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Deep 7.5-magnitude quake hits Ecuador-Peru border region

22 Feb 2019

QUITO/LIMA A deep magnitude-7.5 earthquake struck the Peru-Ecuador border region early on Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said, causing tremors that the Ecuadorian president said were felt around the country. | Video

Peru launches crackdown on illegal gold mining in Amazon

20 Feb 2019

LIMA Peru on Tuesday launched a drive to eliminate illegal gold mining in one of the Amazon's most biodiverse corners, sending 1,500 police and military officers to a region that has suffered rising deforestation from wildcat mining.

Peru launches 'sustained' crack-down on illegal mining in Amazon

19 Feb 2019

LIMA, Feb 19 Peru on Tuesday launched a new, "sustained" effort to uproot illegal gold mining in one of the Amazon's most biodiverse corners, sending 1,500 police and military officers to the region after deforestation from wildcat mining hit a new high last year.

In the new lithium 'Great Game,' Germany edges out China in Bolivia

28 Jan 2019

UYUNI, Bolivia/BERLIN When Germany signed a deal last month to help Bolivia exploit its huge lithium reserves, it hailed the venture as a deepening of economic ties with the South American country. But it also gives Germany entry into the new "Great Game", in which big powers like China are jostling across the globe for access to the prized electric battery metal.

In the new lithium "Great Game", Germany edges out China in Bolivia

28 Jan 2019

UYUNI, Bolivia, Jan 28 When Germany signed a deal last month to help Bolivia exploit its huge lithium reserves, it hailed the venture as a deepening of economic ties with the South American country. But it also gives Germany entry into the new "Great Game", in which big powers like China are jostling across the globe for access to the prized electric battery metal.

Mexico urges regional bloc not to meddle in Venezuela

05 Jan 2019

LIMA Mexico's new leftist government on Friday called on its peers to refrain from interfering in Venezuela's internal affairs, declining to back a regional declaration that urged Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro not to take office on Jan. 10.

Peru president pivots to labor reform after anti-graft campaign

14 Dec 2018

LIMA The government of Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra, fresh off its success in passing anti-graft proposals, is working on a less popular objective: relaxing the country's labor laws.

Scandals, jail sink Peru's Fujimori dynasty again

02 Nov 2018

LIMA Peru's Fujimori family has been here before.

Peruvian judge frees opposition leader Fujimori from prison

24 Oct 2018

LIMA A Peruvian judge late on Wednesday freed conservative opposition leader Keiko Fujimori from jail where she spent the past week pending charges in a money laundering probe.

Peru opposition leader detained, cries 'political persecution'

11 Oct 2018

LIMA Peruvian opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of former autocrat Alberto Fujimori, was arrested on Wednesday as part of a far-reaching campaign financing probe, striking a fresh blow to the country's most powerful conservative movement.

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