Peruvian prison 'slowly killing' ex-President Fujimori

Dec 22, 2016

Peruvian prison 'slowly killing' ex-President Fujimori

Peruvian ex-President Alberto Fujimori returned to prison Wednesday after undergoing pancreas exams in a hospital, condemning jail conditions he said are “slowly killing” him. The 78-year-old former leader is serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses and corruption during his presidency (1990-2000). He ...

Dec 17, 2016

Peru rejects new request to pardon imprisoned Fujimori

The centrist government of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said Friday that it has rejected a new request to free imprisoned former authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori filed by a supporter because it did not meet basic requirements. Justice Minister Marisol Perez Tello said the paperwork ...

Long-lost Inca altar is found beside river in Peru

Sep 29, 2016

Long-lost Inca altar is found beside river in Peru

Workers doing cleanup along a river in southern Peru stumbled upon part of a pre-Hispanic, Inca-era altar believed to have been long-lost, the Culture Ministry said Wednesday. About 35 percent of the altar — weighing around 20 tons and decorated with detailed carving — ...

Shallow Peru temblor kills at least four, including U.S. tourist

Aug 16, 2016

Shallow Peru temblor kills at least four, including U.S. tourist

A shallow, magnitude 5.4 earthquake shook southern Peru’s picturesque Colca Valley, killing at least four people, including a U.S. tourist, and injuring 52 as it toppled adobe homes, authorities said Monday. The quake hit at 9:58 p.m. local time Sunday near the town of ...

Peru's Ailing former President Fujimori seeks pardon

Jul 24, 2016

Peru's Ailing former President Fujimori seeks pardon

Disgraced Peruvian ex-President Alberto Fujimori, serving a 25-year prison term for corruption and crimes against humanity, has requested a pardon due to ill health. The 77-year-old has been in and out of the hospital in recent months for a series of health problems. “Alberto ...

Jul 14, 2016

Peru declares Zika emergency across half of country

Peruvian officials on Wednesday declared a Zika health emergency across the northern half of their country after confirming that 102 people have been infected with the virus. The 90-day emergency was announced in the official gazette El Peruano, which said the health ministry and ...

Peru eliminates Brazil from Copa America

Jun 13, 2016

Peru eliminates Brazil from Copa America

Peru’s recent history against Brazil is marked by lots of losses and a few missed opportunities. That changed in a big way Sunday night — with the help from a fortunate non-call. Peru stunned Brazil 1-0, eliminating the soccer power from Copa America on ...