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Explained: Peru's chaotic power struggle in a nutshell

October 02, 2019 11:33 am

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra and the opposition-controlled congress have each taken action to remove each other from power, creating the deepest constitutional crisis in nearly three decades.

Peru: Protesters march to denounce violence against women

August 18, 2019 5:54 pm

Gender and domestic violence are serious problems in Peru, with many Peruvian women reporting instances of physical or emotional abuse. Violence against women in the Latin American country occurs in all social strata and in both rural and urban areas.

Copa America Final 2019 Highlights: Brazil win it on their home soil

July 08, 2019 4:14 am

Copa America Final 2019, Brazil vs Peru Highlights: Goals from Everton, Jesus and Richarlison hand Selecao the victory against Peru.

Brazil primed for home Copa America triumph, wary of upset threat

July 06, 2019 1:27 pm

Anything less than victory for South America's most populous nation and most successful national team at the Maracana will be deemed a monumental failure.

Magnitude-8 earthquake strikes north-central Peru

May 26, 2019 2:26 pm

The quake, at a moderate depth of 114 kilometers struck at 2:41 am, 80 kilometers southeast of the village of Lagunas and 158 kilometers east-northeast of the larger town of Yurimaguas.

Peru's ex-President Alan Garcia shoots himself before arrest

April 17, 2019 10:01 pm

Alan Garcia, who had repeatedly denied wrongdoing, was 69. President Martin Vizcarra said on Twitter that he was "consternated" by Garcia's death, and sent his condolences to his family members.

At least 20 killed after bus in Peru catches fire at banned bustop

April 01, 2019 10:27 am

Witnesses said the fire started in the bus's motor at the rear of the vehicle and quickly spread to its interior, according to the spokesman Lewis Mejia, in broadcast comments on local TV channel Canal N.

Ex-Peru president Alejandro Toledo arrested in California for drunkenness 

March 19, 2019 7:19 am

Authorities say former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, wanted in connection with Latin America's biggest graft scandal, was arrested in California on suspicion of public intoxication

Peru's president, ensnared in scandals, resigns on eve of impeachment vote

March 22, 2018 7:11 am

Kuczynski, a 79-year-old former Wall Street banker who once held U.S. citizenship, promised a "constitutional and orderly" transition of power to end what he described as a hostile political climate that had made governing nearly impossible.

Jailbreak drama: Prisoner who fled after drugging twin, swapping places, recaptured

February 14, 2018 12:32 pm

Alexander Delgado, who was serving a 26-year sentence after being found guilty of raping minors and theft, had escaped the prison after posing as his twin brother. He was picked up on Monday in Callao, a port city near Lima.

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Rallying: The Dakar, a world of sand and solitude

January 21, 2019 7:02 am

The 41st Edition of the Dakar Rally will cover only one country, unlike previous editions. It will start from Lima before cruising through terrains of Pisco, San Juan de Marcona, Arequipa and Moquegua, covering a total distance of over 5000 km

Hundreds of Venezuelan migrants enter Peru despite passport rule

August 28, 2018 10:32 am

Peru's economy is expected to grow by 4 per cent this year and many Venezuelans already have at least one relative living in the nation.