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  • In Peru's Colca Valley, a birdwatcher's paradise

    In Peru's Colca Valley, a birdwatcher's paradise
    Some people head to Peru to climb Incan ruins; some go to sip pisco sours. Me, I went for the birds. The very big birds. Peru contains a staggering 10% of the world's avian population, and the Colca Valley — a stunning slice of earth notched into...
  • City worker peddled vitamins to owners of restaurants she inspected

    City worker peddled vitamins to owners of restaurants she inspected
    On a cloudy afternoon in September, Chicago health inspector Charity Okoro arrived at Taste of Peru and began pointing out problems. "She comes into the restaurant really mad, really screaming," recounted co-owner Cesar Izquierdo, according to city...
  • Kid Rock bringing big sound to small Illinois town

    Kid Rock bringing big sound to small Illinois town
    Kid Rock will be taking the stage Friday in Illinois, but not in Chicago like he did at the United Center and House of Blues in 2011. No, the “Cowboy” and “All Summer Long” rocker will be performing on the Illinois Valley Regional...
  • La Rinconada: Peru's city of dreams

    La Rinconada: Peru's city of dreams
  • Critic's Notebook: Mario Vargas Llosa's work and life push boundaries

    Critic's Notebook: Mario Vargas Llosa's work and life push boundaries
    The selection Thursday morning of Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa as winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize for literature raises a familiar question: Why him? Why now? On the one hand, Vargas Llosa is without question a writer of stature, a central figure...
  • Win the FOX Rocks Lunchbox!

    Win the FOX Rocks Lunchbox!
    Sign up to win the Fox Rocks Lunchbox! K-Mack announces a new winner every Monday and Thursday at 10am drawn from all entries. We visit the winner at work and deliver the coveted FOX ROCKS LUNCH BOX, filled with great prizes every Tuesday and Friday...
  • Cassandra Bastidas : Making a Difference one Mission at a Time

    Cassandra Bastidas : Making a Difference one Mission at a Time
    Graduation time for high school seniors is an important moment in their lives filled with excitement and trepidation as they look back at their accomplishments and eye their futures — looking ahead at the universities they will attend, the careers...
  • Suspected 'Serial Butt Slasher' Arrested in Peru

    Suspected 'Serial Butt Slasher' Arrested in Peru
    Fairfax, Va. -- A man suspected in more than a dozen incidents at retail stores in Fairfax, Virginia has been captured in Peru, authorities said. Johnny D. Guillen, known as the "Corta Nalgas" -- or "butt cutter" -- was captured Friday in Lima, according...
  • Peru declares state of emergency after violence at mine protests

     
    The Peruvian government on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in a southeastern province after eight days of protests over a proposed expansion of a huge copper mine left at least two residents dead and 70 police injured....
  • Mexico cancels mega-resort project near Baja California reef

     
    Mexico's government on Friday halted a controversial mega-resort development in Baja California Sur after environmentalists said it would have threatened a large coral reef in the Sea of Cortes that has rebounded dramatically from years of damage. The...
  • Leading foe rejects new plan for Peru mine

     
    Gregorio Santos, Cajamarca regional president, said changes in a plan to build a $4.8-billion copper and gold mine in northern Peru are not sufficient to win locals' support....
  • Iran urged to halt executions for alcohol consumption

     
    Human Rights Watch has urged Iran to scrap the death penalty for citizens convicted of drinking alcohol following reports that the nation's judiciary has upheld two such sentences. The watchdog called on Iranian authorities to end capital punishment for...