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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.

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.

Peru declares state of emergency near China-owned mine as protests mount

Mar 29 2019

CHALLHUAHUACHO, Peru, March 29 Peruvian authorities declared a state of emergency and banned public gatherings in an Andean town where a long-running local community protest has shut off access to Chinese miner MMG Ltd's massive copper mine Las Bambas.

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

Deep 7.5-magnitude quake hits Ecuador-Peru border region

Feb 22 2019

QUITO/LIMA A deep magnitude-7.5 earthquake struck the Peru-Ecuador border region early on Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said, causing tremors that the Ecuadorian president said were felt around the country. | Video

Peru launches crackdown on illegal gold mining in Amazon

Feb 20 2019

LIMA Peru on Tuesday launched a drive to eliminate illegal gold mining in one of the Amazon's most biodiverse corners, sending 1,500 police and military officers to a region that has suffered rising deforestation from wildcat mining.

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