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Deadly earthquake shakes Peru

One of the two victims was a 55-year-old man crushed by a rock in Yauca, tweeted Yamila Osorio, governor of the Arequipa region in southern Peru. The other victim died in the same region, Hernando Tavera, president of the Geophysics ...

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Peru ex-leader Fujimori calls for unity after release

Only days after his early release from custody, Peru’s controversial former president, Alberto Fujimori, has called for unity against crime and violence. “We’ll be in a country in which security is regained and violence eliminated,” he tweeted. Fujimori was freed ...

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At least 36 dead in Peru bus crash

The injured were taken to a hospital, authorities said. More than 100 firefighters were involved in rescue efforts at the crash scene, a fire official told the state media agency Andina. The crash occurred on the coastal road of Serpentin ...

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Uproar continues in Peru after ex-president is pardoned

Chanting “traitor” and “the pardon has got to go,” opponents of the ex-leader continued their protest night outside the clinic where the former leader is currently being treated. Until his release Sunday, Fujimori was serving a 25-year prison sentence for ...

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Fujimori: New clashes after Peru ex-president is pardoned

Media playback is unsupported on your device Police in Peru have fired tear gas and clashed with thousands of protesters angry at the authorities’ decision to pardon ex-President Alberto Fujimori. “No to the pardon!” the crowds chanted in the capital ...

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Peru Odebrecht scandal: President Kuczynski faces impeachment

Political parties in Peru’s Congress have submitted an impeachment motion against President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. He has been accused of receiving illegal payments by the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. The motion, which was signed by politicians from most parties, says ...

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Odebrecht scandal: Peru president Kuczynski under pressure to quit

Peru’s president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is under growing pressure to resign over corruption allegations involving Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht. Mr Kuczynski has reportedly lost the support of key members of his cabinet. Scandal-plagued Odebrecht says it paid Mr Kuczynski nearly ...

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