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Peru guerrilla attack leaves two injured in La Convencion

The attack occurred at around 1:00pm, when guerrilla snipers fired upon a military base operating out of an abandoned school in the town of Kepashiato, in the region of Cusco.

Peru: Where to relive ancient ceremonies

Cusco’s Inti Raymi is famous, but you can also see Peru’s cultural past at the Sondor Raymi, Vilcas Raymi, Raymillacta and the arrival of Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo.

Peru: Xstrata protests leave 40 police officers injured

Talks between the government and demonstrators fell through on Saturday evening, after protestors demanded the closure of the Xstrata Tintaya mine.

Peru: Xstrata mining workers temporarily held hostage in Espinar

Eight of the hostages were released at 2pm, on Sunday, and the remaining two were released on Monday morning.

Peru Xstrata protests leave two dead, dozens injured

A violent clash between residents and police occurred when protestors tried to break into the Xstrata site, Peru21 reported.

Peru declares state of emergency in Espinar

The announcement occurred hours after provincial prosecutor Hector Herrera was kidnapped by protestors in Espinar.

Unesco suggests emergency measures in Machu Picchu

A group of UNESCO conservation specialists have said it is necessary to apply emergency measures to buffer zone around the Machu Picchu archaeological site, and the town of Aguas Calientes.

Peru: extremist groups behind Xstrata mining protests, says President Humala

On Friday President Ollanta Humala said he believed '╦ťextremist groups' were behind the Xstrata mining protests in the province of Espinar, in Cusco.