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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.

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.

Experts look to solve Andean virus resistance puzzle

- Latin America has become the epicenter of the global coronavirus pandemic but one group seems to be resisting its effects better than the rest: people in the Andes.

Machu Picchu July reopening ruled out over fears of virus spread

- The ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, a jewel of Peruvian tourism, will not reopen in July as originally scheduled due to concerns over the coronavirus, local media reported Sunday.

Virus-hit Peru GDP plummets 40%

- Peru, one of the countries worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic, has seen GDP plummet by more than 40 percent year on year in April, the government said Monday.

Machu Picchu to sharply limit visits after July reopening in Peru

- The ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, a jewel of Peruvian tourism, will sharply reduce the number of daily visitors once it reopens from a virus-imposed closure in July, officials said.

Peru reopens beaches to surfers and bathers

- Surfers and bathers are allowed back on Peru's beaches despite the national lockdown remaining in place, authorities said on Tuesday.Beaches will reopen gradually under certain restrictions, such as limiting users to no more than one hour in the sea.

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 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 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.

Stranded cruise ship passengers hold hopes of reaching land

Santiago - More than 1,800 people stuck onboard a cruise ship off the Pacific coast of South America, with 42 complaining of flu-like symptoms, are desperately hoping to be allowed to dock -- somewhere.

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.

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 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.

President set to gain as Peru heads to congressional polls

- Peru will hold separate parliamentary elections for the first time on Sunday as President Martin Vizcarra looks to break the influence of the main opposition party of Keiko Fujimori.

Peruvian police arrest Belgian with 20 wild birds in suitcase

- Peruvian police have arrested a Belgian man at Lima Airport for trying to smuggle 20 live birds to Europe in his suitcase, the National Forest and Wildlife Service said Wednesday.

Peru to deport tourists over Machu Picchu damage

- Five tourists arrested for damaging Peru's iconic Machu Picchu site will be deported to Bolivia later on Wednesday, police said.A sixth was released from custody and ordered to remain in Machu Picchu pending trial after paying bail of $910.

Peru court cuts jail time for opposition leader Keiko Fujimori

- Peru's Supreme Court on Thursday halved the pre-trial detention of Keiko Fujimori, paving the way for the opposition leader to leave jail in April of next year.

Archeologists find remains of 227 sacrificed children in Peru

- Archeologists in Peru say the 227 bodies they have unearthed from a site used by the pre-Columbian Chimu culture is the biggest-ever discovery of sacrificed children.

Peru, Colombia propose emergency Amazon summit as fires blaze

- Peru and Colombia proposed on Tuesday an emergency Amazon summit for countries in the region in order to coordinate a strategy to protect the vast rainforest currently blighted by numerous fires.

Peru court sets date to decide on jailed opposition leader Fujimori's release

- Peru's Supreme Court said Wednesday it will decide next month whether to free opposition leader Keiko Fujimori from pre-trial detention in a corruption case linked to Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.

Peru's defense minister dies of heart attack at 71

- Peruvian Defense Minister Jose Huerta, a retired general, died Monday of a heart attack during a visit to military bases, the government announced. He was 71.

Ex Peru president and wife indicted for Odebrecht corruption

- Peru's public prosecutor indicted former president Ollanta Humala and his wife Nadine Heredia on Tuesday for allegedly laundering assets, as part of the wide-ranging Odebrecht corruption scandal.

Peru: Ex-president Kuczynski undergoes heart surgery

- Peru's former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who is under arrest in connection with the Odebrecht corruption scandal and has been hospitalized for heart problems, underwent emergency surgery Saturday to install a pacemaker, his brother said.

Odebrecht boss details 'money routes' to Peru politicians: prosecutor

Curitiba - Prosecutors said a top former executive of Brazilian multinational Odebrecht gave details Wednesday of multi-million dollar payoffs to Peruvian politicians including a top aide of former president Alan Garcia, who committed suicide last week.
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