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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.


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

Peru to install cameras at Machu Picchu after damage

peru to install cameras at machu picchu after damage
Peru is installing security cameras at its world...
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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

GM of McDonald's Peru franchise says faulty machine caused deaths [Video]GM of McDonald's Peru franchise says faulty 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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Bridge collapses as floods ravage Peru [Video]Bridge collapses as floods ravage Peru

The bridge collapsed after parts of the highway and hillside were peeled away by the high waters of the Cajas river.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Top Countries Uber Users Visited In 2019 [Video]Top Countries Uber Users Visited In 2019

Business Insider reports that Uber compiled "A look back at 2019" report. Using its own data, the report included a list of 15 countries Americans used Uber in, while traveling internationally. From..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

Smoke from Amazon fires could accelerate glacial melting in Andes [Video]Smoke from Amazon fires could accelerate glacial melting in Andes

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Peru's opposition leader Keiko Fujimori leaves prison after court ruling [Video]Peru's opposition leader Keiko Fujimori leaves prison after court ruling

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:34Published

Peruvian opposition leader Fujimori freed from jail [Video]Peruvian opposition leader Fujimori freed from jail

The daughter of the jailed former president of Alberto Fujimori was met by her husband and a crowd of cheering supporters.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:45Published


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 Deports 5 Tourists Accused of Damaging Machu Picchu Temple

A sixth man will appear in court after the group caused a piece of a stone wall to fall and crack the floor, the authorities said. - Published

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

peru to deport tourists for allegedly damaging, defecating at machu picchu
LIMA — 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...
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

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

Six tourists arrested after feces found in sacred Machu Picchu area

six tourists arrested after feces found in sacred machu picchu area
Six tourists, including a French woman, have been arrested over accusations that they damaged Peru's cultural...
WorldNews - 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

Peruvian shamans predict Donald Trump won't be re-elected during ritual

peruvian shamans predict donald trump won't be re-elected during ritual
Peruvian shamans predict that Donald Trump will not be re-elected as President of the United States in 2020. Your playlist will load after this ad They...
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Peru Watchdog Says McDonald's Franchisee Violated Safety Laws

peru watchdog says mcdonald's franchisee violated safety laws
Peru´s labor watchdog has found McDonald's Corp.’s Latin America franchisee Arcos Dorados guilty of six "very serious" violations of local safety and health laws following the deaths of two..
WorldNews - 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 opposition leader Keiko Fujimori leaves prison after court ruling

Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori was released from prison on Friday after spending 13 months in pre-trial detention in a corruption case linked to Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.
France 24 - Published

Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori walks free from jail

Peruvian opposition leader Keiko Fujimori walked free from prison on Friday night after being jailed for more than a year pending a trial over allegations she accepted illegal campaign contributions..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

Peru opposition leader Fujimori freed pending graft probe

peru opposition leader fujimori freed pending graft probe
Peru’s Constitutional Tribunal has approved a habeas corpus request to free opposition leader and former first daughter Keiko Fujimori. Magistrates announced the decision Monday in capital city Lima..
WorldNews - 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

Over 140 New Nazca Lines—Including Strange Humanoids—Discovered in Peru

over 140 new nazca lines—including strange humanoids—discovered in peru
Over 100 new geoglyphs depicting fish, snakes and humanoids, among other things, have been...
WorldNews - Published

Bolivia military, police ready for violent protests; Morales leaves for Mexico

LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivia´s military and police readied on Monday to quell acts of "vandalism" posing a threat to citizens as La Paz braced for violent clashes with thousands of supporters of ousted..
WorldNews - 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

Copa Libertadores final moved from Chile to Peru because of civil unrest

copa libertadores final moved from chile to peru because of civil unrest
(CNN)Social unrest in the Chilean capital of Santiago has forced the final of the Copa Libertadores to be moved to Lima in Peru. The match between Argentine giant River Plate, the defending champion,..
WorldNews - 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: Graduate Student Makes History by Writing and Defending Thesis in Quechua

peru: graduate student makes history by writing and defending thesis in quechua
In Peru, a graduate student has made history by becoming the first student to write and defend a doctoral...
WorldNews - 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 MartĂ­n 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

Barcelona star Suarez ruled out of Uruguay's friendlies

barcelona star suarez ruled out of uruguay's friendlies
Uruguay will be without Luis Suarez for upcoming games, with the forward staying in Barcelona. Luis Suarez will miss Uruguay's upcoming friendlies against Peru, instead staying in Barcelona to..
WorldNews - 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

Peru president dissolves parliament, calls fresh elections

peru president dissolves parliament, calls fresh elections
LIMA, Peru: Peru’s president dissolved parliament and called for fresh elections Monday, prompting a vote by lawmakers to suspend him, deepening a long-running institutional crisis. The announcement..
WorldNews - 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 president dissolves Congress to push through anti-corruption reforms

peru's president dissolves congress to push through anti-corruption reforms
Political crisis comes to a head as lawmakers remain in chamber in defiance of MartĂ­n Vizcarra and popular protests Peruvian president MartĂ­n Vizcarra has dissolved Congress to end a year-long battle..
WorldNews - Published

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