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(...)

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(...)

Presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori arrives at the polling station in Lima during Sunday’s general elections. Photograph: Luka Gonzales/AFP/Getty Images

Keiko Fujimori, the conservative daughter of jailed former president Alberto Fujimori, won the first round of Peru’s presidential election on Sunday b(...)

 Keiko Fujimori, the frontrunner in Peru’s presidential election,  waves to supporters during her closing campaign meeting in Lima on Thursday. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

After a turbulent campaign that saw two candidates disqualified by electoral authorities and two more caught up in the Panama Papers revelations, Peru(...)