Rappler's latest stories on Peru
Mining production falls sharply in Peru, one of the world's largest producers of copper, gold, and silver
Peru's commerce ministry says ginger's medicinal benefits likely caused the increase in consumption. But experts also caution there is no definitive evidence it can treat COVID-19.
The coronavirus pandemic leaves the dreams of many Peruvian small businesses in tatters, but coffin making and funeral services are flourishing
(UPDATED) The International Monetary Fund grants Chile a $24-billion credit line and Peru an $11-billion credit line, both for two years
With about 730,000 cases and more than 39,500 deaths from COVID-19 reported as of May 25, Latin America outpaces Europe and the United States in the number of daily infections
The Peruvian Amazon is already facing a dire emergency, with hospitals in its largest city Iquitos overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients and local morgues unable to cope with the number of bodies
'We're dying. Don't let us die infected. We need medicine,' reads a banner held up by some of the prisoners
'This is not voluntary.... If you don't comply you'll be committing a crime, which is putting the public health at risk,' President Alberto Fernandez says
President Martin Vizcarra calls for calm and says Peru has taken 'all the medical measures' to treat the patient, who had been in Spain, France, and the Czech Republic
Cuellar led the world body during the Iran-Iraq war and the civil war in El Salvador
The US State Department observes suspicious activity on Twitter during the period of the protests
Some of the brightly colored birds showed signs of dehydration and stress, and some had lost part of their plumage having spent hours in the boxes, the wildlife service says
The tourists face at least 4 years in prison if found guilty of damaging Peru's heritage
Two employees, both aged 18, die while cleaning a faulty soda machine at a McDonald's branch in Pueblo Libre, Peru
'For me, it was the most painful event of my life,' says Fujimori after being released from 13 months in jail
The incident occurs during a local festival taking place in a building in Huancayo, east of the capital Lima, with the roof collapsing due to 'intense rain and hail,' say police
'I have decided to resign irrevocably from the position of Second Constitutional Vice President of the Republic,' Mercedes Araoz writes on Twitter alongside a resignation letter
Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra dissolves parliament and calls for fresh elections on Monday, prompting lawmakers to vote to suspend him
Between his frequent hospital visits, Fujimori has been serving out a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses
Peru's Supreme Court says that its 5 magistrates could not come to an agreement on her possible release
(5th UPDATE) At least 26 are reported injured, roads are blocked, and a bridge is damaged, according to an assessment cited by Peru's President Martin Vizcarra
Former Peruvian president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski remains under preliminary detention over money laundering charges
'I've seen others paraded in handcuffs and living a miserable existence, but Alan Garcia will not suffer such an injustice or circus,' the late ex-president writes in a note to his six children
'Dismayed by the death of ex-president Alan Garcia. I send my condolences to his family and loved ones,' says Peru's current President Martin Vizcarra
'Paraguay is a leader in defending democracy and calling Maduro as he is, a tyrant who has ruined his country," says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Judicial authorities say ex-president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski would be held for a preliminary period of 10 days 'for the alleged crime of money laundering in the Odebrecht case'
The epicenter of the quake is at a depth of 257 kilometers. The US Geological Survey says most big quakes in South America occur at a maximum depth of 70 kilometers.
The US Geological Survey says the quake struck before dawn in Ecuador's eastern Amazon region 17 kilometers from the town of Montalvo near the border with Peru
(UPDATED) The landslide crashes into a hotel during a wedding celebration in southeastern Peru
Thirteen countries said it would not grant recognition to Maduro's hardline socialist government, which has presided over the oil-rich country's economic collapse.
Keiko Fujimori is accused of accepting $1.2 million in illicit party funding from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht for her 2011 presidential campaign
Peru President Martin Vizcarra tells journalists that before such a law could be passed, it would need to be 'debated in depth to avoid' benefiting 'incarcerated people who are a danger to society'
Sunday's hearing is adjourned by Judge Richard Concepcion Carhuancho after defense lawyers said the prosecution had failed to hand over requested documents, and would need more time to make their case
The 43-year-old Keiko Fujimori is earlier arrested on the orders of prosecutors investigating contributions to her campaign when she ran for president in 2011
The 43-year-old is arrested on the orders of prosecutors investigating contributions to her campaign when she ran for president in 2011
'Combating anemia is a priority for the government and we want it to be a priority for Peru,' says President Martin Vizcarra
'Please do not kill me. If I return to prison my heart will not support it. It is too weak to go through the same thing again. Don't sentence me to death. I can give no more,' says Peru's ex-president Alberto Fujimori
The Supreme Court has 'issued the arrest and detention orders against former president Fujimori so that he may be re-integrated into the prison establishment'
The International Court of Justice in The Hague is due to rule on Monday, October 1, on the case Bolivia brought in 2013 seeking to regain access to the Pacific Ocean
The arrests include 'several managers of large chains' accused of 'speculating and hoarding basic products' that are subject to prices fixed by the government
Brazil President Michel Temer has called on 'the international community to adopt diplomatic measures' to halt the 'tragic' exodus of Venezuelans that 'threatens the harmony of practically the entire continent'
The move is part of the socialist government's 'Return to the Homeland' scheme to counter a mass exodus and woo back young Venezuelans to work in the crisis-torn country
Colombia has pleaded with its southern neighbors to agree to a combined migration strategy, while Ecuador has called a meeting of 13 Latin American countries next month to discuss the crisis
(UPDATED) The earthquake hits at a depth of 609 kilometers on Peru's eastern frontier with Brazil
Peru has decided it will only allow in Venezuelan migrants in possession of a passport. But only around half of the Venezuelans heading south to escape poverty and economic crisis are carrying passports.
While proponents of a national ID system in the Philippines argue it will improve government services, examples from other countries show the many uses of a national ID beyond government functions
The new sacrifice site is discovered in the Pamapa La Cruz area in Huanchaco, a coastal district of Trujillo, Peru's third-largest cit
The two legends explaining the origin of the Inca civilization 'could be related,' according to the scientists' study
'The discovery of a large-scale child sacrifice event in the little-known pre-Columbian Chimu civilization is unprecedented in the Americas – if not in the entire world,' National Geographic says
President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is the first president to lose his job over the scandal in which the Brazilian company admitted paying out millions of dollars in bribes and gifts to Latin American politicians and businessmen to secure public works contracts