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Peru: Country in South America
Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the south and west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is a megadiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon River. Peru has a population of over 32 million, and its capital and largest city is Lima. At 1,285,216 km2, Peru is the 19th largest country in the world, and the third largest in South America.

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Watch: The young ballet dancers reaching for the sky in Peru [Video]

Watch: The young ballet dancers reaching for the sky in Peru

Former professional dancer Maria del Carmen Silva's ballet school is helping young girls leap over their challenges

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 06:00Published
Police arrest brother and lawyer of Peru's president in Rolex scandal probe [Video]

Police arrest brother and lawyer of Peru's president in Rolex scandal probe

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:42Published
Peru: President says Rolexes at heart of graft probe belonged to friend [Video]

Peru: President says Rolexes at heart of graft probe belonged to friend

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:36Published
How Rolexes put Peru's presidency at risk [Video]

How Rolexes put Peru's presidency at risk

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:48Published

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Peru Legally Classifies Transgender, Nonbinary People as Mentally Ill

The government in Peru has officially changed its laws to legally classify transgender, nonbinary and intersex people as mentally ill ... and, advocacy groups are pissed. Peru's President Dina Boluarte..
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Peru Says World's Oldest Man is Local Farmer at 124, Not UK Man at 111

Peru says they've got a 124-year-old dude who's the real oldest guy in the world, and not the 111-year-old British guy who recently nabbed the Guinness World Records title. The Peruvian government..
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Peruvian president's home raided by government agents over Rolex watches

The home of Peru's president has been broken into by government agents investigating her over luxury watches.
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Boulders Crush Cars in Horrific Peruvian Rockslide Caught on Camera

An absolutely horrific natural disaster went down in South America this weekend that saw two vehicles get completely crushed in a rockslide ... which, somehow, didn't claim any lives. Two drivers in..
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Cop Dresses as Valentine's Day Teddy Bear for Drug Bust in Peru

A cop in Peru got creative this week to lure out a suspected drug dealer -- and it seems their holiday-themed scheme worked to a T ... teddy bear costumes usually do the trick, right? Check out this..
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Peru to dramatically increase number of tourists allowed to visit Machu Picchu each day

Peru has unveiled plans to dramatically increase the number of people allowed to visit Machu Picchu every day.
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British TikTok star jailed after trying to smuggle cocaine out of Peru

A British Tiktok star has been jailed for more than six years after being caught trying to smuggle cocaine into the UK.
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Messi sinks Peru and Neymar leaves pitch in tears

Lionel Messi becomes the all-time top scorer in South American World Cup qualifying as Argentina beat Peru, while Brazil's Neymar is carried off on a stretcher against Uruguay.
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Dylan Mulvaney Back In U.S. After Trip to Peru To 'Feel Safe' After Bud Light Drama

Dylan Mulvaney is back on U.S. soil after leaving for Peru "to feel safe" from all the Bud Light backlash ... posing for pics with all worries seemingly behind her at an L.A. film festival. The..
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3,000-year-old mummy found in Peru

3,000-year-old mummy found in peru
A mummy approximately 3,000 years old has been found in Lima, Peruvian archaeologists have said.
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Djokovic beats Nadal record to reach Paris quarters

djokovic beats nadal record to reach paris quarters
Novak Djokovic ruthlessly swats aside Peru's Juan Pablo Varillas to reach a record 17th French Open men's singles quarter-final.
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Suspect in unsolved student disappearance set to be 'extradited to US on Tuesday'

suspect in unsolved student disappearance set to be 'extradited to us on tuesday'
The main suspect in the unsolved disappearance of American student Natalee Holloway in 2005 has been transferred to a prison near Peru's capital ahead of his pending extradition to the United States.
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Convicted killer faces extradition over unsolved disappearance of teenager

convicted killer faces extradition over unsolved disappearance of teenager
Peru will allow the extradition to the US of the main suspect in the unsolved disappearance of student Natalee Holloway on the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba in 2005.
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Gold mine fire in Peru kills 27 people

gold mine fire in peru kills 27 people
At least 27 people have died following a fire in a gold mine in Peru - the deadliest mining accident in the country for decades. 
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'My spiritual girlfriend': Mummy discovered in delivery driver's bag

