Peru’s interim president resigns as chaos embroils nation

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru’s interim president resigned Sunday as the nation plunged into its worst constitutional crisis in two decades following massive protests unleashed when Congress ousted the nation’s popular leader. In a short televised address, Manuel Merino said Congress acted within the law when he was sworn into...
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Interim president of Peru steps down after two protesters killed

The interim president of Peru, Manuel Merino, has stepped down amid nationwide fury over the killing of two protesters in a brutally heavy-handed police clampdown on huge pro-democracy demonstrations on Saturday. In a televised address to the nation, Merino announced his resignation and insisted he acted within the law when...
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Peru impeachment protests: Clashes with police turn deadly

Two people have died in clashes in Peru's capital Lima between police and protesters angry at the impeachment of President Martín Vizcarra. Several people were injured in the violence that saw police fire tear gas into the crowd of many thousands. Peru has been rocked by mass protests since Congress...
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Female Hunter's Remains Uncovered in Peru

DAVIS, CALIFORNIA—Nine-thousand-year-old human remains discovered at the Andean highland site of Wilamaya Patjxa in Peru appear to have belonged to a woman hunter buried with a toolkit of projectile points and animal processing implements, according to a report in Science Magazine. Employing a combination of osteological, proteomic, and isotopic analysis, researchers determined that the hunter was a young adult female whose diet consisted mostly of terrestrial plants and animals. The team says that the discovery may overturn long-held assumptions within anthropology about the division of labor in ancient hunter-gather societies. "Early big-game hunting was likely gender neutral," said archaeologist Randy Haas of the University of California, Davis. The team concedes that more evidence from around the world will be needed to debunk the stereotype of man the hunter and woman the gatherer, which has dominated the study of ancient societies for decades. To read more about the archaeology of Peru, go to "Idol of the Painted Temple."
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In Peru, protests and turmoil over impeachment, ouster of its popular president

LIMA, Peru—Peru tumbled into political turmoil Tuesday as anger mounted over a vote by Congress to oust the country’s popular president over his handling of the pandemic and unproven allegations of corruption years ago. Thousands poured on to the streets of Peru’s capital Monday night to protest President Martín Vizcarra’s...

Dozens injured in Peru protests after Vizcarra's removal

Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Dozens of people have been injured in clashes between protesters and police over several nights of unrest in response to the ouster of President Martin Vizcarra, human rights groups and lawmakers say. Vizcarra's supporters have taken to the streets each night since the Congress voted to...
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Machu Picchu reopens to visitors after 8-month shutdown

Peru’s Machu Picchu, one of the world’s most-visited tourism sites, reopened to daily visitors this week for the first time since March. The ancient Inca citadel, which previously saw up to 5,000 travelers per day in pre-pandemic high season, will now allow only 675 visitors per day. Eight months after...
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Peru Issues 35 Million Dollar Fine, Orders Plantation Company to Leave the Amazon

LIMA, Peru--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The following was issued today by the Environmental Investigation Agency U.S.:. In an unprecedented decision, the Peruvian Environmental Assessment and Enforcement Agency (OEFA) issued a fine of 129,000,000 soles (35 million dollars) to the plantation company Tamshi SAC in the province of Loreto for continuing to operate without required environmental permits and for illegally disposing of hazardous waste in the Peruvian Amazon. The company has been ordered to leave the area immediately and remove all equipment and seedlings. In addition, the government agency has ordered Tamshi SAC to restore degraded forest ecosystems “in order to guarantee that no significant negative environmental impacts persist.”

Peru to Allow Flights From These U.S. Cities as Machu Picchu Reopens

The closure of Machu Picchu during the pandemic marks only the second time the citadel has been shut since it opened to tourists in 1948. Starting November 1, travel to Peru will be permitted from 17 countries, including from several states in the U.S. Beginning on November 1, international flights...

United States Drops Level 4 Travel Advisory For Peru

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Peru Extends COVID-19 State of Emergency Another Month

Peru is extending the restrictions aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus for another month. The state-owned Andina News Agency said Wednesday President Martín Vizcarra announced in a television address that the government approved the decree extending the state of national emergency through November. The restrictions include a nighttime...

2,000-Year-Old Nazca Line Featuring Lounging Cat Found in Peru

Archaeologists have discovered a 2,000-year-old etching of a cat carved into a hillside some 250 miles southeast of Lima, Peru, reports Spanish news agency EFE. The feline, which measures about 120 feet long, has wide, orb-like eyes and appears to be sunning itself. The newly identified likeness is a Nazca...

'Not just numbers': The women disappearing in Peru

image captionCinthia Estrada's sister Marleny disappeared in July. Cinthia Estrada Bolívar remembers the day her family received a phone call from the community kitchen which her 29-year-old sister Marleny co-ordinated in the Peruvian capital, Lima. It was 16 July and Marleny had not turned up to cook for the poor,...