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Peru: Republic 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.


Government plane from Mexico - offering Morales asylum - refuels in Peru

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 calls for restoration of peace in Bolivia, transparent elections

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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Videos for Peru

Watch: Models get a taste for the sweet at Paris Chocolate Fair [Video]Watch: Models get a taste for the sweet at Paris Chocolate Fair

The fashion show celebrated chocolate-producing countries including Peru and Ivory Coast.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Six sea lions returned to ocean in Peru [Video]Six sea lions returned to ocean in Peru

The Organization for Research and Conservation of Aquatic Animals on Saturday returned six young sea lions to the ocean, at Wakama Beach, Peru.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Peru voters demand corruption-free gov't [Video]Peru voters demand corruption-free gov't

Peru tries to move on from a series of corruption scandals, but will an election end the political crisis?

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:42Published

Local pets blessed by priest in in Lima, Peru [Video]Local pets blessed by priest in in Lima, Peru

Catholics brought their cats, dogs, turtles and birds, among other animals, to receive blessings.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Peru thrown into constitutional crisis amid power struggle [Video]Peru thrown into constitutional crisis amid power struggle

Vice President Mercedes Araoz, who was named president by opposition legislators, resigns and calls for new elections.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:10Published

Peru's Vizcarra scraps Congress as opposition picks new president [Video]Peru's Vizcarra scraps Congress as opposition picks new president

Legislative body retaliates by declaring presidency vacant and swearing in Vice President Mercedes Araoz as president.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:21Published

Peruvian coffee farmers are abandoning the bean as climate change strikes [Video]Peruvian coffee farmers are abandoning the bean as climate change strikes

Farmers in Peru are abandoning growing coffee for more resilient crops as they are hit by diseases triggered by climate change and historically low prices. Temperature extremes, increased humidity and..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 02:08Published

Peru airport going ahead despite threat to Machu Picchu [Video]Peru airport going ahead despite threat to Machu Picchu

Historians and archeologists say the new airport will do a lot of damage to Machu Picchu, the crown jewel of the Inca civilisation.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:40Published

American judoka Jack Hatton dead, USA Judo announces [Video]American judoka Jack Hatton dead, USA Judo announces

American judoka Jack Hatton dies just days before his 24th birthday, USA Judo announces

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:32Published

Watch: Peru's coca farmers encouraged to switch to cacao crop [Video]Watch: Peru's coca farmers encouraged to switch to cacao crop

Authorities are trying to persuade farmers to switch to harvesting cacao from coca, which is used to make cocaine. Peru is a major cacao exporter, but also the world's second largest producer of..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:48Published


Peru announces reforms to 'improve lives' as protests rock neighboring countries

Peru's government on Wednesday announced plans for an ambitious reform package including better health care and a higher minimum wage amid regional protests against market reforms and social injustice..
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Peru's top court accepts lawsuit against Vizcarra's closure of Congress

Peru's top court on Tuesday accepted a lawsuit to determine whether President Martin Vizcarra exceeded his powers by dissolving Congress last month amid a long-running standoff with lawmakers over..
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Peru government taps armed forces to unblock copper protests

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 lawmaker files last-ditch legal appeal over Congress closure

The head of Peru's dissolved Congress presented a legal appeal to the country's top court on Thursday seeking to suspend the closure of parliament on the grounds that President Martín Vizcarra had..
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Peru's economy minister sees 2019 growth despite 'downward bias' amid political crisis

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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Seven Latam nations suggest Maduro behind unrest in Ecuador, back Moreno

Seven Latin American countries reject any attempt by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to destabilize democracies in the region and back Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno as he tries to calm unrest,..
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Writer Llosa roasts Peru's 'shameful' Congress, backs president

Peruvian Nobel Prize-winning writer Mario Vargas Llosa praised centrist President Martin Vizcarra on Tuesday for dismissing the country's right-wing opposition-dominated parliament and labeled its..
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Peru's Vizcarra unveils new Cabinet as leadership challenge fizzles out

Peru's centrist President Martin Vizcarra swore in a new Cabinet on Thursday as a challenge to his leadership by dismissed lawmakers fizzled out, potentially ushering in a rare period of political calm..
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Explainer: Rebellion in Congress - How Peru tipped into political crisis

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra's drive to clean up the ruling class after a series of graft scandals has left the South American country with an open rebellion in a dissolved Congress as its..
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Peru's 'Mechita,' the rebel lawmaker who was 'president' for a day

