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Peru passes 100,000 COVID-19 cases, 3,000 dead

- Peru has become the second Latin American country after Brazil to reach 100,000 coronavirus cases, according to health ministry figures out Wednesday.

Peru says will build hospital in Amazon for COVID-19 patients

- Peru said it will construct a fast-build hospital in the Amazon as it seeks to respond to a growing COVID-19 emergency sweeping through the indigenous population.

Peru's opposition leader Fujimori released from prison

- Peru's opposition leader Keiko Fujimori was released on Monday from pre-trial detention on corruption charges after just three months, an AFP reporter witnessed.

Peru prison riot over coronavirus fears leaves nine dead

- Nine inmates were killed and scores of guards wounded when rioting broke out at a prison in Lima after two inmates died from COVID-19, authorities in Peru said Tuesday.The riot broke out Monday at the city's Castro Castro prison.

17 police officers killed by coronavirus in Peru

- Seventeen police officers in Peru have died after contracting novel coronavirus while enforcing the nation's pandemic lockdown, officials and state media said.

Peru to release 3,000 prisoners under virus amnesty

- Peru will release under amnesty about 3,000 prisoners including those who are particularly at risk from the coronavirus pandemic, the justice minister has said.

Peru police arrest Chinese man for illegal COVID-19 testing

- Police in Lima on Sunday arrested a Chinese citizen for illegally conducting rapid COVID-19 tests on the public with newly-delivered kits stolen from Peru's health ministry.

Peru to restrict movement by gender during virus quarantine

- Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra announced on Thursday a new measure restricting public movement by gender, as the country tries to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.

China hits out at Nobel laureate Vargas Llosa over virus article

- China hit out on Monday at Peru's Nobel literature laureate Mario Vargas Llosa for allegedly expressing "irresponsible and prejudiced opinions" over the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

Former UN chief Javier Perez de Cuellar dead at 100

Lima - Former UN chief Javier Perez de Cuellar, who was known for his peace-making efforts including brokering a ceasefire in the Iran-Iraq war, died Wednesday in his native Peru, aged 100, his son said.

Peru's top court rejects bid to ban cock, bull fighting

- Peru's top court on Tuesday rejected a lawsuit brought by animal rights activists hoping to ban cock and bull fighting on grounds they are unconstitutional.

Thousands march in Peru in support of bull, cock fighting

- Around 10,000 people demonstrated in support of bull and cock fighting in Lima on Friday ahead of a supreme court decision on their future.

Peru's Fujimori hospitalized for neurological and lung issues

- Peru's jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori was hospitalized Monday in Lima after suffering neurological and lung problems, his family doctor told AFP.

Peru court orders Keiko Fujimori to return to prison

- A Peruvian judge ordered opposition leader Keiko Fujimori to return to prison for a further 15 months' pre-trial detention Tuesday as part of an investigation into Latin America's sprawling Odebrecht corruption scandal.

Peru Congress fragmented by Fujimori opposition collapse

- The opposition's crushing defeat in Peru's legislative elections has left a fragmented Congress without a dominant party -- but with a surprising newcomer threatening to become a serious player.

In Peru, 'they teach you to be ashamed,' indigenous trans candidate says

- The first indigenous transgender candidate to run for parliament in Peru says it's time to end the culture of machismo in the South American country.

Peru opposition crushed at legislative elections

- Peru's Keiko Fujimori-led opposition suffered a crushing blow at legislative elections, losing dozens of seats in the Congress it had dominated since 2016, according to early results Monday.

Death toll in Peru tanker explosion rises to 14: ministry

- The death toll in the explosion of a gas tanker in Lima rose to 14 following the death of a woman hospitalized with severe burns, Peru's Deputy Health Minister Victor Bocangel said Saturday.

Death toll in Peru gas tanker blast rises to eight: ministry

- The death toll from a powerful gas tanker explosion that ripped through a district of Lima rose to eight on Friday, after four more victims succumbed to severe burn injuries overnight, Peru's health ministry said.

Death toll in Peru gas tanker blast rises to eight: ministry

- The death toll from a powerful gas tanker explosion that ripped through a district of Lima rose to eight on Friday, after four more victims succumbed to severe burn injuries overnight, Peru's health ministry said.
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