Latin America

Dakar race 2019 to take place only in Peru

Peru’s government has invested millions of dollars in the event and is now hoping for a financial as well as sporting payback.

Venezuela

Lima Group won't recognise new Maduro government in Venezuela

The rebuke comes as President Nicolas Maduro is due to start a second term, following a controversial election.

Lima Group won't recognise new Maduro government in Venezuela

Latin America

Peru chefs turning scraps into meals

Palmiro Ocampo has cooked for some of the top restaurants in the world, but now, he is teaching cooks in Peru to make cheaper and healthier meals by wasting less food.

Latin America

Peru enforces tough measures for Venezuela migrants

Peru says that, after December, it will not offer work permits to the 2,000 Venezuelan migrants that are crossing the border daily, but will keep the border open.

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.

Peru

Peruvians vote in referendum on fighting corruption

Most of the proposed measures are expected to pass in a nation where trust in elected officials is low.

Peruvians vote in referendum on fighting corruption

The Listening Post

Marc Lamont Hill and the limits on the Israel-Palestine debate

The taboo around the Israel-Palestine debate on US airwaves. Plus, Quechua news and the politics of language in Peru.

Latin America

Ex-Peru president seeks Uruguay asylum following travel ban

Alan Garcia seeks asylum hours after being barred from leaving the country pending a corruption probe.

Ex-Peru president seeks Uruguay asylum following travel ban

Weather

El Nino triggers landslides in Peru, tornado in Argentina

The natural phenomenon, which occurs between November and March, has triggered severe weather in South America.

El Nino triggers landslides in Peru, tornado in Argentina

Latin America

Ex-police chief among 'soulless baby traffickers' held in Peru

A former police chief is among the 14 arrested for selling infants for profit, the Peruvian public prosecutor said.

Ex-police chief among 'soulless baby traffickers' held in Peru

Indigenous rights

Peru's natives fear Amazon River project may be fatal

Multi-million dollar project is set to span territory home to 424 native communities belonging to 14 native groups.

Peru's natives say Amazon Waterway Project threatens food sources

Peru

Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori freed

Fujimori remains under investigation over undeclared financial contributions to her 2011 presidential campaign.

Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori freed

Latin America

Peru arrests Keiko Fujimori

The daughter of disgraced ex-president was arrested over alleged money laundering during her election campaign.

Peru arrests opposition leader Keiko Fujimori over corruption

Peru

Peru annuls ex-leader Fujimori's pardon and orders his capture

Fujimori was sentenced to 25 years in prison for commanding right-wing death squads that massacred civilians.

Peru annuls ex-leader Fujimori's pardon and orders his capture

Latin America

Peru's president in standoff with Congress

President Martin Vizcarra has been facing a stalemate over his proposed anti-corruption reforms.

Peru's President Vizcarra in standoff with Congress