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Peru: Why Fujimori needs to watch his tongue

LIMA — Even from the jail cell where he is serving a 25-year sentence for embezzling public funds and directing death squads, ex-President Alberto Fujimori continues to cast a long shadow over Peru. A high-profile campaign, backed by many media here, for a humanitarian pardon appears set to reach its climax in the coming weeks as the current president, Ollanta Humala, finally reviews a medical report on his disgraced predecessor.

Helicopter carrying foreign tourists goes missing in Peru

The aircraft – which was transporting 11 South Koreans, two Austrians and a Peruvian to the world-famous Machu Picchu tourist site – disappeared in the Hualla Hualla region, after leaving the south-eastern city of Mazuco on Wednesday.

Peru policeman found alive after 17 days in jungle

Luis Astuqillca was part of a patrol searching for 36 gas workers kidnapped by Shining Path guerrillas which came under attack in the Alto Kepashiato area on April 12.

Peru’s massive dolphin die-off sparks concern over oil search

LIMA — Dolphins have been dying along this South American country’s northern coast in unprecedented numbers. Conservationists say the die-off could be the result of seismic testing by a private oil company.

Peru: On the hunt for Shining Path rebels

LIMA — Soldiers and anti-terrorist police are continuing to comb densely forested Andean foothills in the hunt for the Shining Path rebels who kidnapped 36 gas workers last week.

Shining Path hostages freed in Peru

The rebels had demanded a one-off payment of $10 million plus an annual "war contribution" of $1.2 million, as well as explosives. The government said it did not pay any ransom for the release of the hostages.

Peru backs the US in the war on drugs

LIMA — Peru is set to overtake Colombia as the world's top grower of coca — the plant used to make cocaine and crack. So far, the Andean country's government is staying the course in the US-backed war on drugs. GlobalPost talks to the government's former anti-drug czar who tried to change that.

Peru's Shining Path rebels demand $10 million in ransom for hostages

They also demanded explosive detonators and other equipment from energy companies working out of the remote jungle region.

Peru miners rescued (VIDEO)

LIMA — Nine men trapped by a tunnel collapse in an unlicensed mine were rescued today after six days underground receiving oxygen and liquid meals via a one-inch hosepipe.

Peru: Shining Path rebels kidnap gas workers

Rebels suspected to be members of Peru's Shining Path have kidnapped at least a dozen people working on a natural gas project.
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