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One dead in Peru after angry mob tries to lynch pollsters

LIMA One woman has been killed and some 40 people were arrested in a Peruvian shantytown after an angry mob tried to lynch two pollsters whom residents believed were butchering local children to take their organs, authorities said Friday.

Americas' top human rights body hears first LGBT torture case

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An eight-year legal battle by a gay Peruvian man who accused police of raping him went before the Americas' leading human rights organization on Thursday in a landmark case to determine whether the alleged crime was torture.

Dec 02 2016

Peru says deadly fire before summit may have been intentional

LIMA A mall fire that killed four people just before a global trade summit in Peru may have been set intentionally, authorities said on Wednesday as they offered a 15,000 soles ($4,392) reward for information about a man recorded by security cameras.

Dec 01 2016

Drug smuggling at ports in Peru rises as dockworkers lured: government

LIMA Drug trafficking from Peruvian ports has risen in recent years as criminal networks groom dockworkers to smuggle packets of cocaine into shipping containers, the country's new anti-narcotics agency, Devida, said on Monday.

Nov 28 2016

Wildfires tear across drought-stricken parts of Peru

LIMA Wildfires have torn through more than 22,000 hectares (54,363 acres) of forest, protected areas and farmland in drought-stricken parts of Peru as the Andean country suffers one of its driest periods in years, authorities said on Thursday.

Peru government renews bid to keep conflicts from turning deadly

LIMA A government commission in Peru traveled to a remote Andean region this week to reassure locals that sorely-needed public works were on the way, part of a renewed bid to keep conflicts in the mineral-rich country from turning deadly, the government said on Thursday.

Nov 24 2016

Peru slams U.N. agency for hiring former first lady under investigation

LIMA Peru rebuked the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization on Wednesday for hiring former first lady Nadine Heredia as a Geneva-based director while she is a suspect in a money laundering inquiry.

World, United Nations Nov 23 2016

Peru proposes talks to save TPP after Trump firms up opposition

LIMA Peru proposed new talks to ensure the U.S.-proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership will be implemented after Donald Trump vowed to withdraw the United States from the sweeping trade deal on the first day of his administration.

Politics, Election 2016 Nov 22 2016

Peru and China hail tightening ties as Xi visits after Trump win

LIMA Peru rolled out the red carpet and heaped praise on Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday in a celebration of tightening ties with the Asian powerhouse in the wake of Donald Trump's surprise U.S. presidential victory.

World, United Nations Nov 21 2016

Peru prosecutors say can convict ex-president of money laundering

LIMA Peruvian prosecutors said they have evidence to convict ex-president Ollanta Humala of money laundering, accusing him of taking illicit funds from Venezuela and Brazilian construction companies, the attorney general's office said Friday.

World, Brazil Nov 11 2016