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Peru President Faces Calls To Resign After Three Protesters Killed

The head of Peru’s Congress has called for the immediate resignation of interim President Manuel Merino. This came after a violent crackdown on protests against his new Government left at least three dead and more than 60 injured. Channels TV reports that thousands have taken to the streets in days of protests against Merino, following […]

Peru Says Over 900 Girls, Women Feared Dead Since Pandemic

Staggering 900-plus girls and women are missing and feared dead in Peru since COVID-19 confinement began, authorities said Monday, July 27, 2020. The Andean nation home to 33 million people long has had a horrific domestic violence problem. But COVID-19, which has compounded home confinement combined with job losses and a health crisis, has seen […]

20 Journalists Die Of Coronavirus In Peru

At least 20 journalists have died from the coronavirus outbreak in Peru, most of them infected while reporting on the pandemic, often with little protection, the country’s journalists’ union reported Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Peru is Latin America’s second worst-hit country after Brazil with more than 170,000 cases and 4,600 deaths. A member of the […]

At Least Eight Football Fans Die In Peru Road Accident

At least eight football fans have died after a bus carrying Ecuadoran football fans plunged into a ravine on Saturday while heading home from a Copa Libertadores game in Peru. AFP reports that the bus, which had left from Lima, fell 15 meters (50 feet) from a stretch of the Panamerican Highway in northern Peru. […]