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At least 16 people have been killed in remote coca-growing Peruvian mountains

The death toll of an attack in a remote, mountainous region of Peru has risen to 16, authorities have said as the country’s interim president promised there would be “no impunity” for those responsible for the killings. The Peruvian authorities have blamed the deadly violence on a dissident faction of Shining Path, a Maoist movement […]

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ILLEGAL Chinese fishing vessels STRAY near UNESCO heritage site

The Chilean Navy is closely watching Chinese fishing vessels in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ), authorities say. A Chinese fishing fleet has been accused by conservation group Oceana of “pillaging” the waters off the Galapagos Islands for squid. The fleet is made up of more than 400 fishing vessels, of which 11 are currently in […]

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Political Crisis Peru: Francisco Sagasti named THIRD president in week

Peru’s Congress has chosen legislator Francisco Sagasti as the nation’s caretaker president after two presidents resigned in the past week. This means he will assume the presidency of Peru before national elections called for April. He replaces Manuel Merino who resigned on Sunday, five days after being sworn in following the impeachment of centrist Martin […]

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Peru opens Inca ruins of Machu Picchu for lone Japanese tourist stranded by Covid-19

Peru opened the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu for a single Japanese tourist who had waited almost seven months to visit the world heritage site. Jesse Katayama was due to visit Machu Picchu in March but it closed because of coronavirus. Culture Minister Alejandro Neyra said Mr Katayama was granted access after submitting a special […]

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13 killed in a stampede after police raid Peru nightclub

At least 13 people were killed and three others injured in a stampede at a nightclub in Lima, Peru. The incident happened when partygoers attempted to escape a police raid on the venue, according to Orlando Velasco Mujica, general of the Peruvian National Police. Police were called to the Thomas Restobar in the Los Olivos […]

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Peru Church puts up portraits of over 5,000 coronavirus victims

Archbishop Carlos Castillo on Sunday looked out over a cathedral full of faces — none of them now alive. The cleric had his church filled with more than 5,000 portraits of those who have died in the pandemic that is burning across Peru and South America as a whole, using his broadcast homily to criticize […]

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Peruvian mayor plays dead after violating coronavirus lockdown rules when cops arrived

A mayor in Peru’s Tantara District laid in a coffin with a mask covering his face when cops in the small town came to bust him for breaking coronavirus lockdown rules, according to the Standard UK. Jaime Rolando Urbina Torres was also drunk when police arrived, the report said. His drinking buddies took cover, too, […]

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17 police officers die of coronavirus while enforcing lockdown in Peru

Seventeen police officers in Peru have died after contracting Covid-19, while enforcing a nationwide lockdown. On Friday, Interior Minister Carlos Morán, who had been criticised for failing to provide officers with masks and medical care, resigned. More than 1,000 police have been infected by the virus. The country has recorded more than 25,000 infections and […]

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Six tourists arrested after poop was found at sacred Machu Picchu temple

Six tourists have been arrested at Machu Picchu after fecal matter was found at a sacred location on the famed Inca citadel in Peru. Four men and two women entered an area within the Temple of the Sun, a temple built by Incas to host ceremonies, authorities at the site said. The tourists damaged a wall at the […]

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Defective McDonald’s soda machine kills 2 workers in Peru

A defective soda vending machine was responsible for the deaths of two McDonald’s cleaners in Peru, the general manager for the Lima franchise told a local news station on Saturday (Dec 22) night. Carlos Campos, 19, and Alexandra Porrasa, 18, died late on Dec 15 as they cleaned the fast food restaurant in Lima’s Pueblo […]