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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.

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Peru hospitals run out of oxygen to treat COVID-19 patients [Video]

Peru hospitals run out of oxygen to treat COVID-19 patients

The president has issued an emergency decree ordering factories to increase production.

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Latin America Is Losing The Battle Against COVID-19 [Video]

Latin America Is Losing The Battle Against COVID-19

Latin America has seen an explosive spread of the coronavirus, with no end in sight. According to CNN, roughly half of all new COVID-19 cases originate in Latin America as a whole. However, individual..

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Latin America and the Caribbean surpass Europe's number of coronavirus cases [Video]

Latin America and the Caribbean surpass Europe's number of coronavirus cases

A skyrocketing case count in Brazil and heavy outbreaks in Peru, Chile and Colombia have been the main contributors.View on euronews

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Excessive sugar intake linked with unhealthy fat deposits [Video]

Excessive sugar intake linked with unhealthy fat deposits

Sugar consumption is linked with larger fat deposits around the heart and in the abdomen, which are risky for health, finds a new study. Excess sugar consumption is a worldwide problem. The six..

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Peru COVID-19 outbreak: Health workers demand more protection [Video]

Peru COVID-19 outbreak: Health workers demand more protection

Peruvian healthcare workers protest against a lack of protective gear as the country faces the worst coronavirus outbreak in South America.

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Peru's low income families, hardest hit by coronavirus, attack poor healthcare standards [Video]

Peru's low income families, hardest hit by coronavirus, attack poor healthcare standards

Peru's number of COVID-19 cases overtook Italy's this week.View on euronews

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Tension in Peru amid coronavirus lockdown [Video]

Tension in Peru amid coronavirus lockdown

A day after Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra called the coronavirus outbreak "a most serious crisis in our history," street vendors clashed with riot police who tried to remove them amid a nationwide..

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Experts say Latin America coronavirus death toll under-reported [Video]

Experts say Latin America coronavirus death toll under-reported

Latin America has become a global epicentre for the pandemic, Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Chile recording high numbers.

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Peru doctors warn they cannot cope with coronavirus infections [Video]

Peru doctors warn they cannot cope with coronavirus infections

Doctors and nurses in Peru say hospitals cannot cope with the rising number of coronavirus infections and are demanding more government help.

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Peru coronavirus cases surpass 100,000 [Video]

Peru coronavirus cases surpass 100,000

Latin America has overtaken the US and Europe in new daily coronavirus cases for three days now becoming the new epicentre of the pandemic.

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Regional health body warns of COVID-19 spread in Amazon tri-border area

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Peru extends nationwide lockdown until May 24 as coronavirus cases rise

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Peru's opposition leader Keiko Fujimori freed from prison

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