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Peru evaluates expelling two foreigners for 'inciting' anti-mine protests

LIMA Peruvian police are evaluating the possible expulsion of two foreigners for "inciting" rural communities to protest against the Hudbay Minerals mining company, which owns a copper mine in the nation, the country's interior ministry said on Sunday.

Peru proposes lower air quality standards to attract buyer for smelter

BUENOS AIRES Peru has proposed loosening air quality regulations in parts of the country, a move that could clear the path toward attracting a new operator for a nearly century-old polymetallic smelter.

Apr 09 2017

Peru's president says flood recovery may cost up to $9 billion

LIMA The reconstruction of areas of Peru hit by severe floods in recent months will cost $3 billion in the short term, and up to $9 billion over five years, the country's president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, said in a radio interview on Friday.

Apr 07 2017

Peru seeks more international aid to cope with extreme floods

LIMA Peru needs more international aid to help hundreds of thousands of people cope with continuing floods and mudslides that have killed more than 100 people and torn apart much of the country's infrastructure, the transportation minister said Friday.

Apr 01 2017

Peru finance minister says flood damages merit wider fiscal gap

ASUNCION Reconstruction efforts in Peru after severe flooding that killed more than 100 people warrant a wider fiscal deficit target, though the country is not planning to access debt markets to finance the deficit, the finance minister said on Saturday.

Peru leads toughening stance on Venezuela after court power grab

LIMA Peru on Friday urged other nations to match its tough stance on Venezuela and withdraw their ambassadors from the country to protest the "authoritarian" takeover of its Congress by the pro-government Supreme Court.

Mar 31 2017

Peru prosecutors open graft probe into ex-leader Garcia: source

LIMA Public prosecutors in Peru have opened a preliminary probe into the country's former President Alan Garcia as part of a far-reaching inquiry into bribes that Brazilian builder Odebrecht SA has acknowledged distributing to win local contracts, a source in the attorney general's office said Friday.

World, Brazil Mar 31 2017

Floods in Peru threaten to sweep away rich archaeological legacy - explorer

LIMA Extreme floods wreaking havoc in Peru are also threatening the South American country's rich archeological heritage and the tourism that thrives on it, a Peruvian archaeologist said on Tuesday.

World, Environment Mar 29 2017

El Nino will not likely hurt anchovy catches in Peru-industry

LIMA The localized El Nino phenomenon that has unleashed deadly downpours in Peru is unlikely to threaten an expected rebound in anchovy captures this year, the head of a fishing industry group said on Tuesday.

Mar 29 2017

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.