Peru political crisis: Congress picks third new president in a week
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.
Peru's interim president quits over deadly street violence
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.
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Peru opens Machu Picchu for single Japanese tourist
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.
Newborn in Peru test positive for coronavirus
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.
Cock and bull fighting are legal, Peru's top court rules
The court did not receive enough votes to deem these "cultural shows" unconstitutional. Animal rights activists had taken the case to the highest court in the country and can no longer appeal.
Peru: President Martin Vizcarra disbands Congress in anti-corruption push
President Martin Vizcarra has dissolved the opposition-controlled Congress, which he accuses of stonewalling attempts to curb widespread corruption. Opposition lawmakers have voted to suspend him in response.
Peru: Protesters march to denounce violence against women
Hundreds of women have taken part in a demonstration in Peru's capital, Lima, to draw attention to the problem of gender violence in the country. Peru has one of the highest rates of violence against women in the region.