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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.