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Omar Chehade, Peru VP, steps down amid corruption charges

LIMA — Omar Chehade said he was stepping down “not to jeopardize the good image of the government.” It might be too late for that.

Van der Sloot sentenced to 28 years by Peru court

Joran Van der Sloot, a Dutch citizen, was sentenced to 28 years in prison by a Peruvian court on Friday for killing Stephany Flores in Lima in 2010, Reuters reported.

In Peru, worries about a spate of violent crime

LIMA — A spate of killings of would-be robbers and kidnappers by their intended victims has left Peruvians debating a more aggressive approach to violent crime.

Joran van der Sloot pleads guilty to murder of Peruvian Stephany Flores (VIDEO)

Van der Sloot said in a confession soon after Flores's death that he killed her after she looked through his computer and found evidence of the Dutch citizen's connection to Holloway's disappearance.

Lori Berenson, once again in the spotlight

LIMA — Lori Berenson, the New Yorker convicted of terrorism in Peru, has once again found herself unwittingly in the eye of a political storm in the South American country.  

Lori Berenson back in Peru on parole after trip home to US

According to the conditions of her parole, Berenson must remain in Peru until 2015. Yet when she was given permission to visit the US last month, many Peruvians expected her never to return.

Madres de Plaza de Mayo under scrutiny for corruption

LIMA — The Madres de Plaza de Mayo has found itself caught up in allegations of financial fraud and political corruption that threaten to tarnish its reputation forever.

Did Peru commandos execute hostage-takers?

LIMA, Peru — It was the photo that defined a presidency; Fujimori stepping over the corpses of Marxist terrorists following a daring commando raid. Now that raid is under scrutiny. 

Ayahuasca, an Amazonian trip

MADRE DE DIOS, Peru — Many of those tourists end up experiencing a wild, cosmic rollercoaster ride of high-definition hallucinations, often involving close-up encounters with animals from the rainforest, in particular snakes.
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