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Latest news, headlines and breaking stories from and around Peru.

Politics News

Former Peruvian president Alan Garcia kills himself ahead of arrest

Alan Garcia was rushed to hospital in the capital, Lima. A crowd of supporters gathered outside the hospital building and were held back by a line of police officers. Alan Garcia was accused of taking bribes from the Brazilian construction…

Economy News

Scotiabanks acquires 51% of Banco Cencosud’s shares in Peru

The Canadian multinational Scotiabank announced last Friday that it completed the acquisition of 51% of the shares of the Chilean Banco Cencosud’s in Peru after receiving the approval from Peruvian authorities.

Travel News

How many tourists visited Machu Picchu in 2018?

Machu Picchu, declared Peruvian Historic Sanctuary (1981) and UNESCO World Heritage Site (1983) and voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World (2007), was built by the Incas in the 15th century on a mountain ridge in the Eastern…

Food & Drink

Peruvian Ceviche among Top 100 dishes in the world

Peruvian Ceviche made it on the 2019 list of the world’s 100 most popular dishes published by TasteAtlas, an online world atlas of food and drinks.

Lifestyle & Living

Peru introduces new food-labeling law

While – depending on the source - 8% to 10% of Peruvians still suffers from under- and malnutrition, on the other hand the country is among the top 3 on the list of Latin American countries with the highest obesity rates.

Nature & Environment

Peru among the top 10 countries losing the most primary rainforest in 2018

In another great attempt at nature conservation Peru upgraded at the beginning of 2018 the Yaguas National Reserve - one of the largest virgin primary rainforests of the world located in the Loreto Region - to a National Park which covers…