A sudden and abnormal warming of Pacific waters off the South American country has been blamed for unleashing a torrent of water.Read the full story ›
This is the incredible moment a woman escapes from a raging mudslide in Peru.Read the full story ›
The actress, known for her appearances in Gossip Girl and Law & Order, was found dead in the Peruvian capital on Tuesday.Read the full story ›
Michaella McCollum, one of the Peru Two, has told how she became "top dog" and earned £200 per week while inside a South American prison.Read the full story ›
Oliver Paps said: "I'm going to jump in the air - take a photo for me as a memory", before plunging 200ft to his death, witnesses said.Read the full story ›
Drug mule Melissa Reid has arrived back in the UK at Glasgow Airport after being released from prison in Peru.
Reid, from Lenzie, East Dunbartonshire, arrived at 21:44 on Wednesday after completing the last leg of her journey to the UK from Lima.
The 22-year-old Scot was jailed alongside Michaella McCollum in 2013 for attempting to smuggle £1.5 million worth of cocaine from Peru to Spain.
The pair - nicknamed the "Peru Two" - were jailed for six years and eight months after admitting the offence.
McCollum, from Northern Ireland, served more than two years in South American jails and was released in April this year.
But a judge last month ordered Reid to be expelled from the South American country under an early release scheme for deporting first-time drug offenders.
Peru's president-elect said on Tuesday that his government would sever ties with the US if Donald Trump wins the US presidential election.
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, a 77-year-old former investment banker, said amid laughter "we're going to grab a saw and cut them [relations] off".
Mr Kuczynski explained that the topic came up during a congratulatory phone call with US President Barack Obama.
Presumptive Republican nominee in the race to succeed Obama, Trump has sparked criticism across Latin America for his anti-immigrant rhetoric, especially in Mexico where President Enrique Pena Nieto has compared his campaign to the rise of Adolf Hitler.
Reports say Peruvian authorities have agreed to expel the 22-year-old in order that she can serve her sentence closer to home.Read the full story ›
Footage of a gun battle between Peruvian authorities and suspected drugs traffickers in which a plane was shot down has been released.Read the full story ›
More than 30 lions rescued from circuses in South America have arrived in Johannesburg to begin a new life at an African wildlife reserve.Read the full story ›