Peru recalls ambassador from Chile over case of alleged espionage

Peru's government says it's recalling its ambassador from Chile, demanding a response to allegations that the neighboring nation has been spying on it.

Saturday's statement by the Peruvian Foreign Ministry comes more than two weeks after the government announced that three members of Peru's navy were under investigation for allegedly leaking military information to Chile. Peru says it has not yet received an adequate explanation and President Ollanta Humala has said the issue could damage relations.

Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Munoz has said his government will soon respond to Peru's Feb. 20 protest note and said Chile "does not promote or accept acts of espionage."