Apr 19, 2017

M6.0 temblor strikes northern Peru, felt in Colombia and Ecuador

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake has struck an Amazonian region of northern Peru. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, though the quake could be felt strongly as far away as Colombia and Ecuador. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the tremor occurred early Tuesday ...

Apr 10, 2017

Fujimori back in Peru prison after treatment

Peru’s jailed ex-President Alberto Fujimori spent a day in a hospital for back pain in the latest of a string of health scares before returning to prison on Sunday, media said. After 24 hours in a clinic where he had scans on his back, ...

/ 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 ...