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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.
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NEWS
September 3, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Typically, good sale airfares to South America start from Miami. But Lan Airlines launched a Labor Day sale on tickets to Lima , Peru, that show good savings for travelers in Los Angeles and San Francisco too. Round-trip cost for the West Coast cities is $849, but only for a limited time. The deal: In this sale, prices for round-trip flights to Lima start at $599 from Miami, $749 from New York and $849 from L.A. and San Francisco. When: Tickets must be purchased by 8:59 p.m. Pacific time Tuesday for departures between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30. Travel must be completed by Dec. 10. Tested: I found availability for the sale price for nonstop flights from L.A. to Lima leaving Oct. 17 and returning Oct. 24. On Lan, you can check two bags free.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Lady Gaga spent Thanksgiving Day helping out at a center for sexually abused girls, but Thursday night brought an encounter with a much different group: 35 Little Monsters hanging out in the garage of her rental place in Lima, Peru. Uninvited. From her Twitter stream: "#MONSTERFACT when gaga is asleep try to break into the garage, sing loud as possible, + ring the doorbell repeatedly #happeningnow#badkids," she wrote Thursday night.  She followed that up with a bit more explanation as details became clear.
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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