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Pedestrians talk on their cellphones in Lima, Peru, on […]

Pedestrians talk on their cellphones in Lima, Peru, on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016. Under a July 2015 decree, police now track cellphone locations without a court order but would need one to listen in. All four Peruvian phone companies are cooperating. They signed a pact with the government in Octoboer the details of which were not

LIMA, Peru -- It was a national scandal. Peru's then-vice president accused two domestic intelligence agents of staking her out. Then, a top congressman blamed the spy agency for a break-in at his office. News stories showed the agency had collected data on hundreds of influential Peruvians. Yet after last year's outrage, which forced out the

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Scientists Hope An AIDS Vaccine Lies In Llamas

The cute Andean animal’s antibodies are nearly 100 percent effective in stopping the deadly virus from spreading, researchers say.

Llama

LIMA, Peru — Fluffy, photogenic and super hardy at altitude, llamas have it all. They’re ideal for schlepping backpackers’ luggage over the high Andes or as a picturesque companion for that once-in-a-lifetime Machu Picchu selfie. But now they may have an addition to their list of undoubted qualities: Llamas appear to be immune to AIDS and

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Loggers Kill Anti-Logging Activist, Native Community Leaders In Peru

The activist, Edwin Chota, had received frequent death threats from illegal loggers, who he had tried for years to expel from the lands for which his community was seeking title.

Edwin Chota

An outspoken Peruvian opponent of illegal logging and three other native Ashaninka community leaders were slain in a remote region bordering Brazil, tribal authorities said Monday. The activist, Edwin Chota, had received frequent death threats from illegal loggers, who he had tried for years to expel from the lands for which his community was

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‘Earth Focus’ Exposes Illegal, Inhumane Dolphin Hunting in Peru

As many as 10,000 dolphins are killed each year in the area.

Shark meat consumption is on the rise in Peru, and the price of traditional bait is growing right along with it. Those facts have led fisherman in places like Lima to target some of the 30 dolphin species found in the Pacific Ocean off the country’s coast, which is known as the most bioproductive oceanic stretch in the world with 10 percent of

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Miners’ Hard Life Now Tinged With Fear

The government’s point man on eradicating illegal mining, Daniel Urresti, says the real criminals aren’t the miners, but an estimated 50 people they work for, who own the illegal machinery and buy the gold.

Peru Gold Miners

LA PAMPA, Peru — They sweat through 28-hour shifts in the malarial jungle of the Madre de Dios region of southeastern Peru, braving the perils of collapsing earth and limb-crushing machinery to come up with a few grams of gold. Most illegal miners hail from impoverished highlands communities and even here barely earn subsistence wages. They chew

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2 Ex-Presidents Of Peru Mark a New Low In Corruption

Even in Latin America, where graft is endemic, two more allegedly corrupt ex-presidents would mark a new low.

LIMA, Peru — From traffic cops demanding bribes to flagrantly crooked politicians, Peruvians long ago wearied of the graft that appears to have infected almost all aspects of public life here. Yet the latest corruption allegations, against Peru’s last two presidents, may have even the most cynical feeling their hearts sink. Alejandro Toledo,

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