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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'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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

The Incas, Andes and Amazon: key points about Peru

- A land of Incas, the Andes and the Amazon, Peru has weathered decades of a political upheaval and a major bribery scandal that has tainted presidents and politicians.

Peru: two decades of political upheaval

- Ahead of legislative elections on January 26, here is a recap of the political crises that have rocked Peru over the past two decades.

Peru promises to protect Machu Picchu as it builds airport

- Peru's government promised on Thursday to protect the Machu Picchu sanctuary and other Inca ruins when building a new airport to serve the ancient civilization's capital of Cusco.

Peru to install cameras at Machu Picchu after damage

- Peru is installing security cameras at its world renowned Machu Picchu site after it was damaged earlier this month by foreign tourists, authorities said Tuesday.

Six tourists arrested after feces found in sacred Machu Picchu area

- Six tourists, including a French woman, have been arrested over accusations that they damaged Peru's cultural heritage by defecating in a sacred temple at the iconic Machu Picchu sanctuary.

Peru to plant one million trees around Machu Picchu

- Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra launched a campaign on Thursday to reforest the Machu Picchu archeological site in order to protect it from mud slides and forest fires.

Peru prosecutors seek 12-year term for Kenji Fujimori

- Peruvian prosecutors are seeking a 12-year prison term for former lawmaker Kenji Fujimori on charges of attempting to buy votes in a plot to keep ex-president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski from being impeached.

Peru McDonald's fined $250,000 after worker deaths

- Peruvian authorities on Thursday fined the local owner of a McDonald's franchise $250,000 for serious safety violations after two employees were electrocuted to death.

Defective soda machine killed two McDonald's workers in Peru

- A defective soda vending machine was responsible for the deaths of two McDonald's cleaners in Peru, the general manager for the Lima franchise told a local news station on Saturday night.

Peru's Fujimori in political pause ahead of new court hearing

- Peruvian opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, released last month after more than a year in pre-trial custody, announced Wednesday she would take a break from politics, before a new detention hearing in her corruption case.

Keiko Fujimori, daughter of Peru's disgraced ex-leader

- Peruvian opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, who was released from prison on Friday, grew up during her father Alberto Fujimori's deeply divisive reign as president from 1990 to 2000.

Opposition leader Keiko Fujimori leaves prison in Peru

- Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori was released from prison Friday after spending 13 months in pre-trial detention in a corruption case linked to Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.

Peru court orders release of opposition leader Keiko Fujimori

- Peru's Constitutional Court on Monday ordered the release of opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, after more than a year of pre-trial detention.

Peru court orders release of opposition leader Keiko Fujimori

- Peru's Constitutional Court on Monday ordered the release of opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, after more than a year of pre-trial detention.

Peru court agrees to rule on president accused of acting unlawfully

- Peru's Constitutional Court on Tuesday accepted a request from the opposition to rule on whether President Martin Vizcarra unlawfully dissolved Congress last month.

Peru vice president resigns, calls for elections to break deadlock

- Peru's vice president resigned and called for elections Tuesday, hours after parliament appointed her to lead the fight against the president's dissolution of the body amid a bitter deadlock over corruption and appointments to the Supreme Court.

Peru president dissolves parliament, calls fresh elections

- Peru's president dissolved parliament and called for fresh elections Monday, prompting a vote by lawmakers to suspend him, deepening a long-running institutional crisis.

Graft investigators seize Peru ex-president's properties

- Peruvian prosecutors on Monday seized two homes owned by disgraced former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, forced to step down last year over a bribery scandal involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.

Peru's Fujimori returns to prison after hospitalization

- Peru's former president Alberto Fujimori returned to prison Friday after being taken to the hospital last week with heart problems, his doctor said.

Peru's Fujimori back in hospital with heart problems

- Former Peru president Alberto Fujimori has been taken to hospital again with heart problems, his doctor announced Monday.
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Nazca lines in Peru with high contrast image of the Hummingbird.
Nazca lines in Peru with high contrast image of the Hummingbird.
Martin St-Amant
Barranco. Church of the Holy Cross  located across from the Central Plaza (main square).
Barranco. Church of the Holy Cross, located across from the Central Plaza (main square).
Cahuachi archaeological site in Peru.
Cahuachi archaeological site in Peru.
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Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Officer s meeting room.
Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Officer's meeting room.
The Cajamarca landscape in extremely scenic.
The Cajamarca landscape in extremely scenic.
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Barranco. Walkway to the Baths at the bottom of the ravine. View towards the hill.
Barranco. Walkway to the Baths at the bottom of the ravine. View towards the hill.
Kichwa Indian children from a village close to Repsol s project. © Survival
Kichwa Indian children from a village close to Repsol's project. © Survival
My guide at Caral. Local residents of the Supe Valley work as tour guides providing information on t...
My guide at Caral. Local residents of the Supe Valley work as tour guides providing information on the significance of the archaeological investigations.
Oil industry barges are a constant sight on the
rivers of northern Peru © Survival
Oil industry barges are a constant sight on the rivers of northern Peru © Survival
Picture of an aerial photograph of Peru s Main Pyramid shows the size and complexity of the construc...
Picture of an aerial photograph of Peru's Main Pyramid shows the size and complexity of the construction. The circle, below, center, was probably used for ceremonies and musical concerts.
Rapping the frog on the edge of the counter supposedly kills it before it is dropped into the awaiti...
Rapping the frog on the edge of the counter supposedly kills it before it is dropped into the awaiting blender.
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Tampo Colorado is inland from the south coast of Peru in the Pisco River Valley about 40 km along th...
Tampo Colorado is inland from the south coast of Peru in the Pisco River Valley about 40 km along the highway to Ayacucho known as the Via de los Libertadores, close to the town of Pisco.
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Orhan Akman  a German trade union organiser who has been working for UNI Americas in Peru over the l...
Orhan Akman, a German trade union organiser who has been working for UNI Americas in Peru over the last couple of years, has been expelled from the country.
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Smelters like this complex in La Oroya  Peru  have contributed to widespread metal pollution in Lati...
Smelters like this complex in La Oroya, Peru, have contributed to widespread metal pollution in Latin America.
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Most detailed sightings of uncontacted Indians ever recorded on camera. www.survivalinternational.or...
Most detailed sightings of uncontacted Indians ever recorded on camera. www.survivalinternational.org
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San Pedro Railway Station. This is the place of departure of the train to Machu Picchu. An active ma...
San Pedro Railway Station. This is the place of departure of the train to Machu Picchu. An active market supply locals and visitors with basic needs.
A poster on the Peruvian Air Force website advertising the conference on  aerial anomalies  and the ...
A poster on the Peruvian Air Force website advertising the conference on 'aerial anomalies' and the Nazca Lines.
Peruvian Air Force
U.S. Defense Secretary CVhuck Hagel shakes hands with Peruvian military official on arrival in Peru ...
U.S. Defense Secretary CVhuck Hagel shakes hands with Peruvian military official on arrival in Peru on Monday, October 13, 2014.
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The Band of Holes in a photograph taken by drone. The road stretches for a mile up a mountain top an...
The Band of Holes in a photograph taken by drone. The road stretches for a mile up a mountain top and may be the remains of a structure used for collecting and measuring food tributes for the Inca state.
Charles Stanish
An endangered condor is  celebrated  by Peruvians in the Yawar Festival by being strapped to the bac...
An endangered condor is "celebrated" by Peruvians in the Yawar Festival by being strapped to the back of a bull during a bull fight.
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