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Peru reports first diphtheria case in 20 years amid low vaccination rate

1:14am GMT

LIMA Peru reported its first case of diphtheria after 20 years following warnings by international health organizations that the coronavirus pandemic would hamper routine vaccination programs, particularly for children.

REFILE-Peru reports first diphtheria case in 20 years amid low vaccination rate

28 Oct 2020

LIMA, Oct 28 Peru reported its first case of diphtheria after 20 years following warnings by international health organizations that the coronavirus pandemic would hamper routine vaccination programs, particularly for children.

Peru's Vizcarra denies new corruption allegations, prosecutors to investigate

19 Oct 2020

LIMA Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra denied allegations on Monday that he had received a payout from a construction company that won a public works contract when he was a regional governor, as prosecutors said they would open a preliminary investigation.

Exclusive: COVID-19, low prices push Peru coffee output down 10%

19 Oct 2020

LONDON/LIMA Coffee output in Peru, the world's fifth largest arabica coffee exporter, has tumbled 10% this year due to low prices and migrant labour shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the country's national coffee federation told Reuters.

Peru miners aiming for full-strength workforce by year-end, minister says

05 Oct 2020

LIMA, Oct 5 Peru's miners hope to have their workforce back up to full strength by the end of the year, the country's energy and mines minister said on Monday, as the world's No. 2 copper producer ramps up after being slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Peru to further open economy in October as coronavirus cases drop

26 Sep 2020

LIMA Peru will push forward with a gradual reopening of its economy in October, allowing international flights to countries in the region and more people into its restaurants and stores, the government said on Friday, provided coronavirus cases continue to fall.

Peru to further open economy in October as coronavirus cases drop

26 Sep 2020

LIMA, Sept 25 Peru will push forward with a gradual reopening of its economy in October, allowing international flights to countries in the region and more people into its restaurants and stores, the government said on Friday, provided coronavirus cases continue to fall.

Chinese fishing fleet off Peru stirs up diplomatic waters as navy monitors

25 Sep 2020

LIMA Peru's Navy on Friday was carefully watching a fleet of around 250 Chinese fishing vessels that had sailed just outside the Andean country's waters, angering the domestic fishing industry and sparking a Twitter war between Washington and Beijing.

'I will not hide' - Peru President defiant in impeachment defense

18 Sep 2020

LIMA Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra struck a defiant tone on Friday facing an impeachment debate in Congress, saying he would not be cowed despite a bid to oust him that has roiled the copper-producing country over the last week.

Peru president to face impeachment vote after top court denies delay request

17 Sep 2020

LIMA Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra will face an impeachment hearing on Friday after the country's constitutional court on Thursday rejected his appeal to delay congressional efforts to remove him from his post.

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Sunshine State showdown: Trump, Biden to take campaign battle to Florida

With Election Day looming, President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden will both rally supporters on Thursday in the critical battleground state of Florida – campaigning in the same city hours apart and putting their differing approaches to the resurgent coronavirus pandemic on full display.