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Peru's Humala abruptly replaces his finance minister with key adviser

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LIMA - Peru's President Ollanta Humala replaced his influential finance minister with the ministry's chief adviser late on Sunday in a surprise shake-up that comes amid the worst economic slowdown in five years.

Isolated Peruvian tribe risks human contact, and disease

ALTO MADRE DE DIOS RIVER Peru - Six Mashco Piro tribeswomen crouched low as they escaped back into the jungle after raiding a remote lodge in Peru's Manu National Park in the western Amazon, clutching newly prized tools: metallic cooking pots.

07 Sep 2014

Peru's Humala eyes more reforms to spur faster growth

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.

12 Jul 2014

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