Ecuador to keep land border with Peru shut to try stop Omicron spread


QUITO Ecuador's foreign ministry said on Tuesday that it would keep the country's border with Peru closed in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus' Omicron variant.

Colombia, Chile and Peru stock exchanges approve merger

BOGOTA The Colombian, Chilean and Peruvian stock exchanges have approved a merger into a regional holding company, they said, creating Latin America's second biggest bourse.

Nov 30 2021

Earthquake hits remote northern Peru, 75 homes destroyed, no deaths reported

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake shook the remote Amazon region of northern Peru on Sunday and was felt as far as Lima in the center of the country, destroying 75 homes but with no deaths reported.

Archaeologists find 800-year old mummy in Peru

LIMA A team of experts has found a mummy estimated to be at least 800 years old on Peru's central coast, one of the archaeologists who participated in the excavation said on Friday. | Video

World, Science Nov 27 2021

Peru lawmakers present motion to impeach President Castillo

LIMA Opposition lawmakers in Peru, including from the party of narrowly defeated right-wing presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, presented a motion in Congress on Thursday seeking to remove leftist President Pedro Castillo.

Nov 25 2021

Not too old: French Academy admits Nobel laureate Vargas Llosa

PARIS The French Academy, the prestigious institution that shapes the standards of the French language, said on Thursday it will admit Peruvian writer and Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa as a new member, although he is 10 years older than its statutes allow and has never written a book in French.

Nov 25 2021

Peru communities resolute on mine shutdowns despite government shift

LIMA Communities in Peru's Ayacucho region say they will resume protests against the mining sector if the government of leftist President Pedro Castillo breaches what they call a signed agreement to shutter mines, local leaders told Reuters.

Nov 25 2021

Peru softens stance on mining permits that rattled sector

LIMA (Reuters) -Peru's government said on Wednesday that mining companies could seek permission to extend operations, a notable shift in stance after officials had appeared to rule out extensions for some key mines over environmental concerns, rattling industry advocates.

Nov 24 2021

Peru PM sparks controversy with mining sector by ruling out timeline extensions

LIMA Peruvian Prime Minister Mirtha Vasquez sparked a controversy with the key mining sector on Friday night, saying a group of four mines in the Andean Ayacucho region would not be allowed any extensions on their operational timelines.

Nov 20 2021

Peru's Keiko Fujimori backs long-shot effort to impeach President Castillo

LIMA Peru's Keiko Fujimori, the head of the largest opposition bloc, said on Friday her Popular Force party would back a motion being prepared to impeach socialist President Pedro Castillo.

Nov 19 2021