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Peru's VP gives up claim to the presidency in blow to opposition

02 Oct 2019

LIMA Peru's vice president renounced her claim to the presidency on Tuesday in a surprise twist to a constitutional crisis, dealing a fresh blow to a rebel band of former lawmakers resisting President Martin Vizcarra's dissolution of Congress.

Peru's Vizcarra closes Congress, but rebel lawmakers refuse to leave

01 Oct 2019

LIMA Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra dissolved Congress on Monday to end a yearlong battle with rightwing lawmakers over his anti-graft campaign, but rebel legislators refused to leave the chamber as protests against them started across the country.

In remote Amazon, indigenous married Catholics spread gospel, pray for priesthood

24 Sep 2019

WIJINT, Peru Just before dawn, Shainkiam Yampik beats a drum carved from a tree trunk at the start of a Roman Catholic prayer service in Wijint, a hamlet of thatched-roof huts in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon.

Brazil's neighbours call for meeting and Amazon pact as fires rage

27 Aug 2019

LIMA Peru and Colombia called on Tuesday on fellow Amazonian countries to attend a presidential meeting next month on the forest fires raging in Brazil and Bolivia and to forge a pact to protect the world's largest tropical forest.

Peru suspends key permit for Southern Copper in U-turn on Tia Maria project

10 Aug 2019

LIMA Peru on Friday suspended a recently issued construction permit for Southern Copper's Tia Maria mine, a project that has triggered violent protests by nearby residents.

Peru's Vizcarra says Southern Copper must resolve local concerns at Tia Maria mine

18 Jul 2019

LIMA, July 18 Peru's President Martín Vizcarra said on Thursday that Southern Copper Corp's must resolve issues with protesting local residents at its Tia Maria mine before the long-delayed copper project can move ahead.

Sweden seeks lithium tie-ups in South America amid 'white gold' rush

17 Jul 2019

LIMA Sweden is turning its gaze towards Peru and other South American countries for lithium tie-ups amid a global race to lock in supply of the "white gold" metal that is key for the batteries that power electric vehicles.

Peru's 'fugitive' ex-president Toledo arrested in U.S., faces extradition

17 Jul 2019

LIMA Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo was arrested in the United States on Tuesday and faces extradition back to Peru, the South American country's justice minister said, as part of a sweeping corruption probe that has snared several political leaders.

Indigenous groups in Peru are suing government over oil, mining plans - and winning

28 Jun 2019

LIMA Indigenous groups in Peru are turning to the courts with a new legal strategy for keeping mining and oil projects off their lands, racking up victories that could make it harder for companies to secure permits in the Andean country, a major minerals producer.

Peru native groups use new legal strategy to push back on oil, mining plans

27 Jun 2019

LIMA, June 27 Indigenous groups in Peru are turning to the courts with a new legal strategy for keeping mining and oil projects off their land, racking up victories that could make it harder for companies to secure permits in the major minerals producer.

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