Peru - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Peru Mother from Peru granted stay from deportation DENVER (AP) — A mother of two children who sought sanctuary at a Quaker meeting house in Denver to avoid U.S. immigration authorities has been granted a temporary stay from deportation. Ingrid Encalada Latorre, a 33-year-old native of Peru, and her attorney announced Saturday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials agreed not to pursue deportation through Aug... Sun, 21 May 2017 19:48:00 GMT 2017-05-21T19:48:00Z Protesters march in Venezuela, destroy Chavez statue CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Women banged on pans and some stripped off their white shirts Saturday as they protested Venezuela's socialist government in an event the opposition billed as a "women's march against repression." As they marched, local media carried a video showing people toppling a statue of the late President Hugo Chavez the day before in the western state of Zulia. Sun, 07 May 2017 03:08:00 GMT 2017-05-07T03:08:00Z Immigrant living in Denver sanctuary ventures to court GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — An immigrant who has been living in a Quaker meeting house to avoid deportation held back her fear of being arrested and ventured out to court Wednesday to fight for a chance to remain in the country. After praying with supporters in a hallway, Ingrid Encalada Latorre testified in a bid to withdraw her guilty plea in a 2010 identity t... Thu, 04 May 2017 00:51:00 GMT 2017-05-04T00:51:00Z The Latest: Peru's leader criticizes turmoil in Venezuela CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is criticizing the turmoil in Venezuela, where three weeks of anti-government protests have produced at least 20 deaths and dozens of arrests. In a message broadcast on Peru's... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:22:00 GMT 2017-04-21T23:22:00Z The Latest: Latin America nations condemn Venezuela violence CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on the protests and counter demonstrations in Venezuela (all times local): 9:15 p.m. The governments of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay are "energetically condemning" the violence in Venezuela and lamenting that international calls for the ongoing demonstrations to be peaceful have been i... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:16:00 GMT 2017-04-21T01:16:00Z Brazil construction firm ordered to pay $2.6B in bribe case NEW YORK (AP) — Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht was ordered on Monday to pay $2.6 billion in fines to settle charges it bribed officials in a dozen countries. The payout order, by U.S. District Judge Raymond Dearie in Brooklyn, came after U.S. and Brazilian authorities determined after a plea agreement was reached in December that Odebrecht could not afford to ... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 22:36:00 GMT 2017-04-17T22:36:00Z First lady helps present courage awards to 13 women WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump helped present State Department awards Wednesday to 13 women from around the globe who were recognized for demonstrating courage and leadership in the face of adversity, a group she praised as "true heroes." The first lady, on her first visit to a Cabinet department, joined Thomas Shannon, undersecretary of state for politi... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:55:00 GMT 2017-03-29T20:55:00Z Brazil 1st to qualify for World Cup, Argentina in danger SAO PAULO (AP) — A resurgent Brazil squad under new management became the first team to qualify for the World Cup on Tuesday, the same day archrival Argentina heightened its risk of missing a spot at Russia 2018. The five-time World Cup champions had a 3-0 victory over seventh-place Paraguay in Sao Paulo, moving to 33 points from 14 matches in South Ameri... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:41:00 GMT 2017-03-29T04:41:00Z Death toll in Peru climbs to 67 from El Nino rains, floods LIMA, Peru (AP) — The number of people killed in Peru following intense rains and mudslides wreaking havoc around the Andean nation climbed to 67 Friday, with thousands more displaced from destroyed homes and others waiting on rooftops for rescue. Across the country overflowing rivers caused by El Nino rains damaged 115,000 homes, collapsed 117 bridges an... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT 2017-03-17T23:00:00Z Aquarium of Niagara expanding to protect threatened penguins NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A Niagara Falls aquarium is expanding so it can breed and protect the threatened Humboldt penguin. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says work has begun on a $3.3 million project to create a new penguin exhibit at the Aquarium of Niagara. The exhibit and gallery will include a rock beach modeled after the coast of Peru and an interactive classroom for visitors. ... