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 People pay tribute with flowers and cards during a candlelight vigil in Peru in memory of two protestors who were wounded and later reported dead, during clashes against police while protesting the government of interim President Manuel Merino. Photograph: Luka Gonzales/AFP via Getty Images

Peru’s interim president Manuel Merino resigned on Sunday after less than a week in office, leaving the country in limbo following lawmakers’ demands (...)

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(...)

Jineth Bedoya Lima is recognised as one of the leading voices in denouncing sexual violence against women

The Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press award of the World Association of News Publishers, has been awarded to Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya (...)

The Thomas Restobar club in Lima. Photograph: Google

At least 13 people were crushed to death or asphyxiated as partygoers tried to flee a Lima nightclub raided by police because it was open in violation(...)

Pedestrians in the Pinheiros neighbourhood of São Paulo, Brazil. Photograph: Victor Moriyama/The New York Times

By late March, the Mexican government calmly predicted that its coronavirus outbreak would peak in April. A few weeks later, it changed its prediction(...)

John Thomond O’Brien: known as Don Juan O’Brien, he was an honoured veteran of the South American wars  of independence

The Isla del Sol, or Island of the Sun, on Lake Titicaca is one of the most important sites in Inca mythology. It lies almost 4,000 metres above sea(...)

Venezuelan children in a refuge in Lima, Peru. Photograph: Paul Musiol

When Barreto Yasmerys arrived in Peru last year she planned to earn some money before sending for her teenage daughter in Venezuela. The 39-year-old f(...)

Dr Ian Lindsay and his wife Mary McCarron

A retired Irish doctor who has been stranded in Peru with his wife since early March and who contracted Covid-19 while in Latin America has arrived ba(...)

Dr Ian Lindsay and Mary McCarron who are still stranded in Cusco, Peru after being unable to board a flight.

A retired Irish doctor still stranded in Peru because of the Covid-19 pandemic has said he and his family are caught in a “dire situation” after being(...)

 Ciara Hogan  is one of the Irish citizens who flew back from Peru on Monday.

Ciara Hogan, who is 27 and from Tipperary, is one of the Irish citizens stranded in Peru who arrived home from Lima on Monday on a rescue flight that (...)

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