Bus crash kills 13 in Peru
29 December 2016 | 5:00 am
Thirteen people are dead after a bus plunged off a cliff while driving down a steep road in central Peru.
22 Apr 2020
A baby born on Wednesday in Moyobamba, San Martín, has become the first case in Peru where contagion through the placenta was confirmed. The birth occurred in the early hours of the morning on April 15th via C-section with strict biosecurity measures in place for the surgical intervention.
29 May 2020
Carissa Etienne, the director of the Pan American Health Organization, expresses concern over signs that the spread of the new coronavirus is still accelerating in Brazil, Peru and Chile.
21 Jun 2020
In our show "The New Normal", which examines the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, FRANCE 24 brings you four reports from our correspondents around the globe.
14 Oct 2020
The Japanese visitor traveled to Peru with plans to see Machu Picchu. Instead, he spent seven months in lockdown. When the local tourism authority heard about his plight, they decided to organize a special visit.
15 Oct 2020
Neymar scored a hat-trick in what he calls a 'tribute' to Ronaldo and became the second-highest scorer in Brazil's history as the Copa America champions won 4-2 away to 10-man Peru in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.
13 Nov 2020
Thousands of protesters hit the streets in Lima over the recent ousting of President Martin Vizcarra over corruption allegations and Speaker of Congress Manuel Merino assuming the role. Clashes occured when protesters struggled to enter Abancay Avenue, a few blocks from the Congress of the Republic.
20 Nov 2020
Thousands of people have taken to the streets across several Peruvian cities as citizens vented their frustrations at the impeachment of Martin Vizcarra. Congress has urged interim president Manuel Merino to step down.
21 Nov 2020
Peru's President Manuel Merino quit after only five days in office, following a stunning vote by Congress to oust popular ex-President Martín Vizcarra. Protesters decried the vote as a "coup" as rallies turned deadly.
22 Nov 2020
Francisco Sagasti, a member of the centrist Morado party, will serve as Peru's interim president until July 2021. His election follows a week of protests that prompted his predecessor to resign.
19 Nov 2020
Centrist lawmaker Francisco Sagasti was sworn in as Peru's interim president following a week of turmoil that saw two other presidents resign. Following deadly protests, Peruvians are hopeful for a return to stability.
6 Jun 2021
Peru announced a sharp increase in its COVID-19 death toll after a panel of experts found that there has been an undercount. The country now has the highest fatalities per capita in the world.
13 Jun 2021
Peru's right-wing presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori raises allegations of fraud in Sunday's run-off election at a press conference in the capital Lima. Her rival is the far-left trade unionist Pedro Castillo, who has taken a razor-thin lead in the vote count.
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