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Top Story — A former minister on track to run for president in Peru has been charged with the murder of a journalist 26 years ago during the country’s internal conflict, according to prosecutor Luis Landa. Daniel Urresti, a retired general, has been charged with the murder of Hugo Bustios, a correspondent based on the…

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Top Story — The diplomatic crisis between Peru and Chile over a suspected spying plot intensified over the weekend as Peruvian President Ollanta Humala sent a strongly worded letter to Chilean officials and announced that he would withdraw the country’s ambassador from Chile. Ollanta’s letter and statement follow revelations last week that three Peruvian naval…

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U.N. negotiators will meet this week in Lima, Peru, to begin the latest round of talks aimed at stopping climate change, and diplomats are expressing increasing optimism that a legally binding deal can be struck after decades of negotiations. The effects of climate change are already being felt across the world, and Latin America is…

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Top Story — Just two weeks before the U.N. Climate Change Conference begins in Lima, Peru, nonprofit Global Witness has released a widely publicized report naming the country the fourth deadliest in the world to be an environmental or land activist. Since 2002, 57 activists have been killed in Peru, more than half of them…

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NEW YORK — The People’s Climate March drew more than 300,000 people to Manhattan on Sunday to demand world leaders to take action on climate change. Demonstrators came from all over the world, including many from Latin America. Latino immigrant farmers from Florida and Dominican construction workers from the Bronx also joined the mix. The march…

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Top Story – Peru’s government has formed a commission to stop illegal logging on the Peru-Brazil border following the killings of four indigenous leaders of the Ashaninka community in early September, the BBC reported. Anti-logging activist Edwin Chota was shot and killed along with three other Ashaninka leaders near the Brazilian border on Sept. 1, but…

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Former President and dictator of Peru Alberto Fujimori may have to give up the paintings he produced while in prison, according to a report by Peruvian daily El Comercio. Peru’s anticorruption prosecutor Julio Arbizu said Fujimori’s 33 paintings — a mixed bag of self-portraits and landscapes — could eventually cost more than 27 million soles ($10.4…

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Top Story — After Peru’s Supreme Court reduced the sentences of members of the Grupo Colina death squad, critics on Monday raised the possibility that former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori could be released from prison. Fujimori’s former spy chief, Vladimiro Montesinos, presided over  the infamous death squad that terrorized Peruvians in a supposed effort to root out…

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Top Story– The state of emergency in Peru’s Cajamarca province continued Wednesday after another civilian was killed in protests over the $4.8 billion Conga mining project. On Tuesday, Peruvian Justice Minister Juan Jimenez declared a state of emergency in three of Peru’s northern provinces after thousands of protesters seized a municipal building in the town…