“It’s like an answer to the pandemic itself. This bridge is strung up across the Apurimac and we can tell the world we are coming out if this little by little.”
- by Carlos Valdez
He was an unlikely presidential candidate, a rural teacher who for the past 25 years has seen his students struggle in crumbling schools where his colleagues also cook and sweep floors.
- by Marco Aquino and Marcelo Rochabrun
Defying the polls, rural primary school teacher Pedro Castillo topped the votes in the first round of Peru’s presidential poll and will contest the run-off against one of the nation’s most established political figures.
- by Franklin Briceno and Regina Garcia Cano
Globally, the number of confirmed cases has exceeded 133.6 million, causing nearly 2.9 million deaths.
- by Michelle Smith
Argentina’s health minister, Ginés González García, has resigned at the request of the president over revelations that people with close ties to the government were given early access to COVID-19 vaccines.
- by Daniel Politi
Peru’s foreign minister has resigned amid an uproar over government officials being secretly vaccinated against the coronavirus ahead of health workers.
- by Franklin Briceno
Medical personnel who have been protesting for a week just as a second wave of coronavirus cases is hitting the country, have now stepped up their fight.
Peru's health ministry said the event is "under investigation to determine if it is related to the vaccine or if there is another explanation".
- by Marco Aquino
Manuel Merino said his cabinet will remain in place until a new leader takes over, to avoid a power vacuum.
- by John Quigley
Martin Vizcarra's ousting and the immediate inauguration of Manuel Merino amounts to a return of the political chaos that has long plagued the country.
- by Simeon Tegel and Anthony Faiola
More than 250 ships were previously catching giant squid near the Galapagos Islands off Ecuador.
- by Marco Aquino