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 ...

Dec 25, 2014

Peru evacuates remote village after indigenous attacks

An isolated Peruvian village in the Amazon rainforest that came under attack by indigenous people wielding bows and arrows is being evacuated by boat, authorities said Wednesday. Last week some 200 members of the Mashco-Piro ethnic group assaulted Monte Salvado, a small village near ...

Dec 5, 2014

Peru says Amazon deforestation on the rise

Destruction of the Peruvian Amazon is rising after expanding over more than 145,000 hectares (560 sq. miles) last year — an 80 percent jump from the start of the century, the government said on Tuesday. Forest is mainly being cleared for farming, said Gustavo ...