Protesters occupy small airport near oil block in Peru's Amazon

LIMA - Hundreds of indigenous community members took control of a small Amazonian airport inside Peru's biggest oil block, tribal leaders said on Tuesday, part of a dispute with Argentine energy firm Pluspetrol and the government over pollution and use of local resources.

U.S. returns stolen artwork to Peru

SAN ANTONIO - U.S. officials returned two stolen, colonial-era paintings to the government of Peru on Wednesday in a repatriation ceremony at the San Antonio Museum of Art.

22 Oct 2014

Peru's ex-prosecutor to head anti-corruption group

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global anti-corruption campaigners at Transparency International elected Peruvian lawyer José Ugaz as its new head on Sunday marking a shift from quiet diplomacy in combating fraud and bribery toward more grassroots activism.

19 Oct 2014

U.S. may make major climate fund contribution -Peru minister

WASHINGTON - The United States may make a major contribution in November to a fund to help poor countries prepare for and combat climate change, said the foreign minister of Peru, the country hosting a round of climate negotiations in December.

10 Oct 2014

Peru mine's jailed foe on course for vote win: partial results

LIMA - A jailed opponent of Newmont Mining Corp's proposed $5 billion Conga mine was headed for re-election in Peru's Cajamarca region, provisional results and a pollster's quick count showed on Monday.

06 Oct 2014

Norway to pay Peru $300 million for forest-based emissions reductions

- Norway plans to spend as much as $300 million to support a program in Peru to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the destruction of the world's fourth largest tropical forest, the two countries announced on Tuesday.

23 Sep 2014

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

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.

15 Sep 2014

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