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World Apr 11Crime drops around the world as COVID-19 keeps people inside
The coronavirus pandemic that has crippled big-box retailers and mom-and-pop shops worldwide may be making a dent in illicit business, too.
World Apr 06Desperate hunt for food by Peru’s poor amid virus quarantine
Pushing a shopping cart with two children, César Alegre emerges from the large, deteriorated house near Peru's presidential palace that is shared by 45 families to search for food. The 52-year-old says his families eats only once or twice a…
World Mar 05Two-term UN Secretary-General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar dies at 100
Pérez de Cuéllar's death ends a long diplomatic career that brought him full-circle from his first posting as secretary at the Peruvian embassy in Paris in 1944 to his later job as Peru's ambassador to France.
World May 26Magnitude 8 earthquake strikes Amazon jungle in Peru
A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru early Sunday, collapsing buildings and knocking out power to some areas but causing only one reported death.
World Apr 17Peru’s ex-President Alan García dead after shooting himself
Former Peruvian President Alan García died Wednesday after shooting himself in the head moments after police attempted to detain him amid corruption allegations in Latin America's largest graft probe.
World Mar 21Peru’s president offers resignation amid political turmoil
LIMA, Peru — Embattled President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has offered his resignation to Peru's congress ahead of a scheduled vote on whether to impeach the former Wall Street investor on corruption charges, according to a presidential aide.