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Peru's Humala eyes more reforms to spur faster growth

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LIMA - Peru's President Ollanta Humala said on Saturday he plans policy changes to boost domestic demand and offset tumbling mining exports that have dragged growth to its weakest pace in five years.

Peru says El Nino threat over, waters cooling and fish returning

LIMA - The worst of the potentially disastrous weather pattern El Nino is now behind Peru and cooling sea temperatures are luring back schools of anchovy, the key ingredient in fishmeal, authorities said on Friday.

04 Jul 2014

Dutch killer Van der Sloot sets date for prison wedding

LIMA - Dutch citizen Joran Van der Sloot will marry his pregnant Peruvian girlfriend on Friday in prison, where the main suspect in the 2005 disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway is serving a 28-year sentence for a separate murder, his lawyer said.

03 Jul 2014

Peru's President Humala reshuffles cabinet as popularity sinks

LIMA - Peru's President Ollanta Humala replaced his foreign affairs, interior and transportation ministers on Monday in a surprise cabinet shake-up as his popularity sinks to new lows.

23 Jun 2014

China CNPC sees to invest at least $2 billion in Peru after Petrobras deal

LIMA - The China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) expects to invest at least $2 billion in Peru over the next 10 years, after having recently bought Petrobras' assets in the country, a top CNPC executive told Reuters on Tuesday.

China, Deals 27 May 2014

Indigenous anti-dam activist in Peru wins top U.S. environmental prize

LIMA - An indigenous activist whose lawsuits helped derail plans to dam Peruvian rivers to supply electricity to Brazil has won a top environmental award in the United States, prize organizers said on Monday.

Environment, Brazil 29 Apr 2014

Indigenous anti-dam activist in Peru wins top U.S. environmental prize

LIMA - An indigenous activist whose lawsuits helped derail plans to dam Peruvian rivers to supply electricity to Brazil has won a top environmental award in the United States, prize organizers said on Monday.

Environment, Brazil 28 Apr 2014

Peru's Vargas Llosa to take secret of Garcia Marquez spat to grave

CARACAS - Peruvian author and Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa vowed on Thursday to honor until death a pact with his late Colombian counterpart Gabriel Garcia Marquez not to reveal the mystery of their famous decades-old enmity.

Entertainment, People 24 Apr 2014

Peru arrests 28 linked to Shining Path on drugs, terror charges

LIMA - Peru arrested 28 people linked to the political wing of the largely defunct Shining Path insurgency on suspicions they are involved in drug trafficking and terrorism, the interior minister said on Thursday.

10 Apr 2014

Chile hit by powerful quake aftershock, no major damage

SANTIAGO - A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off northern Chile late on Wednesday but there were no reports of damage and a precautionary tsunami alert along the coast and in neighboring Peru was called off. | Video