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Peru: Country in South America
Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is a megadiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains vertically extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon Basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon river. At 1.28 million km2, Peru is the 19th largest country in the world, and the third largest in South America.

Time with the best: Vienna Philharmonic's mastery passed to Peruvian protégés [Video]

Time with the best: Vienna Philharmonic's mastery passed to Peruvian protégés

“Sinfonía por el Perú” is a project created eight years ago by Tenor Juan Diego Flórez which offers free music education to disadvantaged children. Fifty of the young group traveled to Saltzburg..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:50Published
Peru repatriation flight lands at Gatwick [Video]

Peru repatriation flight lands at Gatwick

A British Airways plane carrying passengers from Peru has landed at London’s Gatwick Airport. The UK’s flag carrier airline also announced on Tuesday that it would be suspending all Gatwick flights..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 01:07Published

Repatriation flights from Peru arrive in UK [Video]

Repatriation flights from Peru arrive in UK

Two more flights carrying British citizens home from Peru have landed at Gatwick Airport. The British Airways flights took off from Lima on Monday evening and arrived safely in the UK on Tuesday..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:44Published
Flamengo coach tests positive for coronavirus [Video]

Flamengo coach tests positive for coronavirus

Flamengo coach Jorge Jesus tests positive for coronavirus, but will take a second test to confirm the first.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:05Published
Brazil's gangs emerge as major cocaine exporters to Europe [Video]

Brazil's gangs emerge as major cocaine exporters to Europe

Reuters investigates the criminal drug trafficking routes that Brazilian drug gangs are using to reach the highly lucrative European market, where cocaine fetches billions. Brazil has become a major..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:10Published

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Coronavirus rescue flights secured for Australians stranded in Peru, Argentina and South Africa

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Two Peruvian women diagnosed with COVID-19 give birth to healthy babies - doctor

Two pregnant women diagnosed with the new coronavirus in Peru have given birth to babies who have tested negative for the disease, a hospital in the capital Lima said on Tuesday.
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Gender divide: Peru, Panama limit men and women to alternate days out to stall virus

Peru and Panama both started on Thursday limiting the times men and women can leave their homes in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Peru calls up 10,000 army reserves to enforce quarantine

Peru's government has called up around 10,000 army reservists to return to barracks to help patrol the country's streets and enforce a coronavirus quarantine, due to the high number of people failing..
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Celebrations as Peru evacuation flight lands in Australia

Hundreds of Australians have arrived home from South America but many find themselves still stuck abroad.
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Evacuation flight for Australians trapped in Peru and Uruguay incoming, but many to be left behind

Two evacuation flights are scheduled to rescue hundreds of Australians stranded in Peru and Uruguay "in the coming days".
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Australian facing three months confined to Peru hostel room after guests test positive for coronavirus

A statement issued to guests at the hostel warned that they could face up to 10 years in prison if they breached the strict quarantine orders.
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Death toll in Peru hits seven as coronavirus spreads

The death toll from coronavirus in Peru hit 7 on Tuesday after a 38-year-old man died after he contracted the disease while on a trip to Canada, the country's Ministry of Health said.
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Canadian man, 38, dies of coronavirus in Peru

A 38-year-old Canadian man has died in Peru after contracting Covid-19 from a colleague in his home country, the country's Ministry of Health said on Tuesday.
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Australians stranded in Peru asked to pay $10,000 for delayed emergency flight home

Hundreds of Australians, including a 63-year-old woman who has been forced to delay her cancer surgery, remain stuck in Peru after it introduced strict border control measures to stem the spread of the..
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U.S. judge orders release of Peru ex-president on bail due to coronavirus outbreak

A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered the release of Peru ex-president Alejandro Toledo on bail from a California jail, where he has been held pending extradition proceedings, citing insufficient safeguards..
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Brazil restricts land borders with neighbors due to coronavirus

Brazil decided on Thursday to restrict entry of foreign visitors at land borders with Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Suriname and French Guiana due to the coronavirus pandemic, the..
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Peruvian president announces nighttime curfew as coronavirus spreads

Peru´s President Martin Vizcarra on Wednesday announced an immediate restriction on overnight movement across the country in a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus.
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Military roadblocks, curfews: Latin America tightens coronavirus controls

Countries around Latin America tightened restrictions further on Monday to try to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, with Peru deploying military personnel on the streets, Costa Rica closing..
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Peru deploys military to slow coronavirus spread; Chile closes borders

Peru's government deployed masked military personnel to block major roads in Lima on Monday, while police restricted the movement of people, as the country rolled out a state of enforced "social..
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Argentina, Bolivia, Peru curb travel, public gatherings over coronavirus fears

Argentina, Bolivia and Peru announced stricter measures to seek to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in the region on Thursday, including halting flights to and from Europe, curbing the issuance..
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Panama, Peru order school closures due to coronavirus

