LIMA Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra on Wednesday banned family gatherings and extended lockdowns to five more regions of the country amid a fresh spike in cases of the novel coronavirus.
LIMA Angry residents in Peru's Andean and Amazon regions have attacked three mining and oil sector firms in the last week, two of which were forced to halt operations after deadly clashes, as a second wave of COVID-19 infections hits the country.
LIMA Peru´s Congress on Tuesday rejected a vote of confidence for President Martín Vizcarra´s Cabinet chief, forcing yet another reshuffle of his top advisers in the middle of an economic crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
LIMA, Aug 4 Peru, a top global metals exporter,
saw its output of copper, gold and zinc nosedive in the first
half of 2020, ravaged by restrictions put in place to curb the
coronavirus outbreak, the government said on Tuesday.
LIMA Protesters in Peru attacked a convoy of vehicles from the Las Bambas mining group, one of Peru's largest copper producers, and set fire to some of them, underscoring tensions in the country that has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
LIMA Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra undertook a major government reshuffle on Wednesday, replacing more than half his cabinet as his popularity has taken a hit due to the harsh economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and a lengthy lockdown.
LIMA, July 10 Peru's central bank on Friday said
it would not rule out further rate cuts from the current
historic minimum as the country struggles to revive its economy
blighted by the lockdown associated with the novel coronavirus.
LIMA Peru on Sunday jumped past 300,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the fifth-highest in the world, as the Andean nation of nearly 33 million people slowly reopens its battered economy.
LIMA, July 1 Activity in Peru's mining and
hydrocarbons sector plummeted 45.79% in May from a year earlier,
the third straight monthly drop, the government said on
Wednesday, due to a lockdown to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
LIMA, July 1 Consumer prices in Peru fell 0.27%
in June mainly due to a contraction in food prices, the
government said on Wednesday, as the country moves to cautiously
resume economic activity halted by the novel coronavirus