Edition:
United Kingdom

Maria Cervantes

Virus shatters Latin America's middle class dreams

07 Oct 2020

By Adam Jourdan, Aislinn Laing, Maria Cervantes and Diego Oré

Indigenous activists occupy Petroperu pipeline facilities over healthcare demands

29 Sep 2020

LIMA More than 100 indigenous activists in Peru´s Amazon occupied infrastructure belonging to the state-run Petroperú pipeline, the company said on Tuesday, demanding improved social benefits and health care in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

Peru Congress approves Vizcarra impeachment motion over leaked tapes

12 Sep 2020

LIMA Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra faced a fresh challenge to his leadership on Friday after Congress approved a motion to start impeachment proceedings against him over leaked audio tapes and alleged ties to a singer involved in a fraud case.

Peru opposition bids to oust economy minister over COVID-19 response

10 Sep 2020

LIMA Peruvian opposition lawmakers filed a censure motion to oust the government's economy minister on Wednesday, underscoring political tensions as the Andean country rides out its deepest economic plunge in decades due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Peru looks to reopen international passenger air travel

02 Sep 2020

LIMA Peru will restart passenger air transport internationally on Oct. 1 after it was suspended in March due to the coronavirus outbreak, Transport and Communications Minister Carlos Estremadoyro said on Wednesday.

'Punish with lashes': Peruvian peasant militias dole out rough justice in coronavirus fight

15 Jun 2020

LIMA Peruvian peasant brigades, who decades ago battled leftist rebel groups, are now doling out rough justice in a bid to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in the Andean country, which has the region's second highest number of cases after Brazil.

Lonely Peruvians learn to say 'I miss you' in the language of the Incas

25 May 2020

LIMA Homesick Peruvians around the world in coronavirus lockdowns have been logging online in rising numbers to learn Quechua, the Andean language spoken by the Inca people.

Peru indigenous warn of 'ethnocide by inaction' as coronavirus hits Amazon tribes

24 Apr 2020

LIMA Indigenous tribes in Peru's Amazon say the government has left them to fend for themselves against the coronavirus, risking "ethnocide by inaction," according to a letter from natives to the United Nations and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

Amazon Catholics pledge to press on after Pope says no to married priests

12 Feb 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO/LIMA Catholic communities across the Amazon said they would keep pushing for married men to be allowed to celebrate Mass in the remote rainforest region, after a papal decision on Wednesday blocked their path to the priesthood.

Amazon Catholics pledge to press on after Pope says no to married priests

12 Feb 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO/LIMA Catholic communities across the Amazon said they would keep pushing for married men to be allowed to celebrate Mass in the remote rainforest region, after a papal decision on Wednesday blocked their path to the priesthood.

World News