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Peru's ex-president Garcia dies after shooting himself to avoid arrest

Peru's former president Alan Garcia died in a hospital in Lima on Wednesday, hours after shooting himself in the head to avoid arrest in connection with a bribery probe, authorities said on Wednesday.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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,..
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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..
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U.S. concludes environmental spat with Peru using trade treaty

The U.S. government, fearing Peru had recently acted to weaken its ability to stop illegal logging, has used a 2009 trade treaty's environmental provisions to stop Lima from eliminating its forestry..
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Peruvian judge jails lawyers for three years over copper mine blockade

A Peruvian judge on Wednesday ordered three years of jail time for three lawyers representing indigenous villagers who have blockaded shipments from a massive copper mine operated by Chinese miner MMG..
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Prosecutors in Peru probe mayor for discrimination against Venezuelans

Prosecutors in Peru have opened a preliminary probe into the mayor of an Andean city who promised to "free" his city of Venezuelan immigrants and force companies to hire more locals, the attorney..
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Eight miners suffocated in unauthorized gold mine in Peru: local media

Eight men suffocated in an unauthorized gold mine in Peru after a tunnel they dug began spewing noxious fumes, local media reported on Sunday.
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At least 20 killed after bus in Peru catches fire at banned bustop

At least 20 people were killed and eight injured when the double-decker bus they were traveling in caught on fire in the Peruvian capital Lima on Sunday, a spokesman for the country's firefighters..
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Local leader in Peru open to talks to end blockade of Chinese mine

The recently-freed leader of an indigenous community that has cut off access to a major copper mine in Peru said on Saturday that he was open to talks with the government, the first sign of a potential..
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Protests at Chinese copper mine in Peru continue after local leader freed

Peruvian police on Friday freed the leader of an indigenous community that has blocked roads to a major copper mine, but hours later arrested his second-in-command, accusing him of running over police..
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Peru frees indigenous leader from jail as copper mine protests mount

Peruvian police released an indigenous leader from jail on Friday after hundreds of protesters in a remote Andean region demanded his freedom by cutting off access to a huge Chinese copper mine.
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Peru declares state of emergency near China-owned mine as protests mount

Peruvian authorities declared a state of emergency and banned public gatherings in an Andean town where a long-running local community protest has shut off access to Chinese miner MMG Ltd's massive..
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Peru police arrest five men in gang rape of mentally ill teenager

Police in Peru have arrested five men in connection with the gang rape a mentally ill young woman last week and are searching for two other suspects in a case that has shocked the South American..
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Peruvian ex-president arrested for being drunk in public in California

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, authorities in California said.
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Peru President Vizcarra swears in actor as new prime minister

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra swore in actor and former Culture Minister Salvador del Solar as his new prime minister on Monday in a cabinet shuffle that may help shore up his slipping approval..
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Peru PM resigns as approval for Vizcarra government slips

Peru's Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva has stepped down, the government said on Friday, amid calls for President Martin Vizcarra to shake up his government and revive falling approval ratings.
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Peru's PM to resign as President seeks ratings boost: sources

Peru's Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva will step down from his position, three government sources told Reuters on Friday, as the country's President Martín Vizcarra looks to shake up his government..
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