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Peru: Country in South America
Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is a megadiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains vertically extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon Basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon river. At 1.28 million km2, Peru is the 19th largest country in the world, and the third largest in South America.

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Peru president survives Congress impeachment vote [Video]

Peru president survives Congress impeachment vote

Martin Vizcarra denied corruption and interfering in an investigation into government contracts awarded to a friend.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:04Published
Peru's Martin Vizcarra faces impeachment for 'moral incapacity' [Video]

Peru's Martin Vizcarra faces impeachment for 'moral incapacity'

Latest challenge to Vizcarra's rule stems from claims he tried to obstruct a corruption inquiry against his government.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published
Concern Peru COVID-19 death toll is higher than official figures [Video]

Concern Peru COVID-19 death toll is higher than official figures

Six months on from the first coronavirus case in Peru, the country has experienced more deaths per capita than almost any other nation.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published
Rare Arabian camel calf born in Peru's desert [Video]

Rare Arabian camel calf born in Peru's desert

In Peru's Ica desert region, a rare Dromedary, also known as the Arabian camel, was born at a facility used for the local reproduction of the mammal.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published
Clowns arrested at funeral for entertainer who died of COVID [Video]

Clowns arrested at funeral for entertainer who died of COVID

Police in Peru on Tuesday arrested clowns attending a funeral service of a fellow entertainer who had died from coronavirus, as the country enforces tough quarantine regulations to ease the rate of new..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published
Peru: 13 killed as police raid club breaking coronavirus curbs [Video]

Peru: 13 killed as police raid club breaking coronavirus curbs

About 120 people in Lima tried to flee a party, banned under current coronavirus restrictions, when police arrived.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:14Published
Stampede Of Nightclubbers Fleeing Police Raid Leave 13 Dead In Lima, Peru [Video]

Stampede Of Nightclubbers Fleeing Police Raid Leave 13 Dead In Lima, Peru

An attempt by police in Lima, Peru, to protect public health has ended in disastrous, deadly irony. According to CNN, police raided a crowded nightclub in an effort to enforce coronavirus preventive..

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Peru economy: COVID-19 puts millions of people out of work [Video]

Peru economy: COVID-19 puts millions of people out of work

Analysts say it is the worst recession in more than a century.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published
COVID-19: Peru sees spike in number of hospitalised children [Video]

COVID-19: Peru sees spike in number of hospitalised children

Serious COVID-19 cases among children are still far from widespread but more are now being admitted to intensive care.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:07Published
Peru halts league due to fans flouting social distancing rules [Video]

Peru halts league due to fans flouting social distancing rules

Peruvian sports authorities have temporarily suspended the professional soccer league after Club Universitario fans ignored social distancing measures to celebrate their team's anniversary.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:56Published
Peru temporarily cancels pro soccer after fans run riot [Video]

Peru temporarily cancels pro soccer after fans run riot

Peruvian sports authorities have temporarily suspended the professional soccer league after Club Universitario fans ignored social distancing measures to celebrate their team's anniversary.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:56Published

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Peru overtakes Italy in total cases of coronavirus

Peru topped 240,000 total cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, surpassing hard-hit Italy, government data showed, even as the pace of infections has begun to moderate in the South American nation.
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Coronavirus: Peru economy sinks 40% in April amid lockdown

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Coronavirus: Technicians held in Peru over false 5G Covid links

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A Peruvian driver delivers ashes of the dead as coronavirus toll mounts

Héctor Orellanqui, 65, wearing a white overcoat and mask, has a painful duty to carry out: delivering the ashes of those who have died from COVID-19 to families who can in most cases no longer carry..
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Peru's most catastrophic natural disaster

On 31 May 1970 an earthquake struck in Peru, triggering a landslide and leading to the deaths of 70,000.
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Latin America's largest airline LATAM files for U.S. bankruptcy protection

Latin America's largest airline LATAM Airlines Group SA said on Tuesday the company and its affiliates in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and the U.S. have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in..
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Peru extends protracted national lockdown until end of June

Peru on Friday extended its state of emergency and a nationwide lockdown to fight the coronavirus pandemic until the end of June, marking one of the longest periods of mandatory isolation in the world.
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Peru coronavirus cases surpass 100,000 as demand sends drug prices soaring

Peru's number of confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 104,000, the Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday, as the outbreak puts pressure on the demand for medicines, whose prices have soared in..
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Peru's confirmed coronavirus cases surpass 100,000: health ministry

Peru's number of confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 100,000, the Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday.
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Regional health body warns of COVID-19 spread in Amazon tri-border area

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned on Tuesday that new coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the tri-border area of the Amazon between Brazil, Colombia and Peru and threatens to infect..
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Peru extends nationwide lockdown until May 24 as coronavirus cases rise

Peru has extended a nationwide lockdown by two weeks until May 24, President Martin Vizcarra said on Friday, the fourth extension of the isolation period amid a sharp rise in cases of COVID-19 in the..
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Peru's Keiko Fujimori to be freed from prison during graft investigation

Former Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori will be released from prison while she is under investigation for money laundering, her lawyer said on Thursday.
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Peru's leader says to propose comprehensive pension reform

