Helicopters burned by Peru rebels at jungle airfield
Shining Path rebels burned three helicopters used by a private gas consortium on Saturday, leaving Peru's only natural gas pipeline without maintenance services.
Eight new mammals discovered in Peru's rainforests
Scientists have discovered what they called a "new paradise" for mammals.
Peru court reverses sentence reduction in 1991 massacre
Peru's highest court has thrown out a previous ruling that reduced the prison sentences of 15 soldiers convicted of a 1991 massacre.
Jailed former president of Peru asks for pardon
Former Peru President Alberto Fujimori, in prison for corruption and human rights crimes, will ask for a pardon because of poor health due to oral cancer.
Woman killed in Peru after reality show confession
Peruvian police said Ruth Thalia Sayas Sanchez, 19, was poisoned and strangled to death after appearing on the reality show "The Value of Truth."
Peru: Barrick gold mine protest leaves one person dead
Peruvians protested against the Barrick gold mine today, leading to more violent clashes.
After toxic toll, Peru plans to vet mines better
Greens applaud government plan for tighter oversight of mining industry, but see gaping loopholes.
The Earth Project: Mining the Mist
Collecting water from Lima’s dense fog.
A Friday in Lima: Tegel takes over @GlobalPost
GlobalPost's @SimeonTegel takes over our Twitter feed with delicious results.
El Nino is about to make food insecurity even worse
As drought parches the US, Mexico and Chile, meteorologists warn El Nino could further devastate food supplies.
For Latin America, making the Olympic podium is a rare feat
Besides a number of stellar performances in London, Latin America is an overall Olympic underachiever. Here’s why.
Death in Peru: Braving the Cordillera Blanca
Easy access to the range poses serious risks to novice mountaineers.
Peru: Academics battle Vatican for religious freedom
As the Church loses followers, Rome cracks down on a university known for its pluralism and academic excellence.
Bodies of US climbers found in Peru
Searchers have found the bodies of US climbers Gil Weiss and Ben Horne, who went missing after attempting to summit Peru's glacier-capped Palcaraju peak in mid-July.
2 US climbers missing on Peru peak
The tracks of two 29-year old US climbers have been found near the base camp of a 20,000-foot glacier-capped peak in the Cordillera Blanca range of northern Peru, 16 days after they set out.
In Peru, Machu Picchu holds monopoly on travelers
The mountaintop citadel is a powerful tourist magnet — so much so that Peru desperately needs to draw travelers off it.
Peru teen gets new penis
Peru teen Luis Canelos, 17, who accidentally shot himself in the groin with a rifle when he was nine, will undergo reconstructive surgery in Miami to get a new penis.
The yellow-tailed woolly monkey: Peru’s charismatic, endangered primate
GlobalPost travels to the Peruvian Andes in search of a frolicking, critically endangered monkey.
Peru, Chile ramp up territorial dispute
Tensions — and weapons purchases — rise over territorial disputes in South America.
Peru: Juan Jimenez, human rights lawyer, appointed as new Peruvian Prime Minister
His appointment comes in the wake of the retirement of Oscar Valdes, criticized over his handling of social issues and ongoing protests against foreign-owned mining projects.
Peru: Vatican strips university of Catholic status
The Vatican has withdrawn the titles "Catholic" and "Pontifical" from a university in Peru after decades of discussions over the school's identity.
Peru: Can a metropolis die of thirst?
Climate change imperils sprawling Lima, already one of the world’s driest cities.
Latin America’s climate conundrum
The Americas now face the challenge of coping with the inevitable, potentially devastating impacts of climate change.
Lima taxi drivers convert their cars to natural gas (VIDEO)
Attracted by cheaper operating costs, taxi drivers find they're also cleaning up one of Latin America's most polluted cities.
Peru: artifacts returned by US
Peru: artifacts returned by US. Some artifacts are more than 2,000 years old.
Is Peru going authoritarian?
Critics accuse President Ollanta Humala of having dictator tics after brutal crackdowns on anti-mine protesters.
Police locate missing helicopter in Peru, no survivors
The chopper was carrying eleven foreigners and three Peruvians when it went down in a mountain region.
Joran van der Sloot: Natalee Holloway suspect to be extradited in 28 years
Joran van der Sloot's extradition to stand trial in connection with the Natalee Holloway case has been approved, but only after he serves his 28-year Peruvian prison sentence for murder.
Judge rules that Peruvian mayor must be held in preventative detention for five months
A judge has ruled that a mayor in Peru must be held in detention for up to five months. The mayor is accused of inciting anti-mining protests.
Peru: State of emergency declared after two killed at mine protest
Peru declared a 30-day state of emergency in Espinar province on Monday after two people were killed and dozens of police officers injured in a violent anti-mining protest.
On Location: Peruvian indigenous group fights to save their dying language
An indigenous group fights to save an ancient language from extinction.