Michaella McCollum Connolly (centre) and Melissa Reid, who are awaiting trial on suspicion of smuggling cocaine out of the country. Photograph: Reuters

A proposed new law currently before the Peruvian congress could have positive implications for an Irish woman if she is convicted of trying to smuggle(...)

Students clash with riot police in Lima. Police fired tear gas at hundreds of students and civil servants  as they marched towards Congress to protest reforms that would impose tougher standards on universities and bureaucrats. Photograph: Enrique Castro-Mendivil/Reuters

Peruvian police fired tear gas at hundreds of students and civil servants in Lima yesterday as they marched towards Congress to protest reforms that w(...)