WATCH: Q'orianka Kilcher Arrested
By Verky Arcos | 06/03/2010 - 13:00

Actress Q’orianka Kilcher—best known for playing Pocahontas in the 2005 film New World opposite Colin Farrell—was arrested on Tuesday for tying herself to the fence of the White House while her mother, Saskia Kilcher, poured a black substance over her.


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Fujimori Sentenced to Another Six Years in Jail
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 10/01/2009 - 16:25

Ex-Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, who is already serving three concurrent prison sentences for crimes including ordering killings by security forces, was back in court for his fourth and final trial, BBC News reports. He was sentenced to an additional six years in jail for corruption. The controversial leader was the President of Peru for ten years, from 1990-2000. He returned from exile in late 2007 to face a number of charges.
 


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Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori Sentenced to Prison
By Christine Estevez | 07/21/2009 - 16:00

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison Monday after he admitted to illegally paying his spy chief, Vladimiro Montesinos, $15 million in government funds. Fujimori told the court he paid off Montesinos to prevent a coup he feared was being plotted against him. Peru’s Supreme Court wasn’t buying it.


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Pregnant Women Dying at "Scandalous" Rates in Peru
By Mariela Rosario | 07/10/2009 - 10:36

A new Amnesty International report titled "Fatal Flaws: Barriers to Maternal Health in Peru" found that many poor, indigenous pregnant women are dying because they lack access to the basic medical care afforded other women in the country.


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Peruvian Beef Stew
By Latina Staff | 01/15/2009 - 11:52

This full-bodied stew will bring the crowd running when you lift the lid. Serve stew over rice and garnish with grated lime zest and cilantro leaves.


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Peru to Sue Yale over Stolen Incan Artifacts
By Mariela Rosario | 11/10/2008 - 15:22

Nearly two years after it first demanded that Yale University return thousands of artifacts from Machu Picchu excavated by Hiram Bingham in 1911, the Justice Ministry of Peru has approved plans to press ahead with the government's charges against the Ivy-league school. Bingham's discovery helped to drum up international interest in Peru and incited a steady stream of tourism to the site that has yet to let up.


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Justin Timberlake Developing a Peruvian Comedy for NBC
By Latina Staff | 03/07/2008 - 17:29

Salma Hayek would be proud. Just as the actress transformed Yo Soy Betty, La Fea into the Emmy-winning Ugly Betty, Justin Timberlake is setting his sights on a hit comedy from Peru and turning it into a sitcom for NBC.


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