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Thousands of Peruvians say goodbye to ex-president following suicide

3:38am EDT

LIMA Thousand of Peruvians said goodbye on Thursday in Lima to ex-president Alan Garcia -- who killed himself this week - in the second of three days of national mourning declared by President Martin Vizcarra. | Video

Peru's ex-president Garcia kills himself to avoid arrest in Odebrecht probe

Apr 17 2019

LIMA Peru's former president Alan Garcia shot himself in the head on Wednesday to avoid arrest in connection with alleged bribes from Brazilian builder Odebrecht, taking his own life, in the most dramatic turn yet in Latin America's largest graft scandal. | Video

Peru's Garcia, former president and political chameleon, kills himself to avoid arrest

Apr 17 2019

LIMA Alan Garcia was the charismatic chameleon of Peruvian politics, once popular enough to be elected president twice. But his terms were filled with ups and downs and he eventually became caught up in the Odebrecht bribery scandal that rocked Latin America.

Peru's Garcia, former president and political chameleon, kills himself to avoid arrest

Apr 17 2019

LIMA Alan Garcia was the charismatic chameleon of Peruvian politics, once popular enough to be elected president twice. But his terms were filled with ups and downs and he eventually became caught up in the Odebrecht bribery scandal that rocked Latin America.

Indigenous community ends blockade of Peru's Las Bambas copper mine

Apr 13 2019

LIMA Las Bambas mine, one of Peru's largest copper producers, resumed copper transports on Saturday after indigenous communities ended a more than two-month blockade of a key highway, the company said.

Peru central bank holds key rate steady at 2.75 pct

Apr 11 2019

LIMA, April 11 Peru's central bank kept its benchmark interest rate at 2.75 percent on Thursday, with annual inflation holding within the bank's target range even as the pace of economic growth has quickened in recent months.

Peruvian judge jails lawyers for three years over copper mine blockade

Apr 04 2019

LIMA A Peruvian judge on Wednesday ordered three years of jail time for three lawyers representing indigenous villagers who have blockaded shipments from a massive copper mine operated by Chinese miner MMG Ltd.

Protests at Chinese copper mine in Peru continue after local leader freed

Mar 30 2019

CHALLHUAHUACHO, Peru/LIMA Peruvian police on Friday freed the leader of an indigenous community that has blocked roads to a major copper mine, but hours later arrested his second-in-command, accusing him of running over police officers while driving drunk.

Rock-throwing protesters repel Peru government negotiators in dispute over Chinese copper mine

Mar 28 2019

LIMA A government negotiating team sent to Peru's southern copper belt to calm rising tensions at a Chinese-owned mine was repelled by indigenous protesters who hurled rocks at its helicopter on Wednesday, a government official said.

Peru officials head to Andes in hopes of ending copper road blockade

Mar 27 2019

* Govt has no one to negotiate with after village leader arrested

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