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Miners call off strike in Peru after deal with government


LIMA Striking mining workers in Peru agreed to return to work by Monday after the government of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski promised to name a task force to discuss labor laws with them, the Labor Ministry said on Friday.

Peru gov't fires special attorney on Odebrecht graft probe

LIMA The government of Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said on Thursday that it was firing its special counsel in a corruption probe of Brazilian builder Odebrecht, sparking accusations of interference.

World, Brazil Jul 20 2017

Peru's jailed ex-leader Fujimori backs son as opposition splits

LIMA Peru's imprisoned ex-president Alberto Fujimori backed his son on Wednesday for "building bridges" with the government of centrist President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, and issued a rare rebuke to the opposition party led by his daughter that now controls Congress.

Jul 19 2017

Most Peruvians back pardon for jailed ex-president Fujimori: Ipsos poll

LIMA A majority of Peruvians would back President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski if he decides to pardon the country's imprisoned former autocratic leader, Alberto Fujimori, according to a poll by Ipsos published on Tuesday.

Jul 18 2017

Strong earthquake strikes off Peru, no damage seen

LIMA An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 struck off the coast of Peru on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, though Peru’s civil defense institute Indeci said there was no risk of a tsunami and no immediate damage.

Peru leader's approval falls amid battle with opposition: poll

LIMA The approval rating of Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski fell this month amid a bitter political battle with the opposition that saw the resignation of his economy minister, according to a poll released on Sunday.

Jul 16 2017

Peru's ex-presidents Humala and Fujimori, old foes, share prison

LIMA Peru's former left-leaning President Ollanta Humala, ordered to spend 18 months in pre-trial detention, was moved on Friday to a prison built for his longtime foe ex-autocratic leader Alberto Fujimori.

Jul 14 2017

Peru president urges fair trial for predecessor

LIMA Peru's president urged a speedy trial of his jailed predecessor Ollanta Humala on Friday, as an ongoing graft scandal tests the Andean nation's political establishment and its judicial system.

Jul 14 2017

Peru's ex-President Humala jailed for up to 18 months before trial

LIMA Peru's former President Ollanta Humala and his wife turned themselves in to authorities late on Thursday after a judge ordered them to spend up to 18 months in jail while prosecutors prepare charges against them for alleged money laundering.

Jul 14 2017

U.N.experts tell Peru to halt oil talks until pollution remedied

LIMA United Nations human rights experts on Thursday called on Peru to suspend negotiations on a new contract for a large oilfield in the Amazon until past pollution was cleaned up and the rights of indigenous groups respected.

Jul 13 2017