Hospitals in Peru and Bolivia overflow as COVID-19 cases rise

The critical care wards of major hospitals in Peru and Bolivia stand at or near collapse after end-of-year holidays, reflecting wider regional public health capacity concerns as much of Latin America struggles to secure adequate COVID-19 vaccine supplies. While infection counts remain

Peru farmworkers lift roadblock as gov’t talks begin

Three people in Peru were killed this week in clashes with police at workers’ protests demanding higher wages. Protesting farmworkers in Peru have lifted a roadblock as discussions with the government about a contentious agricultural law began on Friday following the deaths

Peru president vows action after deaths at farm workers protest

Three people die during clashes between police and protesting farm workers, who are demanding higher wages. Peru’s President Francisco Sagasti has promised to take action against police “who violated the ban on the use of firearms” after three people, including a 16-year-old

Peru mine workers block highway as labour protests spread

One protester has died as farmworkers cut off transit on the main highway to the capital Lima, stranding food trucks. Mineworkers in Peru on Friday joined a growing group of farmworkers in blocking major highways throughout the country, ratcheting up pressure on

Peru got its third president in a week. What happens now?

Peru swore in its third president in just over a week on Tuesday, after the nation’s unstable political system crumbled spectacularly. Sagasti will now have five months in office to steady the ship ahead of presidential elections in April 2021 amid a