A woman, who evaded several bodyguards, assaulted and shook the president for a few seconds before she was taken away. Others called Boluarte a murderer.
Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori has been released from prison after a court restored a contentious 2017 pardon. He had been serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses during his decade in power.
At least 24 people were killed in a passenger bus accident in Peru on Monday (September 18), according to the company operating the vehicle. A representative for the company Molina Union, Scarlet Bueno, told Reuters that at least 24 people had died, but did not give further details.
In Peru, 60 percent of people who disappear are women. Over 11,000 women were reported missing in the country last year, the majority of them teenagers. Some disappearances are voluntary. But most are linked to human trafficking networks, prostitution and domestic violence. Despite this poor record, Peru was the first nation in South America to recognise forced disappearances as gender-based violence.
9 Jul 2023
Peru's most active volcano has been spewing ash and gas since earlier this week, with the smoke cloud traveling over nearby towns. The government declared a state of emergency that lasts 60 days.
29 Apr 2023
Former President Alejandro Toledo is to be sent back to Peru to face a graft investigation, likely from the same jail where two other ex-president are currently being held.
25 Mar 2023
At least 14 people were killed and many more trapped under rubble following a strong quake. The epicenter was about 80 kilometers south of Guayaquil, the second largest city in Ecuador.
11 Mar 2023
Not much is known about the Chancay people, who preceded the powerful Inca. The discovery of 30 graves could provide more insight into their culture.
10 Mar 2023
Pedro Castillo's ouster has led to violent anti-government demonstrations across Peru. The ruling could inflame protests, with Castillo's supporters urging his release and the resignation of his successor, Dina Boluarte.