• Investigation under way after bus travelling between two Andean towns careened down a 200-metre ravine
  • Accidents frequently occur along Peruvian highways due to speeding, poor road conditions

A US$3 billion megaport in Peru seen as a new gateway to Asia is on track to open four of its 11 berths in 2024, offering a faster Pacific Ocean route to China for sea cargo from this part of Latin America.

The Peruvian and Japanese archaeologists have found a Wari-era ancestor worship site north of Lima containing burial chambers, human remains and ceramic offerings.


‘The find is extremely important because he is one of the first priests to begin to control the temples in the country’s northern Andes,’ said Japanese archaeologist Yuji Seki.

Tachymenoides harrisonfordi’s moniker honours the veteran actor, known for playing Indiana Jones, the adventuring archaeologist who famously hates snakes.


Brazil’s Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is pushing for a joint declaration from the summit to enhance efforts for the rainforest’s protection. The declaration would be presented at the UN’s COP28 climate conference in Dubai in November.

A research centre deep in the Amazon jungle in Peru welcomes intrepid travellers keen to see plant and animal life, both cute and creepy, on eco-tourism holidays.

Latin American nations are strengthening relations with China amid a belief that Washington’s focus turned to the Middle East and now the Indo-Pacific.

What’s the longest river in the world? The question has fuelled a heated debate for years. Now, an expedition into the South American jungle aims to settle it for good.

Deal comes after two years of negotiations to join 11-member Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership as Britain beats China to the punch.


Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s election as president of Brazil has raised the possibility of a free-trade agreement between China and the Southern Common Market (Mercosur), but analysts say any deal could further fuel tensions with the United States.


Donning gas masks, safety goggles and thick gloves, ‘deactivators’ grab hot tear gas canisters and toss them inside large plastic bottles filled with a mixture of water, baking soda and vinegar.

More than 50 people have died in ongoing street protests in Peru, mostly demonstrators at the hands of police, but only a few international voices of concern have emerged.

Demonstrations demanding the resignation of Peruvian President Dina Boluarte have been ongoing since early December, leaving 46 people dead. At least 400 people are pleading to be evacuated from the site.


Peruvian police in riot gear fired tear gas near congress as protesters massed in downtown Lima to try to topple the fragile government of President Dina Boluarte.

Measure, in force for 30 days, authorises army to intervene to maintain order and suspends constitutional rights including freedom of movement and assembly.

A free-trade deal with Ecuador would be China’s fourth with a Latin American country, after signing agreements with Chile, Costa Rica and Peru. Some US senators are worried about China’s presence in the region.


It’s the time of year when the shamans beat drums, chant, blow smoke and drink a potent hallucinogenic brew to make their divinations for the 12 months ahead.

Cusco international airport has been closed since supporters of ousted president Pedro Castillo tried to storm the terminal; roads and railways have also been blocked.

Peru’s new government suspends the rights of ‘personal security and freedom’ for 30 days as it struggles to calm violent protests over the ousting of former president Pedro Castillo.

Peru bolsters security at airports, hydroelectric power plants and other critical infrastructure as protests continue across the country following the ousting of its former president.