Turmoil risks financial stability Peru long took for grantedFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
CUSCO, Peru (AP) — Marco Gonzales ventured to the Andean city of Cusco from his home in the Peruvian Amazon in 2007 with little more than $20, a smidgeon of English and a change of clothes poorly suited for the icy mountain air.
Dems urge Biden to halt aid to Peru over protest crackdownJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
MIAMI (AP) — A group of House Democrats is urging the Biden administration to suspend all U.S. security assistance to Peru over a “pattern of repression” of antigovernment protests that has resulted in more than 50 civilian deaths.
Protester killed in Peru’s capital, rising crisis toll to 58January 29, 2023 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — A protester has been killed in Lima during brutal clashes between police and demonstrators demanding the resignation of President Dina Boluarte.
Peru president gives support for elections later this yearJanuary 27, 2023 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian President Dina Boluarte called on Congress Friday to approve a proposal to move elections forward to late this year, a marked concession from the leader who has been facing daily protests that have left almost 60 people dead.
Peru protesters tear-gassed after president calls for truceJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Peru's capital and were met with volleys of tear gas and pellets amid clashes with security forces just hours after President Dina Boluarte called for a “truce” in almost two months of protests.
Rights groups dismayed at lack of criticism for Peru abusesJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — More than 50 people have died in ongoing street protests in the weeks since Peru's elected leader was jailed, mostly demonstrators at the hands of police officers, but only a few international voices of concern have emerged.
Despite tear gas, Peru protesters vow to keep demonstratingJanuary 21, 2023 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Peru’s capital Friday and were met with volleys of tear gas for the second straight day, as demonstrators made clear they will keep up their mobilizations to demand the resignation of President Dina Boluarte.
Peru police use tear gas to block protesters from marchingJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Police fired tear gas to try to subdue thousands of protesters who poured into the Peruvian capital Thursday, many from remote Andean regions, calling for the ouster of President Dina Boluarte and the return to power of her predecessor, whose removal last month launched deadly unrest and cast the nation into political chaos.
2 more people killed in southern Peru amid unrestJanuary 19, 2023 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Protesters set fire to the police station and judicial office in the Peruvian town of Macusani Wednesday after two people were killed and another seriously injured by gunfire amid antigovernment protests.
Teen’s death brings toll in month of unrest in Peru to 49January 13, 2023 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — A 16-year-old shot during a protest in the southern Peruvian region of Puno died on Thursday, bringing the death toll to 49 in more than a month of unrest following the ouster of President Pedro Castillo.
Peru anti-government protests spread, with clashes in CuscoJanuary 12, 2023 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Protests against Peruvian President Dina Boluarte’s government that have left 48 people dead since they began a month ago spread through the south of the Andean country on Wednesday with new clashes reported in the tourist city of Cusco.
Policeman burned to death amid antigovernment unrest in PeruJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — A police officer on patrol was attacked and burned to death by protesters in the Peruvian region of Puno as the death toll from demonstrations in the wake of the ouster of former President Pedro Castillo rose to 47, authorities said Tuesday.
13 killed in Peru clashes amid new anti-government protestsJanuary 10, 2023 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — At least 13 people died Monday in southeast Peru as protests seeking immediate elections resumed in neglected rural areas of the country still loyal to ousted President Pedro Castillo.
Peru Congress opens door to early elections amid unrestDecember 21, 2022 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru’s Congress tentatively endorsed a plan on Tuesday to hold early elections in an attempt to defuse a national political crisis marked by deadly unrest after lawmakers ousted President Pedro Castillo.
Mexican ambassador expelled from Peru over meddling claimsDecember 21, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a roller-coaster day for Mexico’s relations with Peru, Mexico announced Tuesday it had granted asylum for the family of ousted Peruvian president Pedro Castillo. Hours later, Peru declared the Mexican ambassador to Lima persona non grata and ordered him to leave within 72 hours.
