Jan 26, 2016

Peru's ex-leader Fujimori, 77, hospitalized as health worsens

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, who is serving a 25-year prison term for corruption and human rights violations, has been hospitalized, officials said Monday, the latest in a string of health crises. Fujimori, 77, was transferred under heavy guard Sunday to a clinic in ...

Dec 18, 2015

Canadian man kills Brit in psychedelic ceremony in Peru's Amazon

A Canadian killed a Briton after the two men took a hallucinogenic plant brew known as ayahuasca together at a spiritual retreat in the Peruvian Amazon, authorities said Thursday. Witnesses told police the Canadian man, 29-year-old Joshua Andrew Freeman Stevens, killed the British man, ...

Without safety net, foreign temp workers live on the edge

| Dec 4, 2015

Without safety net, foreign temp workers live on the edge

Among foreign migrant workers who travel to Japan in quest of a better life, a common narrative stands out — minimal wages, occupational instability, language barriers and an itinerant lifestyle. This is what many factory employees from everywhere from Peru to the Philippines learn ...

| Dec 1, 2015

Japan's foreign temp workers need ways to blow off steam

Life is tough enough for migrant workers who travel to Japan for employment. So pity those who lack a support network to help them through health care matters, workplace stress and general blowing off steam. That is why employment agency Esperanca Estrela, which hires ...

Nov 27, 2015

Four pre-Inca tombs found in Peru's Lima

Archaeologists in Peru have found four tombs that are more than 1,000 years old in a pyramid-shaped cemetery that now sits in the middle of a residential neighborhood in Lima, experts said Thursday. “There are four human burial sites, for adult individuals, three women ...

Nov 26, 2015

Peru lawmakers reject abortions for raped women

Lawmakers in Peru on Wednesday dismissed proposals to decriminalize abortions for women who have been raped. A legal commission in the Congress voted to reject a bill to permit abortion in such cases, blocking the lower house from holding a full debate on the ...