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Ecuador and Peru signal political divides that could trouble the region

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More than a year into the pandemic and as cases resurge in Latin America, two recent elections suggest that popular political views on how to escape the crisis remain deeply polarized -- at a time when cohesion is m...

‘A chronicle of scandal foretold’: Vaccine furor highlights long history of misconduct by elected officials in Peru

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It's been only three months since former Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra was impeached by his country's Congress and removed from office over corruption allegations which he has repeatedly denied. Yet there he wa...

Hundreds of people were secretly vaccinated in Peru before official rollout, says President

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More than 480 people, including several ministers and a former president, were quietly vaccinated against Covid-19 in Peru even before the country's official vaccination campaign began, says President Francisco Saga...

Alleged Capitol rioter drops request to travel to Peru to get married

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An alleged Capitol rioter who asked a judge to let him get married in Peru has withdrawn his request, according to new court filings. The defendant, Troy Williams, reversed course after the Justice Department said ...

Peru orders lockdowns amid crippling second Covid-19 wave

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Peru has announced new lockdowns for 10 of its 25 regions, including the capital Lima, as Covid-19 cases rise and hospitals reach a breaking point. The lockdowns will start on January 31. The country is also racing ...

Medics go on hunger strike in Peru amid Covid-19 second wave

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Some Peruvian medics are going on hunger strike to demand more funding as cases of Covid-19 spiral in the country, according to a statement from Peru's Social Security National Medical Union (SINAMMSOP) published We...

Dozens wounded in Peru as protesters and police clash amid political crisis

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At least 27 people have been wounded in clashes between police and protestors as thousands of Peruvians took to the streets to demonstrate against the dismissal of President Martin Vizcarra, police and rights groups...

Peru plunged into political upheaval as Congress ousts President Vizcarra

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Peru's Congress ousted President Martín Vizcarra on Monday in an impeachment vote over corruption allegations, prompting immediate tensions in the Andean nation. Vizcarra said he would accept the Congress vote and wo...