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11 Apr 2021
Polling stations opened Sunday in Peru, with some 25 million people set to cast their ballot for a new president amid the country's deadliest week of the coronavirus
5 Apr 2021
Ex-footballer George Forsyth has become the third candidate in Peru's presidential elections Sunday to test positive for the coronavirus, as the country also recorded a record daily death rate.
19 Mar 2021
A Peruvian judge on Thursday rejected preventative detention for ex-president Martin Vizcarra, who is being investigated for alleged corruption while he was governor of the country's southern region of Moquegua.
5 Mar 2021
Peru issued a tsunami warning for its coast but no evacuation order Thursday, after a cluster of powerful South Pacific earthquakes.
16 Feb 2021
Peru on Monday appointed its sixth foreign minister in less than a year following a fresh resignation over a growing coronavirus vaccinations scandal.
Pilar Mazzetti
13 Feb 2021
Peru's health minister resigned Friday, state TV reported, amid a growing scandal over claims that former President Martin Vizcarra was vaccinated against Covid-19 before the jab was available to the public.
12 Dec 2020
Peru has temporarily suspended clinical trials of a Covid vaccine made by Chinese drug giant Sinopharm after detecting neurological problems in one of its test volunteers.
17 Nov 2020
Peru's Congress on Monday chose a 76-year-old former World Bank official as the South American country's new president -- the third in a rollercoaster week of political upheaval.
16 Nov 2020
Peru was without a president Monday after Congress failed to agree on a successor to interim leader Manuel Merino, who resigned following days of street protests against him.
15 Nov 2020
The head of Peru's Congress called Saturday night for the "immediate resignation" of interim president Manuel Merino after a violent crackdown on protests against his new government left at least three dead and 13 injured. Thousands have taken to the streets in days of protests against Merino following the ouster of his popular predecessor Martin…
13 Nov 2020
Thousands of people took to the streets in cities across Peru Thursday night to protest the ousting of popular president Martin Vizcarra by Congress over corruption allegations.
11 Nov 2020
Speaker of Congress Manuel Merino assumed office Tuesday as Peru's third president in four years, amid street protests and market jitters after the impeachment of Martin Vizcarra over corruption allegations.

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