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Francisco Sagasti sworn in as Peru president

- Peru's 76-year-old new president Francisco Sagasti was sworn in Tuesday at a special session of Congress, tasked with resolving the South American country's crippling political crisis.

Francisco Sagasti sworn in as Peru president: official

- Peru's 76-year-old new president Francisco Sagasti was sworn in Tuesday at a special session of Congress, tasked with resolving the South American country's crippling political crisis.

UN chief 'deeply disturbed' by political unrest in Peru

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is "deeply disturbed" by a violent crackdown in Peru against people protesting the impeachment of former president Martin Vizcarra, his spokesman said Monday.

Peru Congress chooses new president in bid to resolve crisis

- Peru's Congress on Monday chose a 76-year-old former World Bank official as the South American country's new president -- the third in a rollercoaster week of political upheaval.

Peru sees more demos, first protester killed

- Peru saw another day of protests on Saturday and the first death in connection with them as thousands took to the streets in opposition to new President Manuel Merino following the ouster of his predecessor.

Peru's speaker of congress takes over presidency

- Speaker of Congress Manuel Merino assumed office Tuesday as Peru's third president in four years, amid street protests and market jitters after the impeachment of Martin Vizcarra over corruption allegations.

Peru's President Vizcarra ousted in Congress impeachment vote

- Peru's Congress voted Monday to impeach and oust President Martin Vizcarra over allegations he took kickbacks from developers while serving as a regional governor in 2014.

Peru's president denies graft ahead of new impeachment vote

- Peru's President Martin Vizcarra rounded on his critics in Congress on Monday, vehemently denying that he accepted bribes as lawmakers prepared to vote for a second time to possibly impeach him.

Peru's Congress to retry president for impeachment

- Peru's Congress on Monday voted to try again to impeach President Martin Vizcarra for alleged "moral incapacity" after he survived a first attempt weeks ago, setting a date of November 9 for him to defend himself.

Peru's Machu Picchu reopens... for one Japanese tourist

- Peru's best-known tourist site Machu Picchu has opened after months of coronavirus closure, but for just a single visitor -- a Japanese man stranded in the country by the pandemic.

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'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.

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 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.

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.

170 police officers die of coronavirus in Peru: minister

- At least 170 police officers in Peru have died after contracting the coronavirus while enforcing the South American nation's pandemic lockdown, the interior minister said Thursday.

Coffin-makers booming as Peru virus deaths soar

- As the coronavirus-hit economy of Peru stagnated over the past three months, Lima coffin-maker Genaro Cabrera has seen his sales quadruple.

Chile, Peru secure credit lines from IMF amid pandemic

Washington - The IMF approved a two-year $24 billion credit line for Chile on Friday as the South American nation battles the growing impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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.
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The beautiful church of the Society of Jesus in the main square of the city of Cusco.
The beautiful church of the Society of Jesus in the main square of the city of Cusco.
Illegal logging settlement inside the Murunahua 
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Illegal logging settlement inside the Murunahua Reserve for uncontacted tribes, south-east Peru. © Chris Fagan/Upper Amazon Conservancy
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Statue commemorating Chabuca Granda, Peru's beloved poet, composer and folk singer. Next to Chabuca is the statue to the Peruvian riding horse, the subject of one of her songs.
Teaser scene from the  Boiling River.
Teaser scene from the "Boiling River."
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View of the circular space in front of the Greater Pyramid at Caral.
View of the circular space in front of the Greater Pyramid at Caral.
Some of the stone structures at Caral have been interpreted as having served as a market to sell and...
Some of the stone structures at Caral have been interpreted as having served as a market to sell and exchange agricultural products.
The Cathedral of Cusco was built over a period of more than 100 years (1559-1669).
The Cathedral of Cusco was built over a period of more than 100 years (1559-1669).
The Ballestas Islands sport several dramatic rock arches and pinnacles.
The Ballestas Islands sport several dramatic rock arches and pinnacles.
The Peruvian marvellous spatuletail hummingbird drinking the nectar of its favourite plant  the red-...
The Peruvian marvellous spatuletail hummingbird drinking the nectar of its favourite plant, the red-flowered lily.
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Otto the bulldog has now set a Guinness World Record for being the first mutt to skateboard through a human tunnel of 30 people's legs.
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San Blas Plaza is a social scene day and night
San Blas Plaza is a social scene day and night
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Rapping the frog on the edge of the counter supposedly kills it before it is dropped into the awaiting blender.
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High elevations, bitter cold and the threat of hypoxia made trekking into the mountains of Peru dangerous for early man.
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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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Boats leave from the main port of Paracas to the Ballestas Islands all morning long
Boats leave from the main port of Paracas to the Ballestas Islands all morning long
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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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