Pressure was mounting on Peru’s interim president to resign after a night of protests in which two people were killed and the country’s political turm(...)

Relatives carry the coffin of a loved one to a section of a cemetery reserved for Covid-19 cases, in the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Photograph: Rodrigo Abd/AP Photo

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic means Latin America is now facing its third “lost decade” of the last half century. This is the warning by 21 (...)

Shoppers wear face masks at a  market in Lima, Peru. Photograph: Cris Bouroncle/AFP via Getty Images

Peru has started limiting the times men and women can leave their homes in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Amid a strict (...)

Irish citizen Róisín O’Rourke  is stranded in Peru due to travel restrictions linked to the coronavirus pandemic.

A number of Irish citizens stuck in Peru due to travel restrictions linked to the coronavirus pandemic have been told the only charter flight availabl(...)

Hundreds of thousands of protesters  took to the streets of  Santiago, capital of Chile, this year, many fighting running battles with police. Photograph: Claudio Reyes/AFP via Getty Images

If one date defines the year in Latin America it is October 18th, when Chile erupted in rage. It was the day when a week of protests against a rise in(...)

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(...)

  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 (...)

Peru’s president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski: decision to step down comes as Popular Force lawmakers continue to release secret recordings that appeared to show his allies offering an opposition congressman lucrative public work contracts in exchange for political support. Photograph: Mariana Bazo

Peru’s president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski presented his resignation to congress on Wednesday after vote-buying allegations ensnared his centre-right gove(...)