At 116, Peruvian may be world's oldest person

May 3, 2014

At 116, Peruvian may be world's oldest person

A 116-year-old Peruvian living in extreme poverty in the heart of the Andes is in the running to become the oldest person in the world. Born on Dec. 20, 1897, Filomena Taipe Mendoza may be three months older than Japan’s Misao Okawa, the world’s ...

Mar 16, 2014

Machu Picchu tourists told to stay clothed

Peru has boosted surveillance at popular archaeological sites to counter a new trend of tourists taking nude photos at Machu Picchu. Tourists have been posting the shots on blogs, prompting a statement from the Cultural Ministry rejecting “any disrespectful act committed by visitors” to ...

Peru's ex-President Fujimori suffers stroke, in stable condition

Mar 15, 2014

Peru's ex-President Fujimori suffers stroke, in stable condition

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori suffered a stroke on Friday and was hospitalized in stable condition with some loss of control of his left upper arm, his doctor said. Neurologist, Dr. Juan Barreto, said that Fujimori was conscious and speaking and being treated to ...

'Ethical' gold mines tried in South America

Mar 10, 2014

'Ethical' gold mines tried in South America

Tucked between two desert ridges in southern Peru, Relave looks like any of the hundreds of ramshackle mining towns that blight the landscape in the world’s sixth-largest gold exporter. Its name in Spanish means “tailings,” a nod to the heaps of mining waste that ...

Feb 15, 2014

Carcelen pleased despite being last

Roberto Carcelen skied over to the fans beside the course, grabbed a Peruvian flag and waved it at the crowd as he came down the final straight. It was the kind of celebration often seen by the winner of a cross-country skiing race at ...

Remote Peru exhumes conflict dead

Dec 3, 2013

Remote Peru exhumes conflict dead

Valentin Casa can’t shake the recurring nightmares. And this day certainly isn’t helping. The 36-year-old farmer looks on as forensic investigators unearth a pair of finger bones and two copper rings from a mass grave in the village of Huallhua on the eastern steppes ...

1,000-year-old mummies found in Lima complex

Oct 25, 2013

1,000-year-old mummies found in Lima complex

Two pre-Columbian mummies more than 1,000 years old have been found in a pre-Incan cemetery in a suburb of Lima, archaeologists said Thursday. “This is one of the most important finds in more than three decades of excavation, because both mummies are intact,” Gladys ...

Tariff elimination the focus of new TPP talks

May 17, 2013

Tariff elimination the focus of new TPP talks

The 11 countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade negotiations began their 17th round of talks in Lima on Wednesday with the focus on whether exceptions should be made to the general rule of tariff elimination. Even though Japan gained the unanimous backing of ...