/ Mar 18, 2017

Scientists grow potato under Mars-like conditions in Peru

Potatoes on Mars? Scientists are reporting promising results growing the tuber under conditions that mimic the Red Planet in an experiment in Peru linked to U.S. space agency NASA. “Preliminary results are positive,” the International Potato Center (CIP) said after a potato grew under ...

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 ...