Panama's government ordered the temporary closure of all schools due to the fast-spreading coronavirus, officials said on Wednesday, making it the second Latin American country to do so after Peru took..
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El Salvador shuts classes in all schools on coronavirus fears

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele said on Wednesday that all schools in El Salvador will be closed for three weeks due to coronavirus concerns, after governments in Panama and Peru took similar actions..
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In Peru's capital, a group dressed in biblical-style robes, veils, and sandals gathered one recent Sunday night to celebrate an unlikely victory: their congregation had overnight become a major force..
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Peru records first confirmed case of coronavirus, President Vizcarra says

Peru recorded its first confirmed case of coronavirus, President Martin Vizcarra said in a televised statement on Friday, as the disease begins to spread around South America.
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Former U.N. Secretary-General Perez de Cuellar dies aged 100

Former U.N. Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, a Peruvian diplomat who played a crucial role in ending the Iran-Iraq war of 1980 to 1988, died on Wednesday at his home in Lima aged 100.
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Latam nations hosting Venezuelan migrants could get international backing: Peruvian minister

Latin American countries who are hosting the most Venezuelan migrants could in future receive financial support from an international fund, Peru's foreign minister said on Monday.
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Peruvian LGBTQ couples call for marriage equality in symbolic wedding

LGBTQ couples in Peru took part in a symbolic wedding ceremony on Friday in an annual event aimed at calling for marriage equality in the conservative South American nation.
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'Death with dignity': Peruvian woman sues to end her life

After spending months in a hospital's intensive care unit four years ago to treat her incurable and debilitating illness, Ana Estrada decided that at some point she would want to die before it got..
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Peru's Keiko Fujimori vows to 'end her silence' as she is jailed again

As Peruvian authorities detained opposition leader Keiko Fujimori on Tuesday night for a new 15-month jail term, the politician published a pre-recorded video alleging "persecution" and vowing to "end..
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Peru judge orders Keiko Fujimori to return to jail for 15 months

A Peruvian judge on Tuesday ordered that opposition leader Keiko Fujimori return to jail for 15 months as prosecutors continue a money laundering investigation against her, part of a corruption case..
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'Stunning defeat': Fujimori's ghost fades in Peru after legislative gamble

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Peru elects deeply split Congress with right-of-center tilt

Peruvians elected a fractured Congress with no clear leadership on Sunday, split among 10 parties with a center-right party grabbing the most seats with a tally of 24 out of 130, an Ipsos count of vote..
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Gas truck explodes in Lima, killing two and injuring dozens

A truck carrying natural gas exploded on Thursday in Peru's capital, killing at least two people and injuring 48 in an accident that Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra labeled a "tragedy."
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Peru to deport tourists for allegedly damaging, defecating at Machu Picchu

Peruvian police said on Tuesday they would deport five tourists and prosecute another after they allegedly damaged stonework and defecated among the ruins at Machu Picchu, an Incan citadel that is one..
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Peru's top court says Vizcarra's closure of Congress was legal

In a win for Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra, the country's top court ruled on Tuesday that his dissolution of Congress amid a long-running standoff with lawmakers was legal.
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Highway crash in Peru kills 16, including two Germans

At least 16 people, including two Germans, died in a crash in southern Peru on Monday after a bus collided with other vehicles and rolled over, local police said.
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Peru president vows tougher sanctions for labor accidents after McDonald's deaths

Peru's President Martin Vizcarra said he will seek to strengthen labor laws to take more "concrete action" against companies involved in workplace accidents after two teenaged employees died in a..
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McDonald's Peru operator shuts restaurants for inspection after employee deaths

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A Peruvian prosecutor's office said it was investigating the death of two teenaged employees in a McDonald's-branded restaurant in Lima, in an incident that has spurred protests against the fast-food..
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Peru and Washington are in the final stages of talks on a deal to promote American investments in the South American country as part of a U.S. initiative to counter Chinese influence in the region, a..
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Peruvian opposition leader Keiko Fujimori walked free from prison on Friday night after being jailed for more than a year pending a trial over allegations she accepted illegal campaign contributions..
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Peru's top court orders release of jailed opposition leader Keiko Fujimori

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A government plane from Mexico - which has offered Bolivia's outgoing President Evo Morales political asylum - has refuelled in Lima on the way to Bolivia, Peru's foreign ministry said on Monday..
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Peru called on Sunday for the restoration of a "peaceful existence" in Bolivia, hours after Bolivian President Evo Morales resigned following weeks of turmoil over a disputed election.
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The Peruvian government on Wednesday authorized the intervention of the armed forces and police to unblock access to one of the country's largest copper mines, after owner Chinese miner MMG Ltd said it..
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Peru's new economy minister said on Wednesday she saw economic growth for this year at 3% but warned of a "downward bias" due to the global slowdown and a local political crisis in which the president..
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