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Amazon tribe missing after drug trafficker attack


August 10th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Brazilian officials are concerned that an uncontacted tribe living in the Amazon rainforest may have been harmed by armed drug smugglers. Officials say the ... Read more...

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Five soldiers killed in Peru attack


June 6th, 2011 - 6:02 am ICT by IANS
Lima, June 6 (IANS) At least five soldiers were killed when unidentified gunmen launched an attack on a patrol of around 30 security personnel in Peru, the army said in ... Read more...

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Items from Machu Picchu return to Peru after nearly a century


March 31st, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, March 31 (IANS/EFE) A first batch of nearly 400 Machu Picchu objects arrived here Wednesday from Yale University almost 100 years after they were taken away from the ... Read more...

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Peru bans smoking in public buildings


January 16th, 2011 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Jan 16 (IANS/EFE) Peru has banned smoking in all public buildings, according to a decree published in the official gazette.The executive order, which was signed by President Alan Garcia, toughens previous ... Read more...

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Yale to return Machu Picchu pieces


November 21st, 2010 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, Nov 21 (IANS/EFE) Yale University will return to Peru all the pieces from the Machu Picchu archaeological site that it has had in its possession since 1912, Peruvian President Alan ... Read more...

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Peruvian Author Mario Vargas Llosa Honored With Nobel Prize In Literature


October 8th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa was announced as the winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in the category of literature by the noble committee of the Swedish Academy on ... Read more...

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Joran Van Der Sloot’s Peruvian Interrogation Begins


June 7th, 2010 - 10:16 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Speaking fluently in Spanish, Joran Van Der Sloot denied having anything to do with the death of Stephany Flores, stating to Chilean Investigative Police Officer Fernando Ovalle Gatica that the ... Read more...

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Peru announces free health-care for the poor


April 4th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, April 4 (IANS/EFE) Peru has announced a new health-care plan to ensure free medical facilities for the poor in the country. President Alan Garcia issued a decree to enact a new health-care ... Read more...

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Peruvian cop arrested for YouTube video


March 11th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Lima, March 11 (IANS/EFE) A Peruvian police officer who posted a video on YouTube to complain about corruption and irregularities on the force has been arrested, a media report said. Sgt. Rogelio Escalante, ... Read more...

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Peru invites China to invest in industry, banking, ports


November 24th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, Nov 24 (EFE) Peruvian President Alan Garcia has invited China to invest in this country's automobile industry, banking system and port sector when he met Jia Qinglin, a member of the ... Read more...

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Peru president rush back home as espionage row surfaces


November 15th, 2009 - 4:27 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, Nov 15 (EFE) Peruvian President Alan Garcia will cut short his visit to the Asia- Pacific Economic Cooperation summit here to deal with an espionage case back home allegedly involving Chile. Garcia ... Read more...

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Peru announces construction of 100 dams


October 27th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, Oct 27 (EFE) Peruvian President Alan Garcia has announced the construction of 100 dams and 30 reservoirs, projects that the government forecasts will be concluded by the end of 2010. "We have ... Read more...

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Peru confers Medal of Honour on UAE minister


October 14th, 2009 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Oct 13 (IANS) Peru President Alan Garcia has awarded the Medal of Honour of first grade to the visiting United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan ... Read more...

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Electronic bracelets to help Peru reduce jail congestion


October 11th, 2009 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, Oct 11 (EFE) The Peruvian government has decided to give "electronic bracelets" to deserving inmates from 2010 onwards to reduce overcrowding in jails, an official said. The inmates with the special ... Read more...

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Peru to vaccinate seven mn against swine flu


September 2nd, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, Sep 2 (EFE) Some seven million people will be vaccinated against swine flu in Peru, Health Minister Oscar Ugarte has said. The health ministry is in the process of acquiring the vaccine ... Read more...

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Venezuela will continue oil exports to US: Chavez


September 1st, 2009 - 7:28 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Sep 1 (EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said that Caracas will continue exporting oil to the United States because it is in the interest of his country. Chavez said in a statement ... Read more...

