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The incident occurs during a local festival taking place in a building in Huancayo, east of the capital Lima, with the roof collapsing due to 'intense rain and hail,' say police
'I have decided to resign irrevocably from the position of Second Constitutional Vice President of the Republic,' Mercedes Araoz writes on Twitter alongside a resignation letter
Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra dissolves parliament and calls for fresh elections on Monday, prompting lawmakers to vote to suspend him
Between his frequent hospital visits, Fujimori has been serving out a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses
Peru's Supreme Court says that its 5 magistrates could not come to an agreement on her possible release
(5th UPDATE) At least 26 are reported injured, roads are blocked, and a bridge is damaged, according to an assessment cited by Peru's President Martin Vizcarra
Former Peruvian president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski remains under preliminary detention over money laundering charges
'I've seen others paraded in handcuffs and living a miserable existence, but Alan Garcia will not suffer such an injustice or circus,' the late ex-president writes in a note to his six children
'Dismayed by the death of ex-president Alan Garcia. I send my condolences to his family and loved ones,' says Peru's current President Martin Vizcarra
'Paraguay is a leader in defending democracy and calling Maduro as he is, a tyrant who has ruined his country," says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Judicial authorities say ex-president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski would be held for a preliminary period of 10 days 'for the alleged crime of money laundering in the Odebrecht case'
The epicenter of the quake is at a depth of 257 kilometers. The US Geological Survey says most big quakes in South America occur at a maximum depth of 70 kilometers.
The US Geological Survey says the quake struck before dawn in Ecuador's eastern Amazon region 17 kilometers from the town of Montalvo near the border with Peru
(UPDATED) The landslide crashes into a hotel during a wedding celebration in southeastern Peru
Thirteen countries said it would not grant recognition to Maduro's hardline socialist government, which has presided over the oil-rich country's economic collapse.
Keiko Fujimori is accused of accepting $1.2 million in illicit party funding from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht for her 2011 presidential campaign
Peru President Martin Vizcarra tells journalists that before such a law could be passed, it would need to be 'debated in depth to avoid' benefiting 'incarcerated people who are a danger to society'
Sunday's hearing is adjourned by Judge Richard Concepcion Carhuancho after defense lawyers said the prosecution had failed to hand over requested documents, and would need more time to make their case
The 43-year-old Keiko Fujimori is earlier arrested on the orders of prosecutors investigating contributions to her campaign when she ran for president in 2011
The 43-year-old is arrested on the orders of prosecutors investigating contributions to her campaign when she ran for president in 2011
'Combating anemia is a priority for the government and we want it to be a priority for Peru,' says President Martin Vizcarra
'Please do not kill me. If I return to prison my heart will not support it. It is too weak to go through the same thing again. Don't sentence me to death. I can give no more,' says Peru's ex-president Alberto Fujimori
The Supreme Court has 'issued the arrest and detention orders against former president Fujimori so that he may be re-integrated into the prison establishment'
The International Court of Justice in The Hague is due to rule on Monday, October 1, on the case Bolivia brought in 2013 seeking to regain access to the Pacific Ocean
The arrests include 'several managers of large chains' accused of 'speculating and hoarding basic products' that are subject to prices fixed by the government
Brazil President Michel Temer has called on 'the international community to adopt diplomatic measures' to halt the 'tragic' exodus of Venezuelans that 'threatens the harmony of practically the entire continent'
The move is part of the socialist government's 'Return to the Homeland' scheme to counter a mass exodus and woo back young Venezuelans to work in the crisis-torn country
Colombia has pleaded with its southern neighbors to agree to a combined migration strategy, while Ecuador has called a meeting of 13 Latin American countries next month to discuss the crisis
(UPDATED) The earthquake hits at a depth of 609 kilometers on Peru's eastern frontier with Brazil
Peru has decided it will only allow in Venezuelan migrants in possession of a passport. But only around half of the Venezuelans heading south to escape poverty and economic crisis are carrying passports.
While proponents of a national ID system in the Philippines argue it will improve government services, examples from other countries show the many uses of a national ID beyond government functions
The new sacrifice site is discovered in the Pamapa La Cruz area in Huanchaco, a coastal district of Trujillo, Peru's third-largest cit
The two legends explaining the origin of the Inca civilization 'could be related,' according to the scientists' study
'The discovery of a large-scale child sacrifice event in the little-known pre-Columbian Chimu civilization is unprecedented in the Americas – if not in the entire world,' National Geographic says
President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is the first president to lose his job over the scandal in which the Brazilian company admitted paying out millions of dollars in bribes and gifts to Latin American politicians and businessmen to secure public works contracts
The pact includes Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam, representing together 13.5% of the global economy
The crash 'has left 35 dead and 20 injured," the Interior Ministry announces on Twitter, quoting Arequipa police chief General Walter Ortiz
A Peruvian court orders former president Alberto Fujimori to stand trial for the 1992 killings of 6 farmers
'By and large, Latin America's political culture is sicker than it is healthy'
'I'm calling on you to fight against this source of suffering including legislation and a culture that rejects every type of violence'
'Pope Francis, the Amazon welcomes you,' says a slogan on one of the banners adorning the city
The second and final leg of his weeklong South American trip includes stops in Puerto Maldonado, where he will be welcomed by indigenous people, from Peru as well as neighboring Brazil and Bolivia
'I am really afraid of this. One accident is enough to precipitate things.'
The 81-year old Argentine will hop on 10 flights to travel over 30,000 kilometers through hot and humid climates for his 22nd trip abroad
(UPDATED) At least 65 people are injured, according to the South American country's civil defense agency
Relatives of those killed under Alberto Fujimori's rule – all dressed in black – lead the cortege for the rally in central Lima, under the watchful eye of police
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Fujimori is released after serving less than half of a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses
Lima police chief Victor Rucoba says there are no more bodies to recover, and that the focus now shifts to investigating the accident and determining its causes
A bus plunges over a seaside cliff in Peru, killing at least 48 people after a collision with a truck on a precarious stretch known as the 'devil's curve'