Edition:
International

Maria Cervantes

Peru confirms case of British variant of coronavirus

Jan 08 2021

LIMA, Jan 8 Peru has confirmed the first case of a highly transmissable variant of the coronavirus first found in Britain, the Ministry of Health said on Friday, as cases tick upwards and hospitals in some parts of the country warn of saturation.

Peru and Bolivia see hospitals overflow, cases rise as fears of second wave grow

Jan 06 2021

LA PAZ/LIMA The critical-care wards of major hospitals in Peru and Bolivia stand at or near collapse after end-of-year holidays, reflecting wider regional public health capacity concerns as much of Latin America struggles to secure adequate COVID-19 vaccine supplies.

Protest blocks $530 million worth of copper from MMG's Peru mine -association

Jan 06 2021

LIMA (Reuters) -A three-week-long roadblock protest by locals has prevented Las Bambas mine in Peru, run by Australia-based MMG Ltd, from exporting 189,000 tonnes of copper concentrate, a mining association leader said on Tuesday.

Peruvian minister raises 'controversy' over Pfizer vaccine liability clause

Jan 05 2021

LIMA Peru's health minister said on Tuesday that "controversy" had arisen over a liability waiver in the country's negotiations to obtain COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer Inc.

Protest blocks $530 mln worth of copper from MMG's Las Bambas mine in Peru -association

Jan 05 2021

LIMA, Jan 5 A three-week-long roadblock protest by locals has prevented Las Bambas mine in Peru, run by Australia-based MMG Ltd, from exporting 189,000 tonnes of copper concentrate, a mining association leader said on Tuesday.

'No harvests': Peru farm protests grip country, turn deadly

Dec 03 2020

LIMA Protests by farm workers demanding better wages in Peru raged on for a fourth day Thursday, spreading north into key agricultural areas of the Andean nation, derailing harvests of some crops, snarling transport of produce and leaving at least one dead.

Peru lawmakers to debate farm law in effort to defuse highway blockade

Dec 02 2020

LIMA, Dec 2 Dozens of buses and trucks on the largest highway in southern Peru were stranded on Wednesday as farm workers launched a third day of protests, forcing lawmakers to promise fresh debate over a long-standing but controversial agrarian law.

Peru secures 23.1 million future coronavirus vaccine doses from Pfizer, COVAX

Nov 27 2020

SANTIAGO Peru has secured enough coronavirus vaccine to give nearly three-quarters of its population at least one dose when the immunization is available, a hopeful development for a nation with one of the highest COVID-19 death rates in the world.

Virus shatters Latin America's middle class dreams

Oct 07 2020

By Adam Jourdan, Aislinn Laing, Maria Cervantes and Diego Oré

Indigenous activists occupy Petroperu pipeline facilities over healthcare demands

Sep 29 2020

LIMA More than 100 indigenous activists in Peru´s Amazon occupied infrastructure belonging to the state-run Petroperú pipeline, the company said on Tuesday, demanding improved social benefits and health care in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

World News