Latin America

Floods and landslides kill scores in Peru

The government has issued a state of emergency across hundreds of districts. A landslide in northern Peru has killed at least seven people, bringing the toll from flooding to 67 this year.

Floods and landslides kill scores in Peru

Latin America

Death toll in devastating Peru floods climbs

President calls heavy rains, which have displaced thousands since the start of the year, a 'serious climatic problem'.

Devastating floods kill scores in Peru

Latin America

Peru floods: Military rescues stranded villagers

Rising flood waters in Peru have killed at least 48 people and destroyed thousands of homes. The government is pledging $250m for the rebuilding efforts.

Peru floods: Military rescues stranded villagers

Weather

Deadly floods continue to devastate Peru

The South American country has felt the effects of heavy rain since the turn of the year.

Deadly floods continue to devastate Peru

Latin America

Peru floods put thousands in danger

Unseasonal rain in Peru has forced one region to declare a state of emergency. Police have closed bridges for fear of collapse in the city of Piura, the regional capital.

Peru floods put thousands in danger

Peru

Life in Peru's 'cocaine valley'

A soldier, a local radio presenter and a coca leader give their view on life in Peru's main cocaine-producing region.

Life in the VRAEM, Peru's 'cocaine valley'

The Listening Post

Nuqanchik: Peruvian news and the politics of language

Quechua is one of South America's oldest languages and now some journalists are challenging its marginalisation.

Nuqanchik: Peruvian news and the politics of language

The Listening Post

Is the media 'normalising' Donald Trump?

We examine the media's softening criticism of President Trump. Plus, Peru launches first Quechua-language news show.

Is the media 'normalising' Donald Trump?

Latin America

Peru ex-leader faces arrest over $20m bribe allegations

Toledo is accused of receiving $20m in bribes from construction company Odebrecht, an allegation he denies.

Court orders arrest of ex-president Alejandro Toledo

Street Food

Lima: Peru's food revolution

As Peru struggles to define its modern self, are the country's culinary traditions the key to a better future?

Lima: Peru's food revolution

Latin America

Peru and Bolivia vow to clean Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world has a weird foam layer on the surface and emits a smell of decay.

Peru and Bolivia vow to clean Lake Titicaca

Latin America Investigates

Peru: The Sodalitium Scandal

Investigating allegations of corruption involving one of Latin America's wealthiest Roman Catholic societies.

Peru: The Sodalitium Scandal

Opinion

In Latin America, people disappear but crimes remain

As we mark the International Day of the Disappeared, countless families across Latin America have yet to attain closure.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Peru

Former banker Kuczynski sworn in as Peru's president

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski vows to kick-start slowing economy as he takes oath of office as Peru's new leader.

Peru: Pedro Pablo Kuczynski sworn in as president

TechKnow

Peru's dirty gold

What is the true price of gold? We investigate the devastating impact of illegal gold mining in the rainforests of Peru.

Peru's dirty gold