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Wednesday rejected a bill approved by Congress earlier this month that would have let people withdraw up to 25% of their holdings in private pension funds and..
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Death toll in Peru prison riot over coronavirus demands rises to nine

Nine inmates have died after a prison riot in Peru over demands for better sanitary measures and coronavirus medical care, the country's prison authority said on Tuesday,
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At least three inmates dead after Peruvian prison riot over coronavirus

At least three inmates died following a Peruvian prison riot over the demand for better sanitary measures and coronavirus medical care, the country's prison authority said late on Monday.
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Coronavirus: 17 police officers die of Covid-19 in Peru

A new interior minister has vowed to spend more money to buy protective equipment after 17 deaths.
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Peru indigenous warn of 'ethnocide by inaction' as coronavirus hits Amazon tribes

Indigenous tribes in Peru's Amazon say the government has left them to fend for themselves against the coronavirus, risking "ethnocide by inaction," according to a letter from natives to the United..
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Coronavirus cases accelerate in Peru to top 20,000, government extends quarantine

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Masks reused and bodies mount as Peru strains under coronavirus

Peru's hospitals are straining to deal with a rapid rise in the number of COVID-19 infections, with bodies being kept in hallways, masks being repeatedly reused, and protests breaking out amongst..
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Coronavirus cases in Peru top 15,000, second highest in Latin America

Peru reported over 15,000 cases of coronavirus on Sunday, the second-highest tally in Latin America, as the disease continues to ravage the economy of the world's No. 2 copper producer.
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Man City: Kluiverth Aguilar, 16, agrees to join in 2021

Manchester City agree a deal to sign 16-year-old Peruvian defender Kluiverth Aguilar from Alianza Lima.
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COVID impasse: Bolivian and Peruvian migrants trapped at Chilean border

More than a thousand mainly Bolivian migrants are stranded near Chile's northern border after informal labor sources in their host country dried up but they were unable to return home because of..
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Peru will emerge from 'economic hibernation' by May, elections date safe: president

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Two Peruvian women diagnosed with COVID-19 give birth to healthy babies - doctor

Two pregnant women diagnosed with the new coronavirus in Peru have given birth to babies who have tested negative for the disease, a hospital in the capital Lima said on Tuesday.
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Azul Rojas Marín: Peru found responsible for torture of LGBT person

Azul Rojas Marín was beaten and raped in custody in Peru, a top human rights court rules.
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Peru and Panama both started on Thursday limiting the times men and women can leave their homes in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Peru calls up 10,000 army reserves to enforce quarantine

Peru's government has called up around 10,000 army reservists to return to barracks to help patrol the country's streets and enforce a coronavirus quarantine, due to the high number of people failing..
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Death toll in Peru hits seven as coronavirus spreads

The death toll from coronavirus in Peru hit 7 on Tuesday after a 38-year-old man died after he contracted the disease while on a trip to Canada, the country's Ministry of Health said.
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Canadian man, 38, dies of coronavirus in Peru

A 38-year-old Canadian man has died in Peru after contracting Covid-19 from a colleague in his home country, the country's Ministry of Health said on Tuesday.
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U.S. judge orders release of Peru ex-president on bail due to coronavirus outbreak

A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered the release of Peru ex-president Alejandro Toledo on bail from a California jail, where he has been held pending extradition proceedings, citing insufficient safeguards..
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Brazil restricts land borders with neighbors due to coronavirus

Brazil decided on Thursday to restrict entry of foreign visitors at land borders with Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Suriname and French Guiana due to the coronavirus pandemic, the..
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Peruvian president announces nighttime curfew as coronavirus spreads

Peru´s President Martin Vizcarra on Wednesday announced an immediate restriction on overnight movement across the country in a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: Fears for asthma and diabetes backpacker 'trapped' in Peru

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Countries around Latin America tightened restrictions further on Monday to try to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, with Peru deploying military personnel on the streets, Costa Rica closing..
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Peru deploys military to slow coronavirus spread; Chile closes borders

Peru's government deployed masked military personnel to block major roads in Lima on Monday, while police restricted the movement of people, as the country rolled out a state of enforced "social..
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Argentina, Bolivia and Peru announced stricter measures to seek to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in the region on Thursday, including halting flights to and from Europe, curbing the issuance..
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Panama, Peru order school closures due to coronavirus

Panama's government ordered the temporary closure of all schools due to the fast-spreading coronavirus, officials said on Wednesday, making it the second Latin American country to do so after Peru took..
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Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele said on Wednesday that all schools in El Salvador will be closed for three weeks due to coronavirus concerns, after governments in Panama and Peru took similar actions..
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In Peru's capital, a group dressed in biblical-style robes, veils, and sandals gathered one recent Sunday night to celebrate an unlikely victory: their congregation had overnight become a major force..
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Peru records first confirmed case of coronavirus, President Vizcarra says

Peru recorded its first confirmed case of coronavirus, President Martin Vizcarra said in a televised statement on Friday, as the disease begins to spread around South America.
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Former U.N. Secretary-General Perez de Cuellar dies aged 100

Former U.N. Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, a Peruvian diplomat who played a crucial role in ending the Iran-Iraq war of 1980 to 1988, died on Wednesday at his home in Lima aged 100.
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