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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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Peruvian LGBTQ couples call for marriage equality in symbolic wedding

LGBTQ couples in Peru took part in a symbolic wedding ceremony on Friday in an annual event aimed at calling for marriage equality in the conservative South American nation.
Reuters - Published

'Death with dignity': Peruvian woman sues to end her life

After spending months in a hospital's intensive care unit four years ago to treat her incurable and debilitating illness, Ana Estrada decided that at some point she would want to die before it got..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Peru


Peru's fishermen take riskier dives as catches dry up [Video]Peru's fishermen take riskier dives as catches dry up

Poor fishing regulation, climate change mean Peru's fishermen are diving deeper and further out, posing risks to lives.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:41Published

Peru election: Voters to elect new Congress on Sunday [Video]Peru election: Voters to elect new Congress on Sunday

Peruvians go to the polls to elect a new Congress, but there is not much enthusiasm among voters.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:36Published

Massive beach clean up campaign from Peru's Pacific beaches to Lake Titicaca [Video]Massive beach clean up campaign from Peru's Pacific beaches to Lake Titicaca

Peruvian officials on Monday collected tons of garbage on a popular Lima beach in a campaign spanning three dozen beaches in the Pacific, the Amazon and Lake Titicaca. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

 

Peru's opposition leader Keiko Fujimori in custody again

Keiko Fujimori says the accusations of corruption and money laundering are politically motivated.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Peru's Keiko Fujimori vows to 'end her silence' as she is jailed again

As Peruvian authorities detained opposition leader Keiko Fujimori on Tuesday night for a new 15-month jail term, the politician published a pre-recorded video alleging "persecution" and vowing to "end..
Reuters - Published

Peru judge orders Keiko Fujimori to return to jail for 15 months

A Peruvian judge on Tuesday ordered that opposition leader Keiko Fujimori return to jail for 15 months as prosecutors continue a money laundering investigation against her, part of a corruption case..
Reuters - Published

'Stunning defeat': Fujimori's ghost fades in Peru after legislative gamble

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra took a gamble last year when he shuttered Congress after a bruising battle over a corruption crackdown with opposition lawmakers allied to the powerful Fujimori..
Reuters - Published

Peru elects deeply split Congress with right-of-center tilt

Peruvians elected a fractured Congress with no clear leadership on Sunday, split among 10 parties with a center-right party grabbing the most seats with a tally of 24 out of 130, an Ipsos count of vote..
Reuters - Published

Gas truck explodes in Lima, killing two and injuring dozens

A truck carrying natural gas exploded on Thursday in Peru's capital, killing at least two people and injuring 48 in an accident that Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra labeled a "tragedy."
Reuters - Published

Man arrested in Peru airport with 20 birds in suitcase

The Belgian traveller was trying to smuggle the protected species to Spain, officers say.
BBC News - Published

Peru to deport tourists for allegedly damaging, defecating at Machu Picchu

Peruvian police said on Tuesday they would deport five tourists and prosecute another after they allegedly damaged stonework and defecated among the ruins at Machu Picchu, an Incan citadel that is one..
Reuters - Published

Peru's top court says Vizcarra's closure of Congress was legal

In a win for Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra, the country's top court ruled on Tuesday that his dissolution of Congress amid a long-running standoff with lawmakers was legal.
Reuters - Published

Highway crash in Peru kills 16, including two Germans

At least 16 people, including two Germans, died in a crash in southern Peru on Monday after a bus collided with other vehicles and rolled over, local police said.
Reuters - Published

Manager of McDonald's franchise in Peru says faulty drinks machine caused deaths

The general manager of the McDonald's operating firm in Peru has said in an interview with local TV that the drinks supply machine at the fast food restaurant where two employees died by electrocution..
Reuters - Published

Peru president vows tougher sanctions for labor accidents after McDonald's deaths

Peru's President Martin Vizcarra said he will seek to strengthen labor laws to take more "concrete action" against companies involved in workplace accidents after two teenaged employees died in a..
Reuters - Published

McDonald's Peru operator shuts restaurants for inspection after employee deaths

All 29 McDonald's Peru locations will remain closed until its local operator Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc completes inspections following the deaths of two teenaged employees at the weekend, the..
Reuters - Published

Peruvian prosecutor investigating deaths of two McDonald's employees

A Peruvian prosecutor's office said it was investigating the death of two teenaged employees in a McDonald's-branded restaurant in Lima, in an incident that has spurred protests against the fast-food..
Reuters - Published

Every McDonald's in Peru shuts to mourn dead workers

The fast food giant shut every restaurant in the country after two staff were electrocuted at work.
BBC News - Published

Peru and U.S. close to signing deal to counter Chinese influence in region: diplomat

Peru and Washington are in the final stages of talks on a deal to promote American investments in the South American country as part of a U.S. initiative to counter Chinese influence in the region, a..
Reuters - Published

Peru's top court orders release of jailed opposition leader Keiko Fujimori

Peru's Constitutional Tribunal on Monday ordered the release of opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, jailed last year for alleged money laundering and receiving illegal contributions from Brazilian..
Reuters - Published

Government plane from Mexico - offering Morales asylum - refuels in Peru

A government plane from Mexico - which has offered Bolivia's outgoing President Evo Morales political asylum - has refuelled in Lima on the way to Bolivia, Peru's foreign ministry said on Monday..
Reuters - Published

Peru calls for restoration of peace in Bolivia, transparent elections

Peru called on Sunday for the restoration of a "peaceful existence" in Bolivia, hours after Bolivian President Evo Morales resigned following weeks of turmoil over a disputed election.
Reuters - Published

Peru Two: 'Stop judging me for my drug-smuggling past'

