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Marco Enríquez-Ominami le respondió a Sebastián Piñera: Le regalaste el mar a Perú

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Marco Enríquez-Ominami le respondió a Sebastián Piñera: Le regalaste el mar a Perú

- El candidato presidencial del Partido Progresista, Marco Enríquez-Ominami, respondió a las críticas que le hizo el presidenciable de Chile Vamos, Sebastián Piñera, por su deseo de tener una "conversación directa" con Bolivia sobre la demanda marítima. "Le regalaste el mar a Perú, hiciste negocios con empresas peruanas, y no voy a perder tiempo en polemizar contigo. Ahora nos toca a muchos reparar todo lo malo que hiciste, no solamente con el Cau-Cau, en La Araucanía, sino también con los vecinos, y vengo cara a cara, no por Twitter como tú, a conversar con el presidente de Bolivia", dijo Enríquez- Ominami, quien también realizó un cuestionamiento a la carta presidencial del Frente Amplio, Beatriz Sánchez
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Escritor cubano Leonardo Padura fue nombrado doctor “honoris causa” en Perú

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Escritor cubano Leonardo Padura fue nombrado doctor “honoris causa” en Perú

- El escritor cubano Leonardo Padura fue nombrado hoy doctor “honoris causa” por la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), informó esa institución académica. Padura, quien visita Perú para participar en la 22 edición de la Feria Internacional del Libro de Lima (FIL Lima 2017), recibió la medalla y el diploma que oficializaron el doctorado honorífico de manos del rector de la PUCP, Marcial Rubio
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Peru government fires special attorney on Odebrecht graft probe

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Peru government fires special attorney on Odebrecht graft probe

- LIMA: The government of Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said on Thursday that it was firing its special counsel in a corruption probe of Brazilian builder Odebrecht, sparking accusations of interference. Justice Minister Marisol Perez said she dismissed special attorney Katherine Ampuero for blocking Odebrecht's sale of its irrigation company Olmos. Perez said the decision put thousands of jobs at risk and deprived the state of revenues it would have seized as payment for reparations under a new anti-graft law
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Paterson developer donating $50,000 to Peruvian and Dominican parades

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Paterson developer donating $50,000 to Peruvian and Dominican parades

- Prominent real estate developer Charles Florio is donating $50,000 to both the Peruvian and the Dominican parades. Each group will get $25,000, said the developer on Monday afternoon. Both groups have been groaning about the ever-increasing public safety and clean-up costs the city has been charging them. Mario Lopez, president of the Peruvian parade, seriously considered ending his parade in Clifton due to the thousands of dollars his group has to pay for police and clean-up expenses to the municipal government
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Peruvian restaurant opens, offering distinctive spices, flavors

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Peruvian restaurant opens, offering distinctive spices, flavors

- Even as a 15-year-old in the Peruvian countryside, Julia Felix’s cooking was renowned. Neighbors and friends in her small village would ask her to cook for them, and she’d gladly do it. When she became the only one of her 12 siblings to move to the United States, she kept cooking, mostly for her children in Florida. Now, she’s still cooking her favorite Peruvian dishes, but is doing it for a different audience — Juneau
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Peru's ex-president sent to same jail as nemesis Fujimori

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Peru's ex-president sent to same jail as nemesis Fujimori

- By FRANKLIN BRICENO Associated Press LIMA, Peru (AP) - Former President Ollanta Humala is being held in preventative detention at the same Peruvian prison where the ex-strongman he once tried to overthrow is serving a long sentence, authorities said Friday. Humala and his wife were detained Thursday night after a judge ordered them held for up to 18 months while they are investigated on allegations of money laundering tied to undeclared campaign contributions from Venezuela and Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht
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Ex-Peru president and wife detained in corruption investigation

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Ex-Peru president and wife detained in corruption investigation

- Former Peruvian president Ollanta Humala and his wife were taken into custody after a judge ordered them held during an investigation into money laundering and conspiracy accusations.
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Ex-Peru president, wife detained in corruption investigation

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Ex-Peru president, wife detained in corruption investigation

- LIMA, Peru — Former Peruvian President Ollanta Humala and his wife were taken into custody after a judge ordered them held during an investigation into money laundering and conspiracy accusations tied to the scandal-tainted Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. Soon after the judge issued his order Thursday night, Humala and his wife, Nadine Heredia, were driven to the courthouse under a heavy police escort
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Peru judge orders ex-President Humala jailed before trial

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Peru judge orders ex-President Humala jailed before trial

- LIMA: A Peruvian judge on Thursday ordered the Andean nation's former President Ollanta Humala and his wife Nadine Heredia to be jailed for up to 18 months while prosecutors prepare formal money laundering charges against them. Judge Richard Concepcion ruled in favour of a request by prosecutor German Juarez, who argued Humala and Heredia should be jailed before trial to prevent them from fleeing or interfering with his nearly three-year investigation
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AP photographer uses box camera for Peru festival portraits

