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Peru's ex-president Vizcarra banned from office

- Peru's Congress on Friday voted to ban former president Martin Vizcarra, implicated in a scandal over Covid-19 vaccinations, from holding public office for 10 years.

Far-left schoolteacher, rightwing populist vie for Peru presidency

- Far-left labor unionist Pedro Castillo and rightwing populist Keiko Fujimori will square off in a second round of presidential elections that analysts say threatens to further polarize crisis-weary Peru.

Castillo and Fujimori, rivals vying for Peru's presidency

- Far-left unionist Pedro Castillo and rightwing populist Keiko Fujimori will vie for the presidency of Peru in a runoff election on June 6, after the results of Sunday's first round showed them pulling ahead of the other 16 candidates.Who are they?

New species of frog unearthed in Peruvian Amazon jungle

- A new species of marsupial frog has been discovered in Peru's Amazon jungle, the state service for natural protected areas said on Monday.The new species belongs to the Gastrotheca genus of tailless frogs found in South and Central America.

Far-left schoolteacher takes lead as Peru counts presidential votes

- A far-left union leader and teacher has taken a surprise, though slim, lead in Peru's presidential election, and will likely face a rightwing rival in a runoff in June, incomplete results showed Monday.

Indecisive Peru presidential vote amid deadly Covid-19 surge

- Ballots were being counted Sunday in Peruvian presidential elections destined for a run-off with no candidate able to fire up the crisis-weary nation, during its deadliest week of the Covid-19 pandemic to date.

Peru votes as Covid-19 body count mounts

- Peruvians go to the polls Sunday, in the midst of a deadly pandemic surge, to choose a new president to confront the country's multiple challenges from among 18 candidates with no clear favorite.

Ex-prostitute, 'Jesus' actor line up for Peru Congress race

- Ex-prostitute Angela Villon is one of several unconventional candidates vying for a seat in Peru's national congress in elections Sunday - a reflection of the country's growing diversity.

Fujimori plans to 'save Peruvians' if elected president

- Despite facing a potential 30-year prison sentence for corruption, Keiko Fujimori is determined to follow in her father's footsteps and claim Peru's presidency at the third attempt.

Peru government, transport unions make deal to end strike

- The Peruvian government and transport unions, striking since Monday over fuel price increases, have reached an agreement to end the protests, authorities announced Saturday.

Judge rejects detention request for Peru ex-president Vizcarra

- A Peruvian judge on Thursday rejected preventative detention for ex-president Martin Vizcarra, who is being investigated for alleged corruption while he was governor of the country's southern region of Moquegua.

Peru's victims of 'forced sterilizations' hope for Fujimori apology

- The start of court proceedings against Peru's former president Alberto Fujimori for a program blamed for forcibly sterilizing thousands of poor, mostly indigenous women has generated hope among victims that justice will finally be served.

Ex-Peru president Fujimori faces trial over 'forced sterilizations'

- A judge in Peru opened proceedings on Monday against disgraced former president Alberto Fujimori and other officials accused of the "forced sterilizations" of thousands of poor, mostly indigenous, women.

First cargo of medical oxygen arrives in Peru from Chile

- A first shipment of medical oxygen sent by Chile has arrived in Peru, which will help relieve a shortage for Covid-19 patients, President Francisco Sagasti said on Friday.

Peru court orders authorities to 'respect' woman's wish to die

- A Peruvian court on Thursday ordered the government to respect the wishes of a polio-stricken woman to be allowed to die, a rare allowance for euthanasia in largely Catholic Latin America.

Peru suffering medical oxygen crunch amid Covid spike

- Hundreds of Peruvians waited in long lines Saturday to get medical oxygen for loved ones with Covid-19, amid a shortage of the gas in the pandemic's second wave.

Argentina president tells health minister to quit over vaccine line-jumping

- Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez asked his health minister to resign Friday after it emerged that friends of his had skipped the line for a Covid-19 vaccination.

Peru names 6th FM in under a year as vaccine scandal grows

- Peru on Monday appointed its sixth foreign minister in less than a year following a fresh resignation over a growing coronavirus vaccinations scandal.

Peru foreign minister resigns over early vaccination scandal

- Peru's foreign minister resigned Sunday, the second top official to step down amid a growing scandal over politicians receiving Covid-19 vaccinations well before the general public.

New Peru health minister takes office after vaccine scandal

- Ex-Peruvian health minister Oscar Ugarte took up his old role again Saturday, after his predecessor resigned over claims that a former president was vaccinated against Covid-19 long before the jab was available to the public.
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