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Peru’s President says Thousands of COVID-19 Victims Left Off Death Tally

(VOA) Peru President Martín Vizcarra says 3,688 people were mistakenly not included in the previously reported death toll of those killed by the novel coronavirus. The revised death toll is at least 17,455. The new tally adds victims who died from March to the end of...

Peru exceeded 10,000 deaths from coronavirus

(Q24N) Deaths from coronavirus in Peru exceeded the 10,000 on Thursday, according to data from the country's Ministry of Health, after registering 185 deaths in the last 24 hours. In total, 10,045 deaths have been reported since the start of the pandemic, with 292,004 confirmed...

Peru unveils phase-two economic reopening despite ongoing pandemic

(Q24N) Peru's President Martin Vizcarra on Thursday announced the second phrase of its economic reopening amid the country's ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which registered 4,284 new cases of infection in the past 24 hours. Vizcarra made the announcement after the council of ministers approved his presidential...

South America ignores Europe and reopens as virus peak nears

(AP) — South American countries on Monday began easing COVID-19 restrictions even as the region hurtles toward its viral peak, disregarding the example set by European nations that were battered earlier by the virus. Some of Brazil’s hardest hit cities, including the jungle metropolis Manaus...

Latin America Surpasses 100,000 Infections From COVID-19

Latin America, with population of more than 653 million, has more than 100,000 people infected with the new coronavirus, and almost 5,000 deaths, with Brazil being the country most affected by the pandemic. Topping the list is Brazil, with a population of almost 210 million,...

Coronavirus exposes Latin American tourism to an economic earthquake

The llamas of Machu Picchu will be able to graze freely and without fear of selfies for at least 15 days. The coronavirus crisis has reached the heights of the busy Inca citadel, which this week has hung the closed sign. The tranquility of animals...

SKECHERS Launches New Subsidiary in Latin America

SKECHERS USA, a global leader in the lifestyle and performance footwear industry, announced that the Company is transitioning its business in Latin America from a third-party distributor to a wholly-owned subsidiary, SKECHERS Latin America LLC. The subsidiary will oversee more than 30 countries in the...

Planning a vacation in 2020? Here Are 10 Cool Destinations

A list of the top leisure destinations for the coming year has been compiled by Ovation Travel Group for Forbes based on parameters like sales and client aspirations. 1. Palermo/Sicily, Italy Don't miss: The eerie landscape of Mount Etna‚ Europe’s largest volcano and one of the...

Surge in prices of top quality coffee

A shortage of high-quality arabica coffees has boosted spot prices in Central America, Colombia, and Brazil, catching speculators who bet on falling futures prices by surprise. Traders and analysts say the shortage is a major factor behind the surge in arabica prices on ICE Futures...

Peruvian restaurant fined for sexism over women’s only menu

A famous seaside restaurant in Lima's Miraflores district has been fined US$62,000 for handing out menus devoid of prices for female clients who dine with men. La Rosa Nautica restaurant, popular with tourists and locals alike, has come under fire by Peruvian authorities who have...

Unrest across Latin America over mining projects

Latin America's mineral wealth is a magnet for global mining investors. The region is home to Chile, the world's leading exporter of copper; Brazil, the third-largest producer of iron; Mexico, the largest producer of silver; and Peru, a leading exporter of silver, copper, gold,...

Amazon Leaders Agree To Protect The Rainforest

Seven South American countries - Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru and Suriname - on Friday signed the "Pact for the Amazon" to protect the world's largest tropical forest, which has been been burning in its Brazilian region for weeks. "What happens in the Amazon...

Peru’s ancient water systems can help protect communities from shortages caused by climate change

Water is essential for human life, but in many parts of the world water supplies are under threat from more extreme, less predictable weather conditions due to climate change. Nowhere is this clearer than in the Peruvian Andes, where rising temperatures and receding glaciers...

Venezuelan migrants face tougher border policy in Peru

AGUAS VERDES, Peru (AP) — Tired and thirsty, Betania Ramírez crossed into Peru on Friday with her 1-year-old girl in her arms and her 8-year-old boy beside her. Ramírez has no friends or relatives in Peru, and some of her luggage was stolen as she...

Consensus coming closer on taxing digital economy

(BNamericas) Nearly 130 countries have agreed on a global roadmap proposed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which could lead to an international consensus to level out the taxation of internet giants by the end of 2020. The 129 members of OECD’s...

Former Peru President Shoots Himself Before Arrest

Peru's former President Alan Garcia died on Wednesday, after shooting himself as police arrived at his house to arrest him in connection with a bribery probe Garcia, who had repeatedly denied wrongdoing, died in a Lima hospital. He was 69. Garcia, who led Peru's once-powerful Apra...

