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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

Lima – the third worst congested city in the world

TomTom, the Dutch multinational developer and creator of navigation technology and consumer electronics, released the TomTom Traffic Index 2018 which provides statistics and information about congestion levels in 403 cities across 56…

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

20 districts of Lima and Callao without water for 3 days

Sedapal, Lima’s largest water and sanitation service provider, and AATE, the Autonomous Authority of the Mass Transit Electric System of Lima and Callao, informed in a statement that from Friday July 5 to Sunday July 7, 2019 the water…

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…