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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.

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COVID-19: Peru sees spike in number of hospitalised children [Video]

COVID-19: Peru sees spike in number of hospitalised children

Serious COVID-19 cases among children are still far from widespread but more are now being admitted to intensive care.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:07Published
Peru halts league due to fans flouting social distancing rules [Video]

Peru halts league due to fans flouting social distancing rules

Peruvian sports authorities have temporarily suspended the professional soccer league after Club Universitario fans ignored social distancing measures to celebrate their team's anniversary.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:56Published
Peru temporarily cancels pro soccer after fans run riot [Video]

Peru temporarily cancels pro soccer after fans run riot

Peruvian sports authorities have temporarily suspended the professional soccer league after Club Universitario fans ignored social distancing measures to celebrate their team's anniversary.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:56Published
Peru president reshuffles cabinet as COVID-19 takes its toll [Video]

Peru president reshuffles cabinet as COVID-19 takes its toll

Martin Vizcarra named a new health minister as part of the reshuffle, the second replacement since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:46Published
Peru hospitals run out of oxygen to treat COVID-19 patients [Video]

Peru hospitals run out of oxygen to treat COVID-19 patients

The president has issued an emergency decree ordering factories to increase production.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:30Published
Latin America Is Losing The Battle Against COVID-19 [Video]

Latin America Is Losing The Battle Against COVID-19

Latin America has seen an explosive spread of the coronavirus, with no end in sight. According to CNN, roughly half of all new COVID-19 cases originate in Latin America as a whole. However, individual..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published
Latin America and the Caribbean surpass Europe's number of coronavirus cases [Video]

Latin America and the Caribbean surpass Europe's number of coronavirus cases

A skyrocketing case count in Brazil and heavy outbreaks in Peru, Chile and Colombia have been the main contributors.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:10Published
Excessive sugar intake linked with unhealthy fat deposits [Video]

Excessive sugar intake linked with unhealthy fat deposits

Sugar consumption is linked with larger fat deposits around the heart and in the abdomen, which are risky for health, finds a new study. Excess sugar consumption is a worldwide problem. The six..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:25Published
Peru COVID-19 outbreak: Health workers demand more protection [Video]

Peru COVID-19 outbreak: Health workers demand more protection

Peruvian healthcare workers protest against a lack of protective gear as the country faces the worst coronavirus outbreak in South America.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published
Peru's low income families, hardest hit by coronavirus, attack poor healthcare standards [Video]

Peru's low income families, hardest hit by coronavirus, attack poor healthcare standards

Peru's number of COVID-19 cases overtook Italy's this week.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published

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Peru overtakes Italy in total cases of coronavirus

Peru topped 240,000 total cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, surpassing hard-hit Italy, government data showed, even as the pace of infections has begun to moderate in the South American nation.
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A Peruvian driver delivers ashes of the dead as coronavirus toll mounts

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Peru extends protracted national lockdown until end of June

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.
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Peru coronavirus cases surpass 100,000 as demand sends drug prices soaring

Peru's number of confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 104,000, the Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday, as the outbreak puts pressure on the demand for medicines, whose prices have soared in..
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Peru's confirmed coronavirus cases surpass 100,000: health ministry

Peru's number of confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 100,000, the Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday.
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Regional health body warns of COVID-19 spread in Amazon tri-border area

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) warned on Tuesday that new coronavirus is spreading rapidly in the tri-border area of the Amazon between Brazil, Colombia and Peru and threatens to infect..
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Peru extends nationwide lockdown until May 24 as coronavirus cases rise

Peru has extended a nationwide lockdown by two weeks until May 24, President Martin Vizcarra said on Friday, the fourth extension of the isolation period amid a sharp rise in cases of COVID-19 in the..
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Peru's Keiko Fujimori to be freed from prison during graft investigation

Former Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori will be released from prison while she is under investigation for money laundering, her lawyer said on Thursday.
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Peru's leader says to propose comprehensive pension reform

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Wednesday rejected a bill approved by Congress earlier this month that would have let people withdraw up to 25% of their holdings in private pension funds and..
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Death toll in Peru prison riot over coronavirus demands rises to nine

Nine inmates have died after a prison riot in Peru over demands for better sanitary measures and coronavirus medical care, the country's prison authority said on Tuesday,
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At least three inmates dead after Peruvian prison riot over coronavirus

At least three inmates died following a Peruvian prison riot over the demand for better sanitary measures and coronavirus medical care, the country's prison authority said late on Monday.
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Peru indigenous warn of 'ethnocide by inaction' as coronavirus hits Amazon tribes

Indigenous tribes in Peru's Amazon say the government has left them to fend for themselves against the coronavirus, risking "ethnocide by inaction," according to a letter from natives to the United..
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Coronavirus cases accelerate in Peru to top 20,000, government extends quarantine

Peru's reported coronavirus cases rapidly increased this week and topped 20,000 on Thursday, doubling in nine days, as President Martin Vizcarra extended a national quarantine in the world's No. 2..
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Special Report: Peruvian coca farmers to Paris pushers, coronavirus upends global narcotics trade

Countries around the world have spent billions of dollars bailing out businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Peru's coca farmers, who grow the bushy plant used to make cocaine, say they want..
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Masks reused and bodies mount as Peru strains under coronavirus

Peru's hospitals are straining to deal with a rapid rise in the number of COVID-19 infections, with bodies being kept in hallways, masks being repeatedly reused, and protests breaking out amongst..
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Coronavirus cases in Peru top 15,000, second highest in Latin America

Peru reported over 15,000 cases of coronavirus on Sunday, the second-highest tally in Latin America, as the disease continues to ravage the economy of the world's No. 2 copper producer.
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COVID impasse: Bolivian and Peruvian migrants trapped at Chilean border

More than a thousand mainly Bolivian migrants are stranded near Chile's northern border after informal labor sources in their host country dried up but they were unable to return home because of..
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Peru will emerge from 'economic hibernation' by May, elections date safe: president

Peru hopes to gradually emerge from the economic hibernation aimed at halting the spread of the novel coronavirus and return to "more or less" normal levels of productive activity in 2021, President..
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Hundreds of Australians stuck in Peru now back home after coronavirus repatriation

About 280 evacuees have been flown from Peru to Melbourne as the federal government steps up efforts to rescue Australians stranded overseas.
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Peru flight returns Australians to Melbourne in latest coronavirus evacuation

About 280 evacuees have been flown from Peru to Melbourne as the federal government steps up efforts to rescue Australians stranded overseas.
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Coronavirus rescue flights secured for Australians stranded in Peru, Argentina and South Africa

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has announced three flights from Peru, Argentina and South Africa to bring Australians home during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Qantas strikes deal to provide three additional COVID-19 rescue flights

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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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Master, president, god? On the trail of Peru's mysterious new political power broker

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

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra took a gamble last year when he shuttered Congress after a bruising battle over a corruption crackdown with opposition lawmakers allied to the powerful Fujimori..
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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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