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Heaviest Rains, Hottest Temperatures in Two Decades Batter Peru

The heaviest rains and hottest temperatures in two decades have battered Peru over the past week as weather linked to El Nino caused flooding and landslides that blocked the country's central highway and forced scores from their homes. At least five people have died in weather-related accidents since Monday, including four trapped in an unregulated mining pit, said Miguel Yamasaki, an official with state civil defense institute, Indeci. Peru's weather agency, Senamhi, put the...

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