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Peruvian archaeologists unveil giant cat carved into Nazca hillside

LIMA Peruvian archaeologists have uncovered a 37-meter-long (120-foot-long) cat etching in a little-explored area of the country's celebrated Nazca Lines UNESCO heritage site which is home to hundreds of gigantic geoglyphs dating back more than 2,000 years. | Video

Peru's Vizcarra denies new corruption allegations, prosecutors to investigate

LIMA Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra denied allegations on Monday that he had received a payout from a construction company that won a public works contract when he was a regional governor, as prosecutors said they would open a preliminary investigation.

Oct 19 2020

Peru opens Machu Picchu for a single Japanese tourist after almost seven-month wait

(Corrects spelling of surname in October 12 story to Katayama) | Video

World, Japan Oct 13 2020

Chinese fishing fleet off Peru stirs up diplomatic waters as navy monitors

LIMA Peru's Navy on Friday was carefully watching a fleet of around 250 Chinese fishing vessels that had sailed just outside the Andean country's waters, angering the domestic fishing industry and sparking a Twitter war between Washington and Beijing.

Sep 25 2020

Chinese fishing vessels leave area near Ecuador's Galapagos

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador Ecuador's navy said on Tuesday that Chinese fishing vessels have gradually left the area near the Galapagos Islands and are now operating in international waters off Peru, following months of fishing that spurred criticism from environmental groups.

Environment, World Sep 22 2020

Peru's Vizcarra survives ouster vote in Congress impeachment trial amid economic turmoil

LIMA Peru's Congress voted against removing President Martín Vizcarra in an impeachment trial on Friday, quelling political tensions in the copper giant in the midst of an economic recession brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Sep 18 2020

Peru president to face impeachment vote after top court denies delay request

LIMA Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra will face an impeachment hearing on Friday after the country's constitutional court on Thursday rejected his appeal to delay congressional efforts to remove him from his post.

Sep 17 2020

Trump or Biden? Peruvian shamans try to predict U.S. election winner

LIMA With incense smoke, flowers and photos of President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden, Peruvian shamans performed an ancestral ritual on Wednesday for the U.S. elections, but there was little agreement about who would win the Nov. 3 ballot.

Peru's Vizcarra blames lies, betrayal for turmoil as government sues to block impeachment

LIMA Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra on Monday said that "delusional lies" are at the heart of the political turmoil the Andean copper-producing country is experiencing as the government fights to block impeachment proceedings against him.

Sep 14 2020

Peru bid to oust president loses steam as opposition splits

LIMA A bid by the opposition-led Congress to remove Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra appeared to falter on Sunday, after key political leaders rejected the ouster over fears the upheaval would plunge the country into a political crisis.

Sep 13 2020