Peru

Pope Francis blesses the coffin as he celebrates the funeral service of Cardinal Leon Kalenga Badikebele, the Apostolic nuncio in Argentina, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, June 15, 2019.
AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia
June 17, 2019 - 10:56 am
By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican formally opened debate Monday on letting married men be ordained as priests in remote parts of the Amazon where priests are so few that Catholics can go weeks or months without attending a Mass. The call for study on the proposal...
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A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck the Amazon jungle in north-central Peru early Sunday.
Firefighters of Peru via AP
May 26, 2019 - 11:13 am
By Franklin Briceno LIMA, Peru (AP) — A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru early Sunday, collapsing buildings and knocking out power to some areas but causing only one reported death. The quake struck at 2:41 a.m. and was centered in a vast nature...
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In this July 28, 2006 file photo, Peruvian President Alan García waves to a crowd after his swearing-in ceremony while he walks through the streets of Lima, Peru.
Ernesto Benavides/AP Photo, File
April 17, 2019 - 12:59 pm
By Franklin Briceno, Associated Press LIMA, Peru (AP) — Alan García, a former Peruvian president whose first term in the 1980s was marred by financial chaos and rebel violence, and who was recently targeted in Latin America's biggest corruption scandal, died on Wednesday at the age of 69. President...
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Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo.
Mary Altaffer/AP Photo, File
March 18, 2019 - 6:35 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, wanted in his home country in connection with Latin America's biggest graft scandal, was arrested in California on suspicion of public intoxication and spent the night in jail before he was released Monday morning, authorities said...
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Peruvian players applaud after winning 2-0 during the group C match between Australia and Peru, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, June 26, 2018.
AP Photo/Martin Meissner
June 27, 2018 - 8:49 am
By Tim Booth, AP Sports Writer SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Singing and dancing fans arrived in droves from South America after three decades of waiting to see the red and white of Peru play again in soccer's biggest tournament. What Peru delivered for the tens of thousands who followed every move of the...
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