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Clash between farm workers, police leaves 3 dead in Peru

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Farm workers demanding better wages clashed with police on a Peru's Pan-American highway Wednesday, leaving at least three people dead and 24 injured in a dispute over reforms to the...

Peru's president to face a 2nd impeachment vote in Congress

LIMA, Peru (AP) — For the second time in less than two months, opposition members in Peru's congress persuaded legislators to adopt a motion Monday that requires President Martin Vizcarra to face an i...

In Peru's Cuzco, pandemic devastates tourism and economy

CUZCO, Peru (AP) — Efraín Valles guided world leaders, pop stars and a princess on exclusive tours through the land of the Incas. He now makes ice cream to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Peru's Machu Picchu reopening Sunday after pandemic closure

MACHU PICCHU, Peru (AP) — Except workers repairing roads and signs, Peru's majestic Incan citadel of Machu Picchu is eerily empty ahead of its reopening Sunday after seven months of closure due to the...

Venezuelan does funerals alone in Peru cemetery amid virus

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Wearing a white robe and shoes worn down by dust, Venezuelan layworker Ronald Marín is the only one who administers funerals in a cemetery far from the capital’s center. ...

Peruvians fill streets as lockdown ends despite infections

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Blocks-long lines formed at bus stops, food markets and shopping centers in Peru's capital Wednesday as people left their homes en masse to go to work or shop as a 106-day coronaviru...

Desperate hunt for food by Peru's poor amid virus quarantine

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pushing a shopping cart with two children, César Alegre emerges from the large, deteriorated house near Peru's presidential palace that is shared by 45 families to search for food. S...

Pérez de Cuéllar, Peruvian two-term UN chief, dies at 100

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, the two-term United Nations secretary-general who brokered a historic cease-fire between Iran and Iraq in 1988 and who in later life came out of retirement t...

Pérez de Cuéllar, Peruvian two-term UN chief, dies at 100

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, the two-term United Nations secretary-general who brokered a historic cease-fire between Iran and Iraq in 1988 and who in later life came out of retirement t...

Pan American Games spotlight inequality in Peru's capital

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Amid the thick fog that blankets his sandy hillside shanty town, amateur boxer Marco Morales looks down at a sparkling new complex built by Peru to host the Pan American Games in Lim...

Beethoven behind bars: Peru rehabilitates inmates with music

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Holding a violin, saxophone or clarinet with handcuffed hands, some two-dozen prisoners were transported in an armored bus to learn music alongside the symphony orchestra in the nati...

Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo arrested in US

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, who faces corruption charges in his homeland, was arrested in the United States following an extradition request, U.S. and Peruvian author...

Peru's military tries to curb illegal gold mining in Amazon

LA PAMPA, Peru (AP) — By day, Peruvian police and soldiers search for and destroy equipment used by illegal gold miners in a part of the Amazon rainforest where mining has transformed once-dense folia...

Venezuelan opposition leader's wife emerges as potent force

LIMA, Peru (AP) — With her youthful energy and globe-trotting, the 26-year-old wife of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is emerging as a prominent figure in his campaign to bring change to the...

Peru's attorney general to resign over corruption probe

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's attorney general said he will present his resignation on Tuesday amid calls for him to step down for allegedly hindering a sweeping corruption probe involving Brazilian mega-b...