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What is left when Peru's flood waters recede


CARAPONGO, Peru On the outskirts of Lima, hundreds of householders salvage scant belongings in what is left of their homes after the Rimac River burst its banks in recent weeks amid Peru's worst flooding disaster in decades.

Abnormal El Nino in Peru unleashes deadly downpours; more flooding seen

LIMA A sudden and abnormal warming of Pacific waters off Peru has unleashed the deadliest downpours in decades, with landslides and raging rivers sweeping away people, clogging highways and destroying crops. | Video

World, Environment Mar 20 2017

Peru president's popularity falls to 32 percent as rains wreak havoc

LIMA Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's approval rating slipped 6 percentage points to 32 percent in an Ipsos poll taken while deadly downpours and flooding racked the Andean country, local daily El Comercio reported Sunday.

World, Natural Disasters Mar 19 2017

Peru could suspend airport project if comptroller objects: government

LIMA Peru could suspend a $525 million airport project if the country's comptroller recommends doing so amid questions over controversial changes to the contract, the transportation minister said Thursday.

Mar 15 2017

Peru doubts OAS proposal to suspend Venezuela will proceed

VINA DEL MAR, Chile Peru's foreign minister called a proposal to suspend Venezuela from the Organization Of American States (OAS) "extreme" and said on Wednesday it likely would not have sufficient support of member states.

Mar 15 2017

Exclusive: Odebrecht Peru may miss payments to creditors as assets seized - source

LIMA Odebrecht's Peruvian unit might not be able to pay creditors and suppliers starting next month after $30 million of its local assets were seized by authorities to ensure it will pay eventual reparations for bribes, a company source said.

Mar 15 2017

Strike hits output at top Peru copper mine Cerro Verde -union

LIMA Workers at Peru's top copper mine, Freeport-McMoRan's Cerro Verde , started an indefinite strike on Friday that halted 95 percent of production of about 40,000 tonnes per month, the union said.

Mar 10 2017

Peruvian president criticizes U.S. proposal to separate immigrant families

LIMA Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski criticized a proposal being considered by the Trump administration to separate women and children crossing illegally into the United States, saying it was "something that shouldn't be happening in the 21st century."

World, Mexico Mar 09 2017

Venezuela calls Peruvian leader 'coward' and 'dog'

CARACAS/LIMA Venezuela's leftist government on Monday called Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski a "coward" and a "dog" servile to the United States, leading Peru to respond by sending a protest note and calling in its ambassador for consultations.

Mar 06 2017

Odebrecht could abandon all projects in Peru within six months: Kuczynski

LIMA Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, which has admitted to paying bribes in 12 Latin American countries, can leave behind all its ongoing projects in Peru within six months, the Andean country's president said in an interview published Sunday.

World, Brazil Mar 05 2017