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Peru vows to eliminate Shining Path guerrillas


August 8th, 2009 - 4:52 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Aug 8 (EFE) Peruvian President Alan Garcia has vowed to eliminate the Shining Path guerrillas from the country. She said the rebels "must be exterminated" from the country's central Apurimac region, though ... Read more...

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Clashes in Peru leave 45 dead


June 7th, 2009 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
Lima, June 7 (DPA) The number of dead rose to 45 people Saturday in clashes between police and indigenous people demonstrating for restoration of their land rights in Peru. Nine more police officers ... Read more...

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29 killed in police crackdown on Peru protesters


June 6th, 2009 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
Lima, June 6 (DPA) At least 29 people, including 22 civilians and seven police officers, were killed Friday in the northern Peruvian region of Amazonas in a police crackdown on indigenous people ... Read more...

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Peru suspends flights to and from Mexico


April 30th, 2009 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, April 30 (DPA) Peru suspended from Thursday all flights to and from Mexico over the ongoing flu epidemic, in a decision that Prime Minister Yehude Simon described as "painful but necessary". "We ... Read more...

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FIFA suspends Peru over domestic football feud


November 26th, 2008 - 2:10 am ICT by IANS
Zurich, Nov 26 (DPA) The ruling football body FIFA Tuesday banned Peru from international competition over a dispute between the nation's government and football federation.FIFA said in a statement that the Peruvian ... Read more...

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APEC meeting ends with message of ‘confidence and faith’


November 24th, 2008 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Nov 24 (DPA) The leaders of the 21 economies that make up the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum ended their annual meeting Sunday in Peru with a message of "confidence and ... Read more...

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APEC leaders launch meeting behind closed doors


November 23rd, 2008 - 2:45 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Nov 23 (DPA) The annual Leaders' Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum was formally opened Saturday in Lima.Peruvian President Alan Garcia made brief remarks to praise the "vision" of ... Read more...

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‘Divine Sin’ to entice Apec leaders in Lima


November 22nd, 2008 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, Nov 22 (DPA) When leaders of the 21 economies that comprise the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) forum formally launch their annual meeting Saturday, their greatest temptation might well be "Divine Sin."The ... Read more...

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Peru’s president accepts resignation of entire cabinet


October 11th, 2008 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, Oct 11 (DPA) Peru's President Alan Garcia accepted the resignations of his entire cabinet in the face of a brewing corruption scandal over petroleum concessions."This cabinet will leave with their heads ... Read more...

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Colombians demand hostages’ release on Independence Day


July 21st, 2008 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Leticia (Colombia), July 21 (IANS) With marches and concerts, more than a million Colombians have celebrated their country's 198th Independence Day and demanded the leftist rebels free everyone they have been holding ... Read more...

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Protesters release police hostages in Peru


June 18th, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, June 18 (IANS) Some 50 police officers being held hostage inside a Catholic church in the southern Peruvian city of Moquegua by protesting residents have been released, EFE news reported Wednesday. ... Read more...

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Chavez, Merkel shake hands, appear to make up


May 18th, 2008 - 10:34 am ICT by admin
By Sara Barderas Lima, May 18 (DPA) Politics often mixes and matches the most varied and even antagonistic elements. However, Friday, the "family photo" of heads of state and government at the European ... Read more...

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EU polishes trade talks with Latin America - except Mercosur


May 18th, 2008 - 6:00 am ICT by admin
DPA Lima, May 18 (DPA) The European Union (EU) brushed up its trade talks with Latin American regional blocs Saturday in Lima, making progress with Mexico, the Andean Community and Central America. But ... Read more...

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EU-Latin America summit voices concern over food prices


May 17th, 2008 - 4:28 pm ICT by admin
DPA Lima, May 17 (DPA) The European Union-Latin America-Caribbean (EU-LAC)summit stressed in its final declaration in Lima that participants were "deeply concerned by the impact of increased food prices", specifically citing troubled Haiti ... Read more...

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