Lima - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Lima 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 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 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