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AP photographer uses box camera for Peru festival portraits

- SINAKARA VALLEY, Peru (AP) — One by one, Associated Press photographer Rodrigo Abd positioned the traditional dancers, musicians and vendors in front of an old-fashioned box camera in Peru's Sinakara Valley as a colorful Andean festival exploded all around them. The men, women and children were among the tens of thousands of pilgrims representing some eight nations who came to this sacred place in Quispicanchis province in Peru's Cuzco region for the annual Snow Star Festival, shortly before this year's Christian feast of Corpus Christi
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Tour bus crashes in Peru's capital, killing at least nine

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Tour bus crashes in Peru's capital, killing at least nine

- A double-decker tour bus went out of control and rolled over on a narrow road in the hills above Peru's capital Lima, killing at least nine people and injuring 25.
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Peruvians set to protest against possible pardon for jailed Fujimori

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Peruvians set to protest against possible pardon for jailed Fujimori

- LIMA: Peruvians prepared for protests on Friday to pressure President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski against pardoning the country's former leader Alberto Fujimori, who is serving a 25-year prison sentence for human rights violations. Kuczynski's promise not to pardon Fujimori during last year's presidential election helped him scrape together a narrow victory against Fujimori's daughter, Keiko Fujimori. But last month Kuczynski proposed a potential pardon for Fujimori, 78, for health reasons as his finance minister was ousted by Congress, which is dominated by Fujimori's supporters
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Peru prosecutors seek new arrest warrant for ex-President Toledo

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Peru prosecutors seek new arrest warrant for ex-President Toledo

- LIMA: Peruvian prosecutors are waiting for a local judge to sign off on a second arrest warrant for the country's former President Alejandro Toledo that they believe will help persuade the United States to detain and extradite him, a lead prosecutor on the case said Tuesday. A Peruvian judge in February had ordered Toledo to be jailed for 18 months while prosecutors prepare corruption charges against him
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Funeral Saturday for USC medical student who died in Peru

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Funeral Saturday for USC medical student who died in Peru

- COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Saturday friends and family gathered for the funeral of a University of South Carolina medical student found dead while abroad last weekend. He was there working in a clinical program through Augusta University with a Peruvian non-profit to improve women's health. Saturday hundreds of people attended his funeral at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church. Friends and family say he was a lover of God, a thinker, he was studying medicine at USC, he loved to write and play music
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Missing USC student in Peru found dead

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Missing USC student in Peru found dead

- COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A University of South Carolina student who is on a trip in Peru was found dead from a hiking accident, according to university officials. On Sunday, USC said in a statement that Seth Thomas was working in a clinical program through Augusta University with a Peruvian non-profit to improve women’s health. The university sent the following statement, confirming his death: University of South Carolina officials have been informed by U
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Officials searching for missing USC student in Peru - | WBTV Charlotte

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Officials searching for missing USC student in Peru - | WBTV Charlotte

- COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A University of South Carolina student who is on a trip in Peru is missing. On Sunday, USC said in a statement that Seth Thomas was working in a clinical program through Augusta University with a Peruvian non-profit to improve women’s health. Officials said Thomas left to go on a hike on Friday and never returned. USC says they are actively working with the Thomas family as well as Augusta University, the Peruvian clinic, Peruvian government officials and local authorities for Thomas’s safe return
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Peru’s PM to double as finance minister after no-confidence vote

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Peru’s PM to double as finance minister after no-confidence vote

- LIMA (REUTERS) – Peruvian Prime Minister Fernando Zavala was sworn in as finance minister on Friday (June 23), taking on the twin tasks of reviving the faltering economy and defusing hostilities with the rightwing opposition that toppled the outgoing finance minister. Centrist President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski appointed Zavala to manage the economy of the world’s second-biggest copper producer while keeping him in his post as prime minister
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  • Escritor cubano Leonardo Padura fue nombrado doctor “honoris causa” en Perú
    Escritor cubano Leonardo Padura fue nombrado doctor “honoris causa” en Perú

    , theclinic.cl

    El escritor cubano Leonardo Padura fue nombrado hoy doctor “honoris causa” por la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), informó esa institución académica. Padura, quien visita Perú para participar en la 22 edición de la Feria Internacional del Libro de Lima (FIL Lima 2017), recibió la medalla y el diploma que oficializaron el doctorado honorífico de manos del rector de la PUCP, Marcial Rubio
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Politics & Government

  • Peru government fires special attorney on Odebrecht graft probe
    Peru government fires special attorney on Odebrecht graft probe

