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1 year 11 months ago

Top US general: Venezuela not a threat

LIMA, Peru (AP) - The Air Force general responsible for U.S. military operations in most of Latin America says he doesn't consider Venezuela to pose a national security threat to the United States. Gen. Douglas Fraser says he doesn't see President Hugo Chavez's ongoing arms purchases and deepening ties with...

2 years 3 months ago

Missing police officer found alive in Peru

LIMA, Peru (AP) - Peruvian authorities say a police officer has been found alive nearly three weeks after disappearing in an ambush by Shining Path rebels. Military spokesman Col. Alejandro Lujan says locals led police to Luis Astuquilca near the southeastern jungle town of Kiteni after a $3,700 bounty was...

2 years 3 months ago

Peru investigates deaths of hundreds of dolphins

LIMA, Peru (AP) - Scientists and Peruvian officials are investigating a mass die-off of hundreds of dolphins along the South American country's coast. Officials have been studying possible factors in the dolphins' deaths including a virus or seismic oil exploration that is being carried out off northern Peru. Deputy Environment...

4 years 1 month ago

FBI paid $15K in van der Sloot sting

Two federal law enforcement officials say U.S. authorities paid Joran van der Sloot $15,000 in a sting operation and delayed arresting him because they were trying to help build a murder case against him in the 5-year-old unsolved slaying of Natalee Holloway in Aruba. During that delay, Van der...

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