In a hasty ceremony on Monday, rebel lawmakers swore in Vice President Mercedes Araoz as Peru's interim leader, looking to install her in place of President Martin Vizcarra after he moved to dissolve..
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Peru's VP gives up claim to the presidency in blow to opposition

Peru's vice president renounced her claim to the presidency on Tuesday in a surprise twist to a constitutional crisis, dealing a fresh blow to a rebel band of former lawmakers resisting President..
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Peru's VP resigns post and role as 'interim president,' calls for new general elections

Peru's Vice President Mercedes Araoz announced on Tuesday that she was declining the opposition's designation to be interim president and resigning her post as second-in-command in hopes of opening the..
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Rebel lawmakers in Peru stay put in Congress in defiance of Vizcarra

About 20 dismissed Peruvian lawmakers remained cloistered in Congress on Tuesday in defiance of President Martin Vizcarra's decision to dissolve the body, with police in riot gear blocking others from..
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OAS says only Peru's top court can rule on legality of political dispute

A regional body for countries in the Americas said that only Peru's top court can determine the legality of a decision by the country's president to dissolve Congress this week, but called it a..
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Peru military, police back Vizcarra as rebel lawmakers vow loyalty to VP

Peru's armed forces and police reaffirmed allegiance to President Martin Vizcarra late on Monday after his move to close Congress prompted dozens of dismissed lawmakers to pledge loyalty to vice..
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Peru's Vizcarra closes Congress, but rebel lawmakers refuse to leave

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra dissolved Congress on Monday to end a yearlong battle with rightwing lawmakers over his anti-graft campaign, but rebel legislators refused to leave the chamber as..
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Peru's Vizcarra announces he is dissolving Congress

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra announced he was dissolving Congress after it defied his warnings and elected a new member of the Constitutional Tribunal on Monday, prompting opposition lawmakers to..
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Peru's Congress defies Vizcarra's shutdown threat by holding key vote

Peru's opposition-run Congress defied President Martin Vizcarra's threat to close it by electing the first of up to six new leading court justices in a raucous vote on Monday, bringing the nation to..
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Peru's Vizcarra threatens Congress shutdown as lawmakers cry 'coup'

The centrist government of Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra made a last-minute appeal to Congress to halt the opposition's plans to name new members of Peru's top court on Monday, a vote that..
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Peru's Vizcarra threatens to close Congress as constitutional crisis looms

Peru's centrist president threatened to shut the opposition-run Congress if it carries out a plan to make appointments to the country's top court on Monday, as rightwing lawmakers vowed to physically..
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Venezuela chides Peru for 'xenophobia' against migrants

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government accused Peruvian authorities on Sunday of fomenting "xenophobia" against the large Venezuelan exile population after a series of incidents of apparent..
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Peru's Vizcarra calls for vote of confidence as political crisis escalates

Peru's centrist President Martin Vizcarra on Friday called for a vote of confidence over lawmakers' proposed members for the Constitutional Tribunal, a move that would allow him to dissolve Congress if..
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Peruvian Congress shelves Vizcarra's proposal for snap election, markets rattled

Peruvian opposition lawmakers shelved a snap election proposal from centrist President Martin Vizcarra on Thursday, knocking the country's sol currency and setting the stage for a new bout of political..
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Peru ex-president denied bail in U.S., wife dragged from court after outburst

A former Peruvian first lady was dragged out of a courtroom in San Francisco on Thursday as she cursed a judge's decision to keep her husband, ex-president Alejandro Toledo, in jail pending extradition..
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Peru to start uprooting coca plants in top drug-trafficking region

Peruvian security forces will start eradicating illegal coca plants for the first time in a lawless jungle region that produces most of the cocaine in the country, the government announced on Thursday.
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Amazon countries to seek deal on forest protection at Colombia summit

Leaders from Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana and Peru and Suriname have begun discussion of possible regional measures to protect the Amazon at a Friday summit, amid recent fires which..
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Peru to boost border security after stricter entry rule for Venezuelans

Peru plans to beef up security at its border with Ecuador to prevent illegal immigration, after stricter entry requirements for Venezuelans led to a 90% drop in legal crossings, a government official..
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Brazil's neighbors call for meeting and Amazon pact as fires rage