    , channelnewsasia.com

    LIMA: The government of Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said on Thursday that it was firing its special counsel in a corruption probe of Brazilian builder Odebrecht, sparking accusations of interference. Justice Minister Marisol Perez said she dismissed special attorney Katherine Ampuero for blocking Odebrecht's sale of its irrigation company Olmos. Perez said the decision put thousands of jobs at risk and deprived the state of revenues it would have seized as payment for reparations under a new anti-graft law
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Sports

  • Chargers win Peru State Invite
    Chargers win Peru State Invite

    , siouxcityjournal.com

    NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. -- Nicole Hemelberg finished as the individual runner-up medalist as Briar Cliff women's golf team won the two-day Peru State Invite completed Monday at Table Creek Golf Course. Hemelberg fired rounds of 85-82 for a two-day 167 total, finishing eight shots behind Peru State's Jessica Weickert (76-79--155). The Chargers team included Taylor Minger (82-86--168), Abby Gerhardt (86-83--169), Abby Brinkman (85-88--173) and Arianna Presilla (87-92--179)
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Business

  • Peru Cancels US$7 Billion Contract with Brazil’s Odebrecht
    Peru Cancels US$7 Billion Contract with Brazil’s Odebrecht

    , riotimesonline.com

    By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter. SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Caught up in a massive international corruption scandal, Peru’s government announced that it was cancelling a US$7 billion pipeline project led by Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. The Peruvian government also said the Brazilian company would have to shut down all of its operations in the country and leave. “They’re going to have to sell their projects. They have to go,
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Health

  • Funeral Saturday for USC medical student who died in Peru
    Funeral Saturday for USC medical student who died in Peru

    , wmbfnews.com

    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Saturday friends and family gathered for the funeral of a University of South Carolina medical student found dead while abroad last weekend. He was there working in a clinical program through Augusta University with a Peruvian non-profit to improve women's health. Saturday hundreds of people attended his funeral at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church. Friends and family say he was a lover of God, a thinker, he was studying medicine at USC, he loved to write and play music
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Family & Parenting

  • ‘Satanic’ WhatsApp Message Unleashes Demonic Possession On Two Teenage Girls [Video]
    ‘Satanic’ WhatsApp Message Unleashes Demonic Possession On Two Teenage Girls [Video]

    , inquisitr.com

    Two teenage girls were hospitalized in Peru after a WhatsApp message unleashed a “satanic possession” attack on them. The two sisters were found rolling around on the ground and babbling incoherently after receiving a “supernatural” WhatsApp message from a “satanic group,” the Peruvian Diario Correo reported. The two teenage girls, aged 13 and 16, from Tacna in southern Peru, were rushed to the hospital after a “Satanic” message they received
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Society & Culture

  • Funeral Saturday for USC medical student who died in Peru
    Funeral Saturday for USC medical student who died in Peru

    , wmbfnews.com

    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Saturday friends and family gathered for the funeral of a University of South Carolina medical student found dead while abroad last weekend. He was there working in a clinical program through Augusta University with a Peruvian non-profit to improve women's health. Saturday hundreds of people attended his funeral at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church. Friends and family say he was a lover of God, a thinker, he was studying medicine at USC, he loved to write and play music
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Travel & Recreation

  • Best Peruvian food: 9 dishes you'll want to try on your trip
    Best Peruvian food: 9 dishes you'll want to try on your trip

    , cnn.com

    Peru's modern-day cuisine features influences from Japan, China, Italy and Spain Cebiche, made of raw fish, is one of Peru's most popular dishes Japanese migration spawned Nikkei cuisine, which blends Japanese culinary techniques with Peruvian ingredients And for foodies, it's a destination worth checking out. Since pre-Columbian times, ingredients have been sourced everywhere from the lofty heights of the Andes to the depths of the Pacific ocean and the eastern Amazon region
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Law & Crime

  • Peru's ex-president sent to same jail as nemesis Fujimori
    Peru's ex-president sent to same jail as nemesis Fujimori

    , wbrc.com

    By FRANKLIN BRICENO Associated Press LIMA, Peru (AP) - Former President Ollanta Humala is being held in preventative detention at the same Peruvian prison where the ex-strongman he once tried to overthrow is serving a long sentence, authorities said Friday. Humala and his wife were detained Thursday night after a judge ordered them held for up to 18 months while they are investigated on allegations of money laundering tied to undeclared campaign contributions from Venezuela and Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht
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Science & Nature

  • Scientists successfully grow a potato in Mars-like conditions
    Scientists successfully grow a potato in Mars-like conditions

    , fox2now.com

    Project shows promise for food production in dry areas. Using a simulator that replicates the extreme environmental conditions present on Mars, Peruvian scientists have successfully grown a small potato plant, a feat that the researchers say bodes well for both extraterrestrial agriculture and food production in dry regions of the globe. “It’s not only about bringing potatoes to Mars, but also finding a potato that can resist non-cultivable areas on Earth,” astrobiologist Julio Valdivia of Peru’s University of Engineering and Technology told the Associated Press (AP) on Thursday
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