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Trump cancels Latin America trip, cites Syria concerns
Latin America
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Latin America
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Trump cancels Latin America trip, cites Syria concerns

AFP - April 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he had cancelled his first visit to Latin America to focus on the unfolding situation in Syria. Trump…

In Peru, eyes on Costa Rica
News
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News
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In Peru, eyes on Costa Rica

AFP - February 3, 2018

A relative of a victim of the regime of former Peruvian President (1990-2000) Alberto Fujimori places flowers at the “Eye That Cries” Monument in Lima on Feb.…

Inter-American Court reviews Fujimori pardon
News
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News
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Inter-American Court reviews Fujimori pardon

AFP - February 2, 2018

Carmen Condor, the sister of Amaro Condor, a victim of repression during the regime of former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000), attended a hearing convened by the…

Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica
Artists
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Artists
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Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - July 29, 2016

The art space DESPACIO offers two new exhibitions by Florence Jung, of Switzerland and France – whose exhibit involves a quest to obtain all the copies of…

Death toll climbs to 10 in Peru guerrilla attack on election eve
Crime
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Crime
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Death toll climbs to 10 in Peru guerrilla attack on election eve

AFP - April 11, 2016

LIMA, Peru -- A weekend guerrilla attack targeting soldiers on the eve of Peru's presidential elections killed 10 people, authorities said Monday, raising an earlier toll. The army…

Armed with whips and rifles, poor Peruvian vigilantes help protect the Andes from criminals
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Armed with whips and rifles, poor Peruvian vigilantes help protect the Andes from criminals

JURRIAAN VAN EERTEN - January 28, 2016

LIMA, Peru – As the bus sways back and forth over a meandering jungle road, a middle-aged man stands up in the aisle. He carries an old…

To conserve the Amazon, the forest must become an economic ‘asset’
Amazonia
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Amazonia
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To conserve the Amazon, the forest must become an economic ‘asset’

JURRIAAN VAN EERTEN - January 5, 2016

IQUITOS, Peru – When the brisk 66-year-old Julio Conwachi Sandow takes tourists through the jungle to go bird-watching, he talks a lot about flora and fauna. With…

Peru warns against ritual New Year effigy-burning
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Peru warns against ritual New Year effigy-burning

AFP - December 31, 2015

LIMA -- Peru warned the public this week against its popular New Year tradition of burning national hate figures in effigy, saying the smoke poses a cancer risk. Each…

Up the Amazon River on a cargo boat
Amazonia
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Amazonia
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Up the Amazon River on a cargo boat

Jurriaan van Eerten - December 19, 2015

IQUITOS, Peru -- We have to get our entrance stamp for Peru before the office closes at 5 p.m. The cargo boat is scheduled to leave for Iquitos at…

Yikes: Canadian kills Briton in Peru after drinking ayahuasca
Crime
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Crime
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Yikes: Canadian kills Briton in Peru after drinking ayahuasca

AFP - December 17, 2015

LIMA, Peru – A Canadian stabbed a British man to death during a row at a hostel in Peru after drinking ayahuasca, the powerfully psychedelic South American brew,…

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