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TRAVEL
September 4, 2005
MACHU PICCHU was on Jeremy Arkes' must-see-before-I-die list, so earlier this summer he and six friends traveled to Peru for two weeks. They were on a train from Cusco to Lake Titicaca when he leaned out from the rear car's balcony with his Nikon N80 to snap this photo. "I just wanted to get a picture of the train and some mountains," said Arkes, an economist who lives in Santa Monica. "I had no idea I'd get that great reflection."
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NEWS
March 10, 1987 | From Reuters
Leftist guerrillas bombed two cinemas and a temporary employment office and blew up an electricity pylon in Lima on Sunday night, causing damage but no injuries, police said Monday. They added that four people were arrested while planting a firebomb at a third cinema downtown.
NEWS
February 2, 1987 | United Press International
Torrential rains pushed two rivers over their banks in a lumber and coffee-producing region of the central Andes on Sunday, killing at least 43 people, authorities said. At least 200 other people were left homeless by the flooding of the Entas and Llamaquisu rivers in the state of Pasco, civil defense chief Jorge Del Aguila said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2000
Amid a shadow of apparent fraud, Peru's hotly contested presidential election swung back and forth Wednesday and finally turned what appeared to be a cakewalk for President Alberto Fujimori into a runoff with a determined opponent. The second round of voting should be closely supervised by independent monitoring agencies to avoid the taint evident in the first round.
NEWS
March 21, 1988 | Associated Press
Leftist guerrillas exploded a bomb at the Peru headquarters of Royal Dutch Shell Oil Co., injuring two people and starting a fire, police said Sunday.
NEWS
November 14, 1986 | From Deutsche Presse-Agentur
A band of leftist guerrillas attacked a village in the Huancavelica highlands of Peru and killed two local leaders of the government APRA party, officials said Thursday.
TRAVEL
April 8, 2007
I greatly enjoyed Agustin Gurza's article on music in Lima ["Music Helps Lima to Mend," March 25]. I'm always pleased to see Peru portrayed as a place with more happening than the usual emphasis on folkloric color. Lima's happening music scene richly deserves the attention you bestowed. JONATHAN RITTER Riverside
WORLD
April 30, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Peru recalled its ambassador from Venezuela on Saturday over what it called President Hugo Chavez's "persistent and flagrant interference" in its upcoming presidential election. Chavez has characterized one of Peru's presidential candidates as a thief and repeatedly endorsed a nationalist candidate.
WORLD
July 5, 2006 | From Reuters
Thousands of farmers blocked highways and clashed with police Tuesday to protest a U.S. trade deal that they say will ruin them financially. Police used tear gas to disperse rice growers who blocked roads and burned tires near Peru's border with Ecuador, and roadblocks by farmers in southern Peru backed up hundreds of buses and trucks along the main regional highways. Hundreds of people marched in Lima, the capital, while farmers blocked streets with rocks in the city of Arequipa.
WORLD
September 22, 2007 | Eva Vergara and Patrick J. McDonnell, Special to The Times
santiago, chile -- Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was ordered returned to Peru on Friday after Chile's highest court ruled that he must face human rights and corruption charges in his homeland, ending the flamboyant ex-leader's long fight to avoid trial. Experts said it appeared unprecedented for an ex-head of state to be ordered extradited to face justice in the country that he or she once led.
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