The number of people killed after President Dina Boluarte took office early last month following the impeachment of Pedro Castillo Terrones, who had tried to dissolve Congress and ruled by decree, has reached 54 Thursday as demonstrators staged the so-called Lima Takeover in the Peruvian capital and clashes with law enforcement officers were reported in other parts of the violence-torn South American country.
A Latam Airlines plane collided with a fire truck while taking off from one of the runways of Jorge Chávez Airport in Lima, Peru. Two firefighters, who were in the car, died as a result of the impact, local media reported.
Peru's Foreign Minister Óscar Maúrtua de Romaña Tuesday received the credentials from Venezuela's new ambassador Alexander Yáñez Deleuze during a ceremony at Lima's Torre Tagle Palace.
Former Peruvian Intelligence Chief Vladimiro Montesinos under President Alberto Fujimori has been sentenced to 17 years in jail for the kidnapping of journalist Gustavo Gorriti in April 1992, a Lima Court ruled Thursday.
The Peruvian sol fell sharply Monday against the US dollar in Lima markets following Sunday's statements from Prime Minister Guido Bellido, who threatened the new government might stabilize the cooking gas supplier Camisea.
Peru's Office of the State Attorney has ordered that the body of the late Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) guerrilla leader Abimael Guzmán, who died in jail Sept. 11 while serving a life sentence, be cremated in the next 24 hours and his ashes be disposed of.
By Nicolás Monteverde
LIMA, Peru – With music, dance, and chants, several groups of protesters expressed their outrage against the president Martín Vizcarra's Impeachment on Monday in Lima. The mobilization started at 9 am in Plaza San Martín, the iconic park in the heart of Lima where protests often take place first.
Peru resumed international flights on Monday that were suspended in March as part of emergency measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. President Martin Vizcarra led the resumption of flights from the capital Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport, saying health regulations were put in place to combat the risk of infections.
Peruvian government officials condemned the owner of a nightclub after at least 13 people were crushed to death or asphyxiated as partygoers tried to flee a party raided by police because it violated coronavirus restrictions.
At least 13 people were crushed to death or asphyxiated as partygoers tried to flee a Lima nightclub after it was raided by police for hosting a party in violation of coronavirus restrictions.