Pompeo building up support for Maduro ouster

On a tour of four Latin American countries, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is has called for maintaining regional pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. In Peru, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo offers a press conference after holding a meeting with President...

Peru: Odebrecht Strikes Again as Fujimori Dynasty Teeters on Brink of Collapse

To say that it’s been a bad week for the Fujimori family would be putting it mildly. First Peru’s Supreme Court overturned a pardon for former president Alberto Fujimori, which will send him back to jail to complete a 25 year prison sentence for...

Peru Women Still Victims of Political Gender Gap

According to data by Peru’s National Office of Electoral Processes, only 19 women were elected to be district and provincial mayors of a total of 1.676 district municipalities and 196 provincial municipalities. Over 23 million Peruvians cast their vote on Oct. 7, in the country’s...

Lenin Seeks to Block ‘Good Hitler’ From Becoming Mayor of Peruvian Town

The bizarre story of a politician named Hitler facing off against a villager named Lenin has brought international attention to the small Peruvian district of Yungar. Hitler Alba Sanchez, a local politician from the center-right 'We Are Peru' Party, had his candidacy for head of...

Peru, Ecuador to Tighten Entry Rules for Venezuelans Amid Migration Spike

The Peruvian Authorities are reportedly going to start barring Venezuelan migrants from entering the country unless they have passports, the government sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday. According to Reuters, the measure aims to curb a surge in immigration from economic crisis-hit...

Fierce Opposition to the Pacific Alliance Continues

Entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector in Costa Rica are maintaining their position against an eventual incorporation into the commercial block, the Alianza del Pacífico (AP) - Pacific Alliance  - made up of Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile. The sector affirms that it will not allow...

‘Kick them all out!’ Peruvians Continue Anti-Corruption Protest

Peruvians marched in the streets across the Andean country late Thursday, many carrying effigies of rats or vultures, to demand anti-corruption reforms clean up the country's institutions following the resignation of the head of the judiciary. Thousands took to the historic district of the capital...

Tourists flocking to Peru’s newfound ‘Rainbow Mountain’

PITUMARCA, Peru (AP) – Tourists gasp for breath as they climb for two hours to a peak in the Peruvian Andes that stands 5,000 metres above sea level. They’re dead tired, but stunned by the magical beauty unfurled before them. Stripes of turquoise, lavender and gold...

Peru’s Fujimori Faces New Charges Over Forced Sterilizations

Peru's disgraced former President Alberto Fujimori and three of his health ministers will have charges reissued against them for the alleged forced sterilization of women during his term. As part of a government program, doctors operated on about 300,000 women, mostly poor and Indigenous. Thousands...

Summit Of America Leaders Urged To Take Stronger Measures To Isolate Venezuela’s Maduro

(Reuters) - The Heads of State and Government of Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Saint Lucia, and the Vice President of the United States, met in Lima, Peru on occasion of the VIII...

Disgraced Ex-President Kuczynski Banned From Leaving Peru

Disgraced former Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who resigned last week in the face of impending impeachment, has been banned from leaving the country while the corruption investigation against him continues. Judge Juan Carlos Sanchez, a member of the Specialized System for Crimes of Corruption,...

Ancient Mummies in Peru ‘Not Human, Possibly Alien’: Scientists

"They look like humans, but they are not. Its anatomical structure is different," the researchers said, speculating that the remains may be extraterrestrial. Mummified remains found in an ancient Peruvian temple in Nazca last year are not human and may in fact be alien in...

LATAM Airlines Launches New Lima – San Jose Connection

LATAM Airlines, formerly LAN Airlines, inaugurated its non-stop flight between Lima and San José, Costa Rica. At 3:55 pm Tuesday, January 2, for the first time ever a LAN flight touched down at the Juan Santamaria international airport (SJO). The airline will operate three flights...

At least 48 dead when bus plunges onto rocky beach in Peru

LIMA, Peru — At least 48 people died when a bus tumbled down a cliff onto a rocky beach Tuesday along a narrow stretch of highway known as the "Devil's Curve," Peruvian police and fire officials said. The bus carrying 57 people was headed to...

Miss Peru Pageant Protests Gender Violence to International Applause, but not all Peruvians Are Clapping

When contestants in this year's Miss Peru contest exposed the alarming numbers related to violence against women, the international media gave a standing ovation. But in Peru, not everyone clapped. During the pageant, images linked to the #niunamenos (not one more) campaign and pictures of cases...

Radio Program in Peru Takes Aim at Human Trafficking

Peru's Interior Ministry has aired its first trilingual radio program to help better inform the public about human trafficking, a step in the right direction that will need additional institutional support to yield results. The program, called So They Don't Find You (#QueNoTeEncuentren), is part...

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