Jul 28, 2015

39 people freed from 'Shining Path troop-making camps' in Peru

Authorities in Peru rescued 39 people, including 26 children, whom Maoist Shining Path rebels were raising in bondage as future rebel troops, the government said Monday. The so-called VRAEM area of largely untouched jungle — connecting Huancayo, Ayacucho, Apurimac and Cusco — serves as ...

Jun 30, 2015

Chile reaches Copa America final

Striker Eduardo Vargas scored twice to lead Chile to a 2-1 win over 10-man Peru in the semifinals of the Copa America on Monday, keeping alive the host’s hopes of winning the South American tournament for the first time. Vargas scored the winner with ...

Mar 8, 2015

Peru recalls ambassador from Chile over alleged spy case

Peru’s government announced Saturday it is recalling its ambassador from Chile, demanding a response to allegations that the neighboring nation has been spying on it. The statement by the Peruvian Foreign Ministry comes more than two weeks after the government said that three members ...

Peru's Fujimori convicted of corruption in fifth trial

Jan 9, 2015

Peru's Fujimori convicted of corruption in fifth trial

A three-judge panel in Peru convicted jailed former President Alberto Fujimori on Thursday of funneling more than $40 million in public funds to tabloid newspapers that smeared his opponents during his 2000 re-election campaign. The conviction was the fifth for the 76-year-old Fujimori. The ...