Peru captures Sendero Luminoso's No. 2 man: 'Comrade Alipio'

LIMA, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Peru's government announced success in its campaign against the Maoist guerrilla group Sendero Luminoso.

Chilean court halts Canadian gold mine project

SANTIAGO, Chile, July 16 (UPI) -- A $8.5 billion Canadian project to develop gold mining in Chile was stopped by a court amid unresolved disputes over its impact on local environment.
Bolivia's Morales says plane held 'hostage' because of Snowden rumors

Bolivia's Morales says plane held 'hostage' because of Snowden rumors

VIENNA, July 3 (UPI) -- Bolivian President Evo Morales' plane left Vienna Wednesday, where it was forced to land based on suspicions U.S. secrets leaker Edward Snowden may be aboard.

Peru gold mine protesters want project scrapped

LIMA, July 2 (UPI) -- Protests over a $5 billion gold mining project that's set to drain three lakes in northern Peru's Cajamarca region are close to boiling point amid warnings of a repeat of last year's fatal confrontations with authorities.
U.S. focus pulls in Pacific nations for wider trade links

U.S. focus pulls in Pacific nations for wider trade links

SANTIAGO, Chile, June 13 (UPI) -- Latin America's Pacific littoral states Chile, Colombia and Peru will likely be key to cementing U.S. President Barack Obama's Trans Pacific Partnership, analysts say.
Obama praises U.S.-Peru cooperation in war against drugs

Obama praises U.S.-Peru cooperation in war against drugs

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama, after meeting with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala at the White House, said Peru is one of the strongest U.S. partners.
Obama schedule for Tuesday, June 11

Obama schedule for Tuesday, June 11

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- President Obama speaks of his support for the Senate's immigration reform bill and welcomes Peru's President Ollanta Humala Tuesday, the White House said.

Peruvian president rejects pardon for Fujimori

LIMA, June 8 (UPI) -- The president of Peru says he has rejected a pardon for former President Alberto Fujimori, who sought release from prison because he is suffering from cancer.

Peru upbeat about boosting natural gas exports

LIMA, May 13 (UPI) -- Peru, the fastest growing economy in Latin America, is hoping its natural gas development projects will transform its economy and Fitch rating agency agrees.

Peru mulls replacing aged air force jets

LIMA, March 26 (UPI) -- Peru is in talks with Spain and warplane suppliers as part of a low-budget plan to replace ageing air force aircraft with second-hand Eurofighters and other comparable fighters.

Venezuelans wait for hours to view Chavez

CARACAS, Venezuela, March 8 (UPI) -- Nicolas Maduro was sworn in as Venezuela's interim president Friday in Caracas, three days after his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, died of cancer.

Peru industrial pollution feeds conflict

LIMA, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Peru's industrial progress is proving costlier than expected as protests widen over industrial pollution, contamination of underground water resources and lead poisoning.

Peru orders South Korean aircraft

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Korean Aerospace Industries has made a deal with Peru for the purchase of 20 KT-1 turboprop trainer aircraft for the Peruvian air force.

Peru sparks interest in defense industry

LIMA, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Renewed contacts between Peru and the United States are seen as a boost to the prospect of increased aviation and defense sales in the Latin American country.

Peru on track to build new Cusco airport

CUSCO, Peru, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Peru is going ahead with the construction of a high-volume new airport at Cusco in southeastern Peru despite controversies over potential risks to the ecological treasures of Chinchero.

Peru gold mine protests grow

LIMA, July 20 (UPI) -- Peru's Catholic Church intervened in reconciliation talks between the government of President Ollanta Humala and activists protesting the $5 billion Conga copper and gold mine project.

Peru: Mine protests leave two dead

LIMA, May 30 (UPI) -- Peru declared a state of emergency in Espinar after protests over a copper mine expansion left two protesters dead and dozens of police injured, officials said.

Peru to upgrade fast aging air force jets

LIMA, May 21 (UPI) -- Peru is going ahead with a $266 million upgrade of its fast aging combat aircraft while it considers how to keep its air force up to speed with changing technologies and modern warfare requirements.

Trapped miners in Peru rescued

LIMA, April 11 (UPI) -- Nine miners trapped underground in a copper mine in Peru since last week were rescued Wednesday, President Ollanta Humala said.

Peru upgrades air defense with $140M plan

LIMA, March 20 (UPI) -- Peru has embarked on a much delayed modernization of its air defense system and awarded a $140 million contract to an international consortium of military suppliers.

Humala reshuffles Cabinet in Peru's mining crisis

LIMA, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Peruvian President Ollanta Humala is changing tack to deal with an escalating crisis in the country's gold and copper mining which threatens to derail Peru's economic growth.

Peru growth at risk from mining crisis over protests

LIMA, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Peru risks missing its economic growth targets because of intensifying disputes regarding mining near water resources.

Protests force Peru to suspend gold mine operations

LIMA, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Newmont Mining Corp. Suspends $4.8 Billion Peru Gold Mine Operation After Violent Peasant Protests Over Water Supply

Peru residents protest proposed gold mine

LIMA, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Opponents of a proposed gold mine in northern Peru say it would destroy four lakes and threaten the area's water supply.

Diversify away from raw exports, Peru tells Latin Americans

LIMA, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Latin America needs to diversify economic output to end a vicious cycle of living off earnings from raw material exports, Peruvian President Ollanta Humala said.
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