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  • An unidentified miner (left) is helped by an emergency worker after being rescued from the Cabeza de Negro gold-and-copper mine in Yauca del Rosario, Peru, on Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Nine miners had been trapped inside the wildcat mine since Thursday. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

    Peruvian miners rescued from collapsed mine

    Nine Peruvian miners were rescued Wednesday after six days trapped in an abandoned copper mine.

  • Briefly: Americas

    President Ollanta Humala declared a 60-day state of emergency Sunday to quell increasingly violent protests over the country's biggest investment, a highlands gold mine, by peasants who fear it will damage their water supply.

  • ** FILE ** Peruvian President Ollanta Humala is pictured at his swearing-in ceremony in 2011. (Associated Press)

    Peru's new president pledges to lift up nation's poor

    Ollanta Humala, the leftist military man who won Peru's presidency after abandoning a radical platform, promised in his inaugural address last month to make his priority the one in three Peruvians still mired in poverty.

Presidential candidate Ollanta Humala, a former military officer, waves after casting his ballot in the general elections in Lima, Peru, on Sunday.

    Leftist wins the most presidential votes, but runoff is required in Peruvian race

    An anti-establishment military man who promises to redistribute Peru's wealth won the most votes in Sunday's presidential vote and is headed into a runoff against the daughter of imprisoned former President Alberto Fujimori, unofficial results showed.

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