As Peru slowly emerges from the devastating Covid-19 pandemic, the government is trying to help the country's Covid orphans. According to the medical journal The Lancet, around 100,000 children in Peru lost at least one of their two parents to the pandemic; more than anywhere else in the world. The poorest Peruvians have been hit the hardest and many Covid orphans and widows are struggling to survive, both financially and emotionally.
Peru's government says an oil spill off the country's coast is twice as big as previously reported. 12,000 barrels of oil leaked into the sea at a refinery owned by the Spanish oil company Repsol. Lima has demanded compensation.
New estimates show that the oil spill was almost twice as big as previously thought. Repsol is facing a potential $34.5 million fine.
If the global community doesn't act soon on global warming, hundreds of millions will have no choice but to search for better climes. The World Bank says by 2050, 200 million people could be looking for a new home.
1 Oct 2021
Peru has the world's highest number of Covid-19 deaths compared to its population. The figures have kept the country's potential tourists at bay for months. But little by little, travellers are starting to return, attracted by iconic sites like Machu Picchu or the former Inca capital Cuzco. Our correspondent Thomas Nicolon reports on how many people working in Peru's tourism industry are finally starting to hope for better days.
26 Sep 2021
More than 30 passengers died, including two children, and more than 20 were injured when a bus plummeted from a cliff in Peru early on Tuesday, in the country's third major transport accident in four days.
24 Sep 2021
Archaeologists get to work in the Peruvian town of Chilca after labourers installing gas pipes found the remains of eight people buried in a common tomb with food and musical instruments some 800 years ago.
15 Aug 2021
Guido Bellido, the new prime minister, has previously expressed sympathies for the Shining Path guerrilla group, according to local media.
7 Aug 2021
A pregnant woman was seriously injured after an earthquake struck northern Peru. A 16th-century cathedral was among the buildings damaged.
29 Jul 2021
The political novice was inaugurated on the country's 200th independence day. Castillo, however, faces difficulties in the polarized nation.
27 Jul 2021
Peru is seeing an alarming rise in coronavirus infections. The country has the highest per capita COVID-19 death rate in the world, with nearly 200,000 people dead. As DW's Johan Ramirez reports, a slow vaccine rollout has the public health care system reeling.
22 Jul 2021
Leftist candidate Pedro Castillo celebrates with his supporters after he was proclaimed Peru's next president by the country's elections jury.