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:50:00 GMT 2017-02-26T17:50:00Z Peru's president tells Trump he prefers 'bridges to walls' LIMA, Peru (AP) — The first Latin American president to visit Donald Trump at the White House told the U.S. leader Friday he prefers "bridges to walls," sending him a gentle rebuke of his controversial proposal to build a wall along the border with Mexico. Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, a U.S.-educated former Wall Street banker, has emerged as ... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:35:00 GMT 2017-02-24T23:35:00Z Peru's president asks Trump to deport fugitive ex-leader LIMA, Peru (AP) — The leader of Peru asked U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday to deport a former Peruvian president sought in the South American nation on suspicion of taking bribes as part of a regional corruption scandal. President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's office said the request was made to Trump during a phone conversation between the two men. The W... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 03:31:00 GMT 2017-02-13T03:31:00Z Peru judge orders arrest of ex-president in corruption case LIMA, Peru (AP) — A Peruvian judge on Thursday ordered the arrest of former President Alejandro Toledo on suspicion of taking bribes from a Brazilian construction company at the heart of a region-wide corruption scandal. Judge Richard Concepcion accepted prosecutors' request Toledo be jailed for up to 18 months as they investigate allegations he received ... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:17:00 GMT 2017-02-10T05:17:00Z Peru's government proposes to legalize medicinal marijuana LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's government says it will present to the opposition-dominated legislature a plan to legalize the medical use of marijuana "for the treatment of serious and terminal illnesses." President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's administration said Wednesday the plan was developed after police raided a house in a Lima neighborhood where a group of parents grew marijuana... Thu, 09 Feb 2017 03:58:00 GMT 2017-02-09T03:58:00Z Peru Attorney General seeks arrest of ex-President Toledo LIMA, Peru (AP) — A major corruption scandal shaking politicians across Latin America continued spreading across the region Tuesday as Peru's attorney general sought the arrest of former President Alejandro Toledo on charges of laundering of assets and influence trafficking. Toledo was believed to be in Paris. He has denied any wrongdoing in interviews wi... Tue, 07 Feb 2017 22:09:00 GMT 2017-02-07T22:09:00Z Home of ex-Peruvian President Toledo searched in graft probe LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian police searched the house of ex-President Alejandro Toledo for five hours on Saturday in a case involving alleged bribes from a Brazilian construction firm under investigation in a major corruption probe. It's the latest development in a case that first started in Brazil but has since caught up dozens of politicians from around ... Sat, 04 Feb 2017 20:56:00 GMT 2017-02-04T20:56:00Z Peru search home of ex-President Toledo in corruption case LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian authorities say they have searched the house of ex-President Alejandro Toledo in a case involving alleged bribes from a mega construction firm under investigation in a major corruption probe in Brazil. It's the latest development in a case in Brazil that has caught up dozens of politicians from Latin America in a far-reaching pr... Sat, 04 Feb 2017 18:19:00 GMT 2017-02-04T18:19:00Z US policy change on Cuban migrants leaves many stranded PANAMA CITY (AP) — It took three months for Gabriel Marin and his wife, Yansiel, to make it from their home in eastern Cuba to this migrant shelter in Panama's capital. The goal was the United States and now the door that spurred their odyssey has slammed shut. Hundreds of people like Marin were stranded in transit in South and Central America on Thursday... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:16:00 GMT 2017-01-13T22:16:00Z Bach: Olympic bid process needs to change; 'too many losers' LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Signaling a potential radical change in the way Olympic host cities are chosen, IOC President Thomas Bach wants to revise the bidding process because it "produces too many losers." He wouldn't rule out the possibility of awarding two games at the same time. Bach's comments came on Thursday, the same day the IOC executive board... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:36:00 GMT 2016-12-08T21:36:00Z Plane crashes that have claimed lives of athletes, coaches Members of Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense were among 81 people on board a chartered aircraft that crashed late Monday in Medellin, Colombia. It was not immediately clear how many players were among the casualties. A list of other sports teams involved in fatal plane crashes: Nov. 8, 1948 — Czechoslovak national ice hockey team, five members including I... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:38:00 GMT 2016-11-29T16:38:00Z