Peru and Colombia called on Tuesday on fellow Amazonian countries to attend a presidential meeting next month on the forest fires raging in Brazil and Bolivia and to forge a pact to protect the world's..
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Building set on fire in protest against China's CNPC in Peru

A building in a northern Peruvian town was set on fire on Friday in a protest against China National Petroleum Corp that devolved into clashes between police and demonstrators who want the company to..
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Peru court orders indigenous governor of mining region to six years in prison

A Peruvian court ordered the arrest of the indigenous governor of a mineral-rich southern region after sentencing him to six years in prison on Wednesday for leading 2011 deadly protests against a..
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Badminton champ serves 'wheelchair challenge' to mayor in Peru

It's not easy getting around Lima, Peru's traffic-choked capital of 10 million people. But it's even harder in a wheelchair.
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Peru orders army to secure port in face of protest against mining project

Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra on Sunday authorized the army to maintain order at a key mining port, a day before an expected new round of protests against Southern Copper Corp's $1.4-billion..
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Bolton, Ross to give U.S. 'big presence' at Venezuela summit in Peru: U.S. official

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton and U.S. Secretary Wilbur Ross will speak at a conference on Venezuela in Peru next week as part of a campaign to force President Nicolas Maduro to relinquish..
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Ross to attend Venezuela summit in Peru on Tuesday, U.S. says

U.S. Secretary Wilbur Ross will attend a summit in Lima, Peru to discuss Venezuela on Tuesday, the U.S. Commerce Department said.
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Peru's Vizcarra proposes early elections in April 2020

The government of Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra wants legislative and presidential elections to be held next April 19, part of his proposal to hold a vote a year earlier to end a stalemate with..
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Russia to skip international talks on Venezuela in Lima: Foreign Ministry

Russia will not be participating in international talks on the political crisis in Venezuela due to be held in Peru next month, its Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
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Peruvian President Vizcarra proposes early legislative elections

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Sunday proposed moving up legislative elections and cutting his mandate for 2020, considering that Congress has not approved all his requested political reforms.
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U.S. judge orders Peru ex-president Toledo held in jail as extradition sought

Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo, facing extradition from the United States as part of a corruption investigation, was deemed a flight risk by a U.S. judge on Friday and ordered held in jail.
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Peru's 'fugitive' ex-president Toledo arrested in U.S., faces extradition

Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo was arrested in the United States on Tuesday and faces extradition back to Peru, the South American country's justice minister said, as part of a sweeping..
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Unborn baby dies while Venezuelan mother awaits entry to Chile

Chilean officials said on Saturday that the unborn baby of a Venezuelan migrant had died while the woman waited for the appropriate visa to cross the border from Peru into Chile.
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Peru invites China, Russia, Cuba and others to discuss Venezuela in Lima

Peru has invited China, Russia, Cuba, Bolivia, Turkey and dozens of other countries to Lima on Aug. 6 to discuss the political crisis in Venezuela, Peru's foreign minister said on Wednesday.
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Indigenous groups in Peru are suing government over oil, mining plans - and winning

Indigenous groups in Peru are turning to the courts with a new legal strategy for keeping mining and oil projects off their lands, racking up victories that could make it harder for companies to secure..
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About 200 mostly Venezuelan migrants stuck at Chile-Peru border

Some 200 mostly Venezuelan migrants fleeing poverty at home remained stranded on the Peru-Chile border on Thursday after being refused entry to Chile earlier this week.
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As Peru tightens its border, desperate Venezuelans cling to asylum lifeline

Thousands of Venezuelans crossed into Peru despite a crackdown on migrants without passports or visas meant to stem the flood of immigration from their crisis-stricken nation, as many lacking those..
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Venezuelans rush to Peru border ahead of migration crackdown

Thousands of Venezuelans rushed to Peru's northern border on Friday in hopes of entering the Andean country before it imposes tough immigration requirements at midnight, as one of the hitherto most..
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Peru president vows to keep deporting Venezuelans with criminal records

Peru's president on Thursday vowed to continue deporting Venezuelans with criminal records as long as necessary, part of a tougher stance toward Venezuelan migrants in the region as they continue to..
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With confidence vote, Peru revives debate over anti-graft reforms

Peru's government won a confidence vote in the country's Congress on Wednesday, reviving debate over President Martin Vizcarra's flagging effort to pass anti-corruption measures.
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