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US judge denies bail to ex-Peru president in corruption case

Sep. 12, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge in San Francisco denied bail to former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo in a hearing Thursday that ended with an emotional outburst by his wife, who had to be dragged out of the courtroom after she started shouting at prosecutors. Magistrate Judge Thomas S. Hixson...

Peru shocks Neymar, Brazil 1-0 on Abram's 85th-minute header

Sep. 11, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luis Abram scored his first international goal on a header in the 85th minute, and Peru ended Brazil's 17-game unbeaten streak since last year's World Cup with a 1-0 victory Tuesday night. Peru shockingly pulled out only its second win over Brazil in 21 matches after Abram slipped into...

South America leaders gather to discuss protection of Amazon

Sep. 6, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

LETICIA, Colombia (AP) — Leaders of several South American nations that share the Amazon met Friday to discuss ways to increase protection of the world's largest rainforest. But the one-day conference in Leticia, a town on the Amazon River where the borders of Colombia, Peru and Brazil meet, ended with...

Woman held in Peru sought in 2nd Las Vegas-area murder case

Aug. 31, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman in custody in Peru awaiting extradition to the Las Vegas area in the fatal stabbing of a university professor in 2016 is facing a second murder charge in the death of her husband in 2005, authorities said. North Las Vegas police Officer Eric Leavitt said Friday a murder warrant was...

US judge considers bail for ex-Peruvian president

Aug. 29, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge in California said Thursday he wants to hear about detention options that don't involve solitary confinement before deciding whether to release former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo on bail while he fights extradition to his native country, where he is wanted in a...

The Latest: Judge considers bail for ex-Peruvian president

Aug. 29, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on extradition proceedings for former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo (all times local): 11 a.m. A U.S. judge says he wants to hear from prosecutors about detention options that don't involve solitary confinement before deciding whether to release former Peruvian...

Czech zoo hopes to spawn endangered South American frogs

Aug. 27, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A type of critically endangered frog that is the main ingredient in a smoothie-type health drink in Peru is being saved from extinction with help from a zoo in the Czech Republic. A Titicaca water frog breeding program at Prague Zoo produced its first batch of tadpoles last month. A dozen...

Lawyer calls ex-Peruvian president's US detention 'inhumane'

Aug. 23, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo has been kept in solitary confinement and only allowed to go outdoors once in the month he has been in U.S. custody while fighting extradition to his native country in a corruption case, his defense attorney said. Federal Public Defender...

The Latest: Prosecutors: Ex-Peru president is a flight risk

Aug. 23, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo seeking release on bail while he fights extradition to his native country (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Prosecutors say former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo should remain in U.S. custody while fighting extradition to his...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Aug. 23, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. Haitian lawmakers worked inside a partially flooded Parliament after rain penetrated the leaky roof during debate on whether or not to start...