia was the charismatic chameleon of Peruvian politics, once popular enough to be elected president twice. But his terms were filled with ups and downs and he eventually became caught up in the..
Reuters - Published

Peru ex-president Garcia shoots himself as police try to arrest him

Peru's former president Alan Garcia shot himself early on Wednesday after police arrived at his home in the capital Lima to arrest him in connection with a bribery investigation, a police source said.
Reuters - Published

Clashes in Peru coca eradication operation leave at least two dead

Two farmers were killed in clashes in Peru that erupted on Friday as authorities launched an operation to uproot coca plants - used to make cocaine - in a region near the border with Bolivia, a local..
Reuters - Published

Two killed in clashes in coca eradication operation in Peru

Two farmers were killed in clashes in Peru on Friday after authorities launched a surprise operation to eradicate coca plants - used to make cocaine - in a region near the border with Bolivia, a local..
Reuters - Published

On Pompeo's Latin America visit, Venezuela crisis and China trade loom large

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday began a three-day visit to Chile, Paraguay and Peru, a clutch of fast-growing countries in a region where China's growing presence is a concern for..
Reuters - Published

Catholic Church in Peru rebukes local bishop who sued journalists

The Catholic Church in Peru on Wednesday rebuked a local archbishop who has sued two local investigative journalists for libel after they broke a sex abuse story involving an elite Catholic society..
Reuters - Published

Peruvian judge orders arrest of ex-President Kuczynski in bribery probe

A Peruvian judge ordered the arrest of former President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on Wednesday while also authorizing a search of his properties as part of a probe into a bribery scheme linked to..
Reuters - Published

Judge orders Peru's former president Kuczynski to jail for 10 days

A judge ordered Peru's former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to spend 10 days in jail and authorized a search of his properties in connection with a bribery probe into Brazilian builder Odebrecht,..
Reuters - Published

Peru's former president Kuczynski ordered to 10 days in jail

A judge ordered Peru's former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to spend 10 days in jail and authorized a search of his properties in connection with a money-laundering probe into Brazilian builder..
Reuters - Published

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