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(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

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(...)

Chilean president-elect Sebastián Piñera greets president Michelle Bachelet upon her arrival at his residence in Santiago. Photograph: Claudio Reyes/AFP/Getty Images

With his election on Sunday to a new term as president of Chile nearly four years after his first ended, Sebastián Piñera has confirmed South America’(...)

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(...)

 President Michael D Higgins arrives for a press conference at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Lima, Peru  on Friday. Photograph: AFP

President Michael D Higgins said he hoped a shared celebration of Roger Casement’s contribution to human rights would become a basis for renewed relat(...)

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