Javier Pérez de Cuéllar: As UN chief earned a reputation more for diligent, quiet diplomacy than charisma. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, the two-term United Nations secretary general who brokered a historic ceasefire between Iran and Iraq in 1988 and who in late(...)

Police guard streets near the Peruvian Congress, in Lima, after the dissolution of Congress. Photograph: EPA

Peru’s vice-president renounced her claim to the presidency on Tuesday in a surprise twist to a constitutional crisis, dealing a fresh blow to a rebel(...)

Keiko Fujimori, daughter of former president Alberto Fujimori and leader of the opposition in Peru, is seen in court. Photograph:  Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Peru’s opposition leader Keiko Fujimori has been freed by an appeals judge, a week after she was arrested in an ongoing money laundering investigation(...)

  Martin Vizcarra was sworn in as Peru’s new president after  Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigned to avoid impeachment. Photograph:  AFP / Luka Gonzales/Getty Images

Peru’s incoming president Martin Vizcarra will replace the country’s prime minister in a bid to form a consensus government with input from a broad re(...)

Peru’s vice-president Martin Vizcarra: was due to assume office with little popular or political support. Photograph: Guadalupe Pardo/Reuters

Having seen one president resign on Wednesday, Peru ended the week with his successor already under pressure to quit as the political crisis gripping (...)

A demonstrators throws a tear gas canister back towards police during clashes after the pardoning of former president Alberto Fujimori in Lima, Peru. Photograph: Martin Mejia/AP Photo

Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski defended his pardon for former president Alberto Fujimori as justified clemency for an ailing man whose authori(...)

Peru’s president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, whose administration denied it offered a pardon for jailed former dictator Alberto Fujimori in exchange for votes to save his mandate. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Peru’s president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, has defied expectations by surviving an impeachment vote in congress called after he was accused of involveme(...)

Julio Borges: The president of the National Assembly has called on the army to stop the government and supreme court, which he charges have “kidnapped Venezuela’s freedom”. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters

Venezuela’s supreme court, which is controlled by President Nicolás Maduro’s socialist government, has ruled that it is taking over the opposition-dom(...)

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has claimed victory in Peru’s presidential election. Photograph: EPA/Ernesto Aria

Former investment banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was on track to become Peru’s next president after a near-final vote tally gave him a slim lead in the(...)

Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, daughter of the imprisoned former dictator: her campaign has been hit by accusations that some of her backers are involved in drug trafficking. Photograph: Mariana Bazo

For the second time in five years a presidential election in Peru has been turned into a referendum on the legacy of imprisoned former dictator Albert(...)

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