'my spiritual girlfriend': mummy discovered in delivery driver's bag
A mummy was found in a man's cooler bag in Peru when police stopped and searched him for drinking alcohol at a cultural site. 
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Peru closes Machu Picchu amid violent anti-government protests

peru closes machu picchu amid violent anti-government protests
Peruvian authorities have closed the iconic tourist attraction Machu Picchu amid ongoing protests that have left dozens of people dead since they began a month ago.
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'Spilled blood will never be forgotten': Violent clashes between protesters and police in Peru

'spilled blood will never be forgotten': violent clashes between protesters and police in peru
Thousands of protesters have clashed with police in Peru as violent demonstrations hit the country's capital for the second day in a row.
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Rocks thrown as thousands of protesters march in Peru calling for president to step down

rocks thrown as thousands of protesters march in peru calling for president to step down
Thousands of protesters descended on Peru's capital and clashed with police as they demanded President Dina Boluarte leave office.
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At least 17 killed in Peru as anti-government protests escalate near airport

at least 17 killed in peru as anti-government protests escalate near airport
At least 17 people have been killed in anti-government clashes between protesters and police in southern Peru, according to officials.
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Tourist family describe running down streets in Peru to stay safe amid anti-government protests

tourist family describe running down streets in peru to stay safe amid anti-government protests
A family of tourists stranded in the Peruvian city of Cusco amid anti-government protests have described "people walking around with baseball bats and breaking down doors".
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Protests in Peru leave 'thousands of tourists stranded' in gateway city to Machu Picchu

protests in peru leave 'thousands of tourists stranded' in gateway city to machu picchu
Thousands of tourists have reportedly been left stranded in the Peruvian city of Cusco along with hundreds of others in the area around the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu because of anti-government..
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Peru declares state of emergency after protests leave at least eight dead

peru declares state of emergency after protests leave at least eight dead
A 30-day state of emergency has been declared in Peru after the country's president was impeached and a week of protests left at least eight dead.
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Police arrest president of Peru after Congress votes to remove him from power

police arrest president of peru after congress votes to remove him from power
Police in Peru have arrested the country's president, Pedro Castillo, after Congress voted to remove him from power.
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Plane catches fire after colliding with fire truck on runway at Peru airport

plane catches fire after colliding with fire truck on runway at peru airport
A plane taking off at an airport in Peru caught on fire after it collided with a moving fire truck on the runway.
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Britons among 70 boat passengers detained by group in Peru

Boat passengers - including British tourists - are being detained by a community group in Peru in protest over a lack of government action to tackle oil spills in a river, according to a local media..
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Peru zinc spill contaminates 500 tonnes of trout

peru zinc spill contaminates 500 tonnes of trout
Hundreds of fish have been contaminated after a truck carrying 31 tonnes of zinc fell into a major river in the Peruvian capital, officials have said.
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2022 World Cup: Australia beat Peru on penalties in intercontinental play-off

Watch highlights as Australia beat Peru 5-4 on penalties in an intercontinental play-off to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
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Australia 0-0 Peru: Australia book World Cup place with shootout win

Australia become the 31st team to book their place at the 2022 World Cup after beating Peru on penalties in an intercontinental play-off in Qatar.
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Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake shakes southern Peru

powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake shakes southern peru
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake has shaken southern Peru, according to the US Geological Survey.
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Whirlwind halts game in Peru

Watch the moment a dust whirlwind interrupts a football match in Peru, forcing the players of Semillero and San Andres to take evasive action as it tears across the pitch.
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Archaeologists unearth mummy in Peru estimated to be over 800 years old

A mummy estimated to be around 800 years old has been discovered on Peru's central coast.
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Peru: 'The glaciers are melting before our eyes - and there is no plan'

peru: 'the glaciers are melting before our eyes - and there is no plan'
My guide tells me it's only 260m to 270m to go.
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Final seven countries, including Colombia and Peru, removed from UK's red travel list

final seven countries, including colombia and peru, removed from uk's red travel list
The final seven countries on the UK's red travel list have now been removed, ending the need for people to quarantine in a hotel.
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'For my peasant sisters and brothers': Left-wing rural teacher becomes new president of Peru

'for my peasant sisters and brothers': left-wing rural teacher becomes new president of peru
A man who was until recently a teacher in a rural part of Peru has been sworn in as the country's new president.
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