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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.

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?

Peru's presidential musical chairs

Paris - Peru votes for a new president Sunday -- its fifth in three years -- after an unprecedented series of crises and corruption scandals that saw three different leaders in a single week.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Machu Picchu closes again, over local train dispute

- The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, the crown jewel of Peru's tourist sites, closed its doors Monday for an indefinite period for security reasons amid protests by locals over train services, officials said.

Peru president hit by resignation of second interior minister

- Peru's new President Francisco Sagasti suffered the second resignation of an interior minister in a week as Fernando Aliaga quit shortly after questioning the dismissal of the police leadership over a deadly crackdown on protests.

Peru farmworkers block Pan-American Highway again in pay dispute

Ica - Striking Peruvian workers temporarily erected new blockades on the Pan-American Highway on Saturday, a day after they had ended a five-day blockage following the shelving of a controversial agricultural law.

Peru repeals farm law after days of road blockades

- Peru's Congress on Friday repealed a farming law that had triggered days of roadblocks and other protests by striking workers.

Machu Picchu to ease Covid-19 visitor limit

- The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, the crown jewel of Peru's tourist sites, will increase its daily visitor limit to more than 1,000, the Culture Ministry said Tuesday.

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.
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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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Courtyard of the magnificent Orient Express' Monasterio Hotel of Cusco. The building is about 500 years old, the oak tree at the center of the picture has been growing there for about 300 years.
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Night view of the central square of the city of Ica in south-central Peru.
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From the San Blas Mirador, the entire city of Cusco is spread before you
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One of the highest points in Machu Picchu was used as a guard post to defend the citadel against enemies.
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Barranco. The Bridge of Sighs at sunset.
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For decades, the indigenous people of Peru's Amazon Rainforest have battled the government over oil exploitation.
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Art galleries, cafes and restaurants line the stairway streets of San Blas
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The train trip from Cuzco to Aguas Calientes, below the mountain where Machu Picchu is located, goes through beautiful Andean mountains scenery, tunnels and rivers.
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Peruvian authorities were investigating Sunday the deaths of some 500 sea lions whose rotting corpses were found on a northern beach.
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Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez complaints of harsh treatment from Peruvian defenders.
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Agricultural terraces at Machu Picchu.
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Barranco. Walkway to the Baths at the bottom of the ravine. View towards the hill.
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Crossed spears left by uncontacted Indians threatened by an oil pipeline © Marek Wolodzko/AIDESEP
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Sea Lions pack a beach on the Ballestas Islands
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Ironclad Huascar floating museum. Admiral Miguel Grau's stateroom is beautifully furnished. His picture is shown over the elaborated headboard.
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Thousands of dead crustaceans on Pucusana Beach, Peru (Screen capture from Peru-21)
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