Michaella McCollum, one of the Peru Two, on how she went from Ibiza parties to a Peruvian prison.
BBC News - Published

Peru announces reforms to 'improve lives' as protests rock neighboring countries

Peru's government on Wednesday announced plans for an ambitious reform package including better health care and a higher minimum wage amid regional protests against market reforms and social injustice..
Reuters - Published

Peru government taps armed forces to unblock copper protests

The Peruvian government on Wednesday authorized the intervention of the armed forces and police to unblock access to one of the country's largest copper mines, after owner Chinese miner MMG Ltd said it..
Reuters - Published

Peru lawmaker files last-ditch legal appeal over Congress closure

The head of Peru's dissolved Congress presented a legal appeal to the country's top court on Thursday seeking to suspend the closure of parliament on the grounds that President Martín Vizcarra had..
Reuters - Published

Peru's economy minister sees 2019 growth despite 'downward bias' amid political crisis

Peru's new economy minister said on Wednesday she saw economic growth for this year at 3% but warned of a "downward bias" due to the global slowdown and a local political crisis in which the president..
Reuters - Published

Seven Latam nations suggest Maduro behind unrest in Ecuador, back Moreno

Seven Latin American countries reject any attempt by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to destabilize democracies in the region and back Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno as he tries to calm unrest,..
Reuters - Published

Writer Llosa roasts Peru's 'shameful' Congress, backs president

Peruvian Nobel Prize-winning writer Mario Vargas Llosa praised centrist President Martin Vizcarra on Tuesday for dismissing the country's right-wing opposition-dominated parliament and labeled its..
Reuters - Published

Peru's Vizcarra unveils new Cabinet as leadership challenge fizzles out

Peru's centrist President Martin Vizcarra swore in a new Cabinet on Thursday as a challenge to his leadership by dismissed lawmakers fizzled out, potentially ushering in a rare period of political calm..
Reuters - Published

Explainer: Rebellion in Congress - How Peru tipped into political crisis

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra's drive to clean up the ruling class after a series of graft scandals has left the South American country with an open rebellion in a dissolved Congress as its..
Reuters - Published

Peru's 'Mechita,' the rebel lawmaker who was 'president' for a day

In a hasty ceremony on Monday, rebel lawmakers swore in Vice President Mercedes Araoz as Peru's interim leader, looking to install her in place of President Martin Vizcarra after he moved to dissolve..
Reuters - Published

Peru's VP gives up claim to the presidency in blow to opposition

Peru's vice president renounced her claim to the presidency on Tuesday in a surprise twist to a constitutional crisis, dealing a fresh blow to a rebel band of former lawmakers resisting President..
Reuters - Published

Peru's vice-president resigns and calls for new general election

Mercedes Aráoz had been named interim leader by legislators after the president dissolved Congress.
BBC News - Published

Peru's VP resigns post and role as 'interim president,' calls for new general elections

Peru's Vice President Mercedes Araoz announced on Tuesday that she was declining the opposition's designation to be interim president and resigning her post as second-in-command in hopes of opening the..
Reuters - Published

Rebel lawmakers in Peru stay put in Congress in defiance of Vizcarra

About 20 dismissed Peruvian lawmakers remained cloistered in Congress on Tuesday in defiance of President Martin Vizcarra's decision to dissolve the body, with police in riot gear blocking others from..
Reuters - Published

OAS says only Peru's top court can rule on legality of political dispute

A regional body for countries in the Americas said that only Peru's top court can determine the legality of a decision by the country's president to dissolve Congress this week, but called it a..
Reuters - Published

Peru military, police back Vizcarra as rebel lawmakers vow loyalty to VP

Peru's armed forces and police reaffirmed allegiance to President Martin Vizcarra late on Monday after his move to close Congress prompted dozens of dismissed lawmakers to pledge loyalty to vice..
Reuters - Published

Peru president dissolves Congress but legislators defy order

After the president's decision to dissolve Congress, legislators declare him temporarily suspended.
BBC News - Published

Peru's Vizcarra closes Congress, but rebel lawmakers refuse to leave

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra dissolved Congress on Monday to end a yearlong battle with rightwing lawmakers over his anti-graft campaign, but rebel legislators refused to leave the chamber as..
Reuters - Published

Peru's Vizcarra announces he is dissolving Congress

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra announced he was dissolving Congress after it defied his warnings and elected a new member of the Constitutional Tribunal on Monday, prompting opposition lawmakers to..
Reuters - Published

Peru's Congress defies Vizcarra's shutdown threat by holding key vote

Peru's opposition-run Congress defied President Martin Vizcarra's threat to close it by electing the first of up to six new leading court justices in a raucous vote on Monday, bringing the nation to..
Reuters - Published

Peru's Vizcarra threatens Congress shutdown as lawmakers cry 'coup'

The centrist government of Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra made a last-minute appeal to Congress to halt the opposition's plans to name new members of Peru's top court on Monday, a vote that..
Reuters - Published

Peru's Vizcarra threatens to close Congress as constitutional crisis looms

Peru's centrist president threatened to shut the opposition-run Congress if it carries out a plan to make appointments to the country's top court on Monday, as rightwing lawmakers vowed to physically..
Reuters - Published

Venezuela chides Peru for 'xenophobia' against migrants

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government accused Peruvian authorities on Sunday of fomenting "xenophobia" against the large Venezuelan exile population after a series of incidents of apparent..
Reuters - Published

Peru's Vizcarra calls for vote of confidence as political crisis escalates

Peru's centrist President Martin Vizcarra on Friday called for a vote of confidence over lawmakers' proposed members for the Constitutional Tribunal, a move that would allow him to dissolve Congress if..
Reuters - Published

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