September 20, 2007 [LINK / comment]

Object from space hits Peru

A mysterious fireball plummeted from the heavens on Tuesday and crashed near Puno in southern Peru. Dozens of Peruvians who took a look at the crater were sickened by noxious fumes. A Peruvian scientist "ruled out any possibility that the fallen object might be a satellite" (see BBC), but there are other possibilities. This event will no doubt spur wild rumors about "OVNIs" (Objetos Voladores No-Identificados), a.k.a. UFOs. .

Ruling on Fujimori?

Meanwhile, Chilean courts are expected to rule on Friday as to whether former President of Peru Alberto Fujimori will be extradited to Peru. See La Republica.