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Peru President Vizcarra's PM loses confidence vote; Cabinet reshuffle imminent

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.

Latin America leads world in coronavirus cases, Reuters count shows

ASUNCION/SANTIAGO Coronavirus cases in Latin America for the first time have surpassed the combined infections in the United States and Canada, a Reuters tally showed on Sunday, amid a surge of infections in Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Argentina.

Peru protesters attack Las Bambas mining group's convoy, burn vehicles

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.

Jul 21 2020

Peru's Vizcarra shuffles cabinet as pandemic takes toll

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.

Jul 15 2020

Peru's biggest LGBTQ nightclub reopens as grocery store to survive pandemic

LIMA As Peru begins to ease its strict coronavirus lockdown, the country's biggest LGBTQ nightclub opened its doors on Tuesday, but there will be no nighttime revelers; its dance floor will instead be filled with shelves stocked with groceries. | Video

Jul 01 2020

Peru threatens temporary takeover of private clinics over coronavirus fees

LIMA Peru's President Martín Vizcarra threatened on Wednesday to temporarily take over the country's private healthcare clinics if they failed to strike a deal with the government in 48 hours over fees for treating coronavirus patients.

World, Health Jun 24 2020

Peru indigenous leaders push quick Amazon protection vote, defying oil industry

LIMA Peru's indigenous leaders have been lobbying lawmakers to pass a bill to declare swathes of virgin Amazon rainforest off limits to outsiders, but they fear opposition by the oil industry may scupper a rare opportunity to secure a vote this week.

World, Environment Jun 22 2020

'Punish with lashes': Peruvian peasant militias dole out rough justice in coronavirus fight

LIMA Peruvian peasant brigades, who decades ago battled leftist rebel groups, are now doling out rough justice in a bid to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in the Andean country, which has the region's second highest number of cases after Brazil.

Jun 15 2020

Lonely Peruvians learn to say 'I miss you' in the language of the Incas

LIMA Homesick Peruvians around the world in coronavirus lockdowns have been logging online in rising numbers to learn Quechua, the Andean language spoken by the Inca people.

May 25 2020

Peru extends protracted national lockdown until end of June

LIMA Peru on Friday extended its state of emergency and a nationwide lockdown to fight the coronavirus pandemic until the end of June, marking one of the longest periods of mandatory isolation in the world.

May 22 2020