Peru’s new prime minister Guido Bellido (left) raises his fist next to  the president of Peru, Pedro Castillo. Photograph: Ernesto Benavides/AFP via Getty

A day after being sworn in as Peru’s president, Pedro Castillo has appointed a far-left lawmaker and member of his Marxist party, Guido Bellido, as pr(...)

Peruvian presidential candidate Pedro Castillo has claimed victory after the final count confirmed he  had finished just 0.25 per cent ahead of rival Keiko Fujimori. Photograph: Luka Gonzales/AFP

Hard-left candidate Pedro Castillo has claimed victory in Peru’s presidential election after the final count confirmed he had carved out the narrowest(...)

Former Peruvian president Martín Vizcarra speaks to the press in Lima on December 1st last after meeting a congressional commission to respond to bribery allegations. Photograph: Ernesto Benavides/AFP via Getty Images

Peru has been rocked by revelations that nearly 500 people, including former president Martín Vizcarra and other senior politicians, were vaccinated a(...)

People participate in a vigil for Jack Pintado and Inti Sotelo, who were killed during protests in November, in Lima, Peru. Photograph: Luis Angel Gonzales Taipe/EPA

Ruben Guevara was marching in teargas-filled streets in Lima in November when he was hit in the face by what felt like a gas canister, severely damagi(...)