Peru’s dark past surfaces as young protester is laid to restDecember 18, 2022 GMT
QUINUA, Peru (AP) — This rural hamlet nestled high in the Peruvian Andes was the site of a major battle that secured South America’s independence from Spain in the 19th century.
Peru’s president exhorts congress to approve early electionsDecember 17, 2022 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru’s caretaker president, Dina Boluarte, chastised lawmakers for not endorsing widespread calls for early elections as a way out of a deepening political crisis triggered when the ousted Pedro Castillo tried to shut down Congress.
Peru’s accidental president fails to quell violent protestsDecember 17, 2022 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — It might be the world's shortest political honeymoon.
Almost since the moment last week when Dina Boluarte took over from the ousted leader Pedro Castillo to become Peru's first female president, she has appealed for calm and a chance to govern, insisting that the caretaker job came to her out of circumstance, not personal ambition.
Mexico president insists relations with Spain still ‘paused’December 17, 2022 GMT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president insisted Friday that his country’s relations with Spain are still “on pause,” one day after Mexico’s top diplomat met with his Spanish counterpart and said relations were being “relaunched.”
Peru judge orders 18-month detention for ousted presidentDecember 16, 2022 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — A Peruvian judge on Thursday ordered ousted President Pedro Castillo to remain in custody for 18 months as nationwide protests set off by the political crisis showed no signs of abating and the death toll rose to at least 14.
Peru’s new government declares police state amid protestsDecember 15, 2022 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru’s new government declared a national emergency Wednesday as it struggled to calm violent protests over President Pedro Castillo's ouster, suspending the rights of “personal security and freedom” across the Andean nation for 30 days.
A timeline of events in Peru since the president’s ousterDecember 14, 2022 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Here is a brief timeline of the political crisis that resulted in the ouster of a president and the imposition of a police state in Peru:
Wed., Dec. 14, 2022: Peru’s defense minister announces a 30-day national emergency imposing a police state amid violent protests against the ouster of President Pedro Castillo.
Peru judge denies ousted leader Pedro Castillo’s jail appealDecember 14, 2022 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — A judge ordered ousted Peruvian President Pedro Castillo to remain in custody on Tuesday, denying his appeal as authorities build a rebellion case against him.
Anger in rural areas fuels protests against Peru governmentDecember 13, 2022 GMT
ANDAHUAYLAS, Peru (AP) — The anger of Peruvians against their government is nowhere more visible than in Andahuaylas, a remote rural Andean community where the poor have struggled for years and where voters' support helped elect now-ousted President Pedro Castillo, himself a peasant like them.
Peru’s president asks Cabinet to take anti-corruption pledgeDecember 11, 2022 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru’s newest president, Dina Boluarte, swore in her Cabinet on Saturday just three days after becoming the country’s first female head of state and asked each minister to pledge not to be corrupt while in office.
Peru’s ex-president faced bigotry for impoverished pastDecember 10, 2022 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — When Pedro Castillo won Peru’s presidency last year, it was celebrated as a victory by the country’s poor — the peasants and Indigenous people who live deep in the Andes and whose struggles had long been ignored.
New Peru president appears with military to cement powerDecember 9, 2022 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's first female president appeared in a military ceremony on national television on Friday in her first official event as head of state, an attempt to cement her hold on power and buck the national trend of early presidential departures.
Peru president’s power grab recalls country’s dark pastDecember 9, 2022 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's ousted President Pedro Castillo rose to power 17 months ago as a populist outsider. But he squandered what little popularity he had when he stunned the nation by dissolving Congress in an act of political suicide that recalled some of the darkest days of the nation's anti-democratic past.
Peru’s president ousted by Congress in political crisisDecember 8, 2022 GMT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The president of Peru was ousted by Congress and arrested on a charge of rebellion Wednesday after he sought to dissolve the legislative body and take unilateral control of the government, triggering a grave constitutional crisis.