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Pope to visit Peruvian region hard hit by El Nino floods
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- When Pope Francis travels Saturday to northern Peru he will find a region still reeling from devastating floods nearly a year ago that toppled hundreds of thousands of homes, left streets covered in thick layers of mud and even ripped apart tombs from an above-ground cemetery....

Church conservatives question pope's airborne nuptials
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- The honeymoon, as it were, is apparently over....

The Latest: Traditionalist blog questions mid-flight wedding
PUERTO MALDONADO, Peru (AP) -- The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Peru (all times local):...

Pope: Corruption is 'social virus' infecting Latin America
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Pope Francis strongly condemned corruption in Latin America as a "social virus" infecting all aspects of life in stern remarks Friday to Peru's president and high-ranking political leaders, several of whom are embroiled in the region's biggest graft scandal....

Baby dies, 17 injured after car hits crowd on Rio boardwalk
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A motorist who drove into a crowded boardwalk along Rio's famed Copacabana beach killed a baby and injured 17 people, Brazilian authorities said Friday....