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Joran van der Sloot Getting Married in Peru Prison

Joran van der Sloot, the Dutch national presently serving a 28-year prison sentence for murder in Peru, plans to be married in lockup and is expecting a child. Van der Sloot made international headlines as the prime suspect in the disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway, who vanished in Aruba on May 30, 2005. Van der Sloot was never formally …

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Joran van der Sloot to Marry Leydi Figueroa Uceda

Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the disappearance and assumed murder of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway back in 2005 in Aruba, will soon marry 22-year-old Leydi Figueroa Uceda, a woman he met while she sold goods in the Peruvian prison in which he is being held on another murder conviction. She is five months pregnant with his child. …

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Chile Aftershock Registers Magnitude 7.6

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a magnitude 7.6 aftershock rattled Chile’s northern coast late Wednesday night, triggering a tsunami warning for regions of that country and Peru. The significant tremor came after an April 1st magnitude 8.2 quake generated a tsunami which produced 6.9 foot waves. The initial quake hit at 23:46 UTC off the coast of Chile, and …

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Peru Volcano Prompts Evacuations

A volcano in southwestern Peru called Ubinas began ejecting pyroclastic material into the sky in 2006, after over four decades of lying dormant. Recent volcanic activity has prompted officials to evacuate 60 residents of Querapi, a village near its base. The last state of emergency due to Ubinas activity occurred on April 23, 2006. Ubinas town mayor Pascual Coaquira said …

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Joran Van Der Sloot: Peru Wants Full Sentence Served

It was one of the most talked about cases nearly ten years ago: A beautiful blonde teenage girl in an exotic location suddenly vanishes and is never seen again. The disappearance of Natalie Holloway remains one of the most heart-breaking cold cases in recent history. The man many felt to be responsible for her death, Joran van der Sloot, was …

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Joran Van Der Sloot To Be Extradited To The U.S. In 2038

The Peruvian government has agreed to transfer Joran van der Sloot, a Dutch national, to the U.S. after he has served his sentence on a murder conviction in Peru, which will end in 2038. The news was published in one of Peru’s official gazette. Van der Sloot is currently serving his sentence in Peru after he was convicted of robbing …

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Dollar Counterfeiting: Peru is #1 Worldwide Producer

In a heavily reprinted AP story out of Lima, a 13-year-old boy was arrested during a raid on a large counterfeiting operation. The boy was caught with almost three quarters of a million in fake dollars and euros; this led to the revelation that Peruvian counterfeiters were finishing each bill by hand. The Secret Service claims that, through cheap criminal …

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Mashco-Piro Tribe Of Peru Makes Rare Appearance

In the modern world it is easy to assume that everyone carries a cell phone and has access to things like the internet. After all, you are using it right now to read this story and when you opened your browser it was as uneventful as pouring a glass of water. It is easy to forget that there are still …

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Woman Off Cliff: Shocking Video Captures Woman And Mistress Fighting

A woman in Peru was caught on surveillance camera throwing another woman off a cliff because she thought the woman was having an affair with her husband. Lisset Lupo Mamani, a mother of four, caught up to husband Renzo Zanabria Huanca out on a stroll with Sandra Bruna Morales and grabbed the woman by the ponytail, engaging in a fight …

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Lima, Peru Shaken by Small Earthquake

The capital of Peru was shaken Tuesday night by a relatively small earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake at a mild magnitude of 4.6. The epicenter of the quake was around 22 miles (35km) off the coast of Lima, and occurred at a depth of around 38 miles (61km). The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Tsunami Warning …

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Joran van der Sloot to Marry in Prison

Back in 2005, Joran van der Sloot was implicated in the disappearance of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway. The American girl was last seen with van der Sloot during a high school graduation trip to Aruba. He was never tried for a crime connected to the disappearance. Last year, van der Sloot was convicted of the murder of a Peruvian woman named …

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Joran Van Der Sloot Might Be Getting Married Behind Bars

Joran Van Der Sloot, the man responsible for killing Peruvian student Stephany Flores, is currently spending quite a bit of time behind bars for his heinous crime. In addition to this murder, Van Der Sloot is also the prime suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, who went missing after leaving an Oranjestad bar with Joran and two of his …

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