Former  Peruvian president Alan Garcia, who has  taken his own life. File photograph: Cris Bouroncle/AFP/Getty

Peru’s former president Alan Garcia has died after deliberately shooting himself when police tried to arrest him in connection with a multibillion-do(...)

Thousands march against corruption through the streets of downtown Lima on February 16th. An Interpol arrest warrant has been issued for ex-president Alejandro Toledo, who now lives in the US, after Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht said he sought and received a $20 million bribe. Photograph: Cris Bouroncle /AFP/Getty Images

A Brazilian executive has told the country’s electoral court that his company gave the winners of the 2014 presidential election the equivalent of ten(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)