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Peru President Vizcarra survives impeachment vote

- Peru's President Martin Vizcarra survived an impeachment vote in Congress on Friday as his opponents failed to win the votes necessary to remove him from power.

Peru congress opens Vizcarra impeachment trial

- President Martin Vizcarra remained defiant Friday as Peru's Congress began an impeachment debate ahead of a vote that analysts say he is expected to survive."I'm not running.

Peru's Vizcarra faces impeachment after court bid fails

- President Martin Vizcarra faces an impeachment trial in congress Friday after Peru's top court rejected his government's appeal to block the vote, though analysts said he would likely survive.

Peru top court rejects bid to block impeachment vote

- Peru's top court on Thursday rejected a government bid to block the impeachment of President Martin Vizcarra.

Facing impeachment, Peru's Vizcarra goes on the offensive

- Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra pushed back against his opponents on Monday days ahead of an impeachment vote, accusing Congress chief Manuel Merino of "conspiracy" by trying to secure military assurances for a bid to succeed him.

Peru govt petitions top court to block impeachment vote

- Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra's government on Monday sought a Constitutional Court injunction to block an impeachment vote due later this week.

Peru police search homes of officials in impeachment case

- Police in Peru raided the homes of key government officials in Lima on Saturday as part of an investigation into allegations that President Martin Vizcarra obstructed a graft probe that will see him face impeachment proceedings next week.

Peru police search homes of officials in impeachment case

- Police in Peru raided the homes of key government officials in Lima on Saturday as part of an investigation into allegations that President Martin Vizcarra obstructed a graft probe that will see him face impeachment proceedings next week.

Peru's Congress votes to open impeachment proceedings against president

- Peru's Congress on Friday voted to open impeachment proceedings against President Martin Vizcarra for "moral incapacity" over accusations he tried to obstruct a corruption probe against government officials.

Lima's Athletes Village playing a role in Peru virus recovery

- The Athletes Village built for Lima's Panamerican Games is being put into service again -- as a hospital treating hundreds of Covid-19 patients.

Peru extends coronavirus state of emergency

- Peru on Friday extended its national emergency until September 30 and prolonged a lockdown in some of the areas worst affected by the coronavirus, the government said.

Peru, Argentine economies post huge falls

- Peru's year-on-year GDP fell by 30 percent in the second quarter of 2020 as it was badly affected by coronavirus containment measures, the government said on Thursday.

'Destroyed': Coronavirus ravages Peruvian family

- The coronavirus pandemic has been cruel to the Diaz family in Peru, killing five members of the tight-knit clan and leaving another four still hospitalized.

Mexico, Peru each top half a million virus cases

- Countries in coronavirus epicenter Latin America reported troubling new statistics on Thursday, with Mexico and Peru both surpassing half a million confirmed infections.

Peru reimposes Sunday curfews to stop virus spike

- Peru will re-impose a ban on people leaving their homes on Sundays and outlaw family parties, authorities said Wednesday as the nation reported a record number of new coronavirus cases.

Peru promises Amazon investment after indigenous deaths

- Peru promised on Monday to invest in its Amazon region, which is a focal point of the coronavirus pandemic, following the death of three indigenous protesters in clashes with police.

Peru says over 900 girls, women feared dead since pandemic began

- A staggering 900-plus girls and women are missing and feared dead in Peru since COVID-19 confinement began, authorities said Monday.The Andean nation home to 33 million people long has had a horrific domestic violence problem.

Video of sobbing woman begging Peru president to save husband goes viral

Arequipa - A video of a mother running behind a van carrying Peru's President Martin Vizcarra and begging him to save her husband from COVID-19, has gone viral."Mr. President, Don't go!

Peru reopens air and bus travel as GDP slumps

- Peru reopened domestic air travel on Wednesday in a bid to reignite the economy as it announced a drop of 33 percent in GDP for May year-on-year.

Peru president criticizes new immunity bill

- Peru's President Martin Vizcarra on Monday lambasted a reform approved by Congress that strips presidents, ministers and lawmakers of their immunity, saying it was a smokescreen designed to maintain impunity.
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