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Peruvian authorities say at least 1 dead after earthquake shook northern coast and Ecuador; death toll rises to 13

Mar. 18, 2023 19:13 PM EDT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian authorities say at least 1 dead after earthquake shook northern coast and Ecuador; death toll rises to 13.

Buenaventura: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Mar. 01, 2023 05:18 AM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — LIMA, Peru (AP) — Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (BVN) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $67.5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The Lima, Peru-based company said it had profit of 27 cents per share. Earnings,...

From a secret safehouse, Peru's Indigenous revolt advances

Feb. 18, 2023 11:19 AM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — In an industrial corridor of Peru's capital, a dingy stairwell leads to a second-floor safehouse. Dozens of Quechua and Aymara activists lie on mattresses strewn on the floor, resting up for more anti-government demonstrations as volunteers cook a breakfast of donated rice,...

Pacasmayo: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 15, 2023 05:17 AM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — LIMA, Peru (AP) — Cementos Pacasmayo SAA (CPAC) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $10 million. The Lima, Peru-based company said it had net income of 12 cents per share. The cement provider posted revenue of $137.2 million in the...

Peru Congress agrees to debate measure on earlier elections

Jan. 30, 2023 15:46 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pressed by Peru's embattled president to take action in response to weeks of deadly protests, Congress narrowly agreed on Monday to reconsider a proposal to move the 2026 national elections up to this October. Lawmakers approved the reconsideration with 66 votes...

Peru's protest 'deactivators' run toward tear gas to stop it

Jan. 29, 2023 15:50 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — When police fire tear gas at protesters demanding the resignation of Peruvian President Dina Boluarte, most run away. A few, though, run toward the gas canisters as quickly as possible — to neutralize them. These are the “deactivators.”...

Bus falls into ravine in northern Peru, leaving 25 dead

Jan. 28, 2023 17:45 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A passenger bus fell into a ravine in northern Peru on Saturday leaving at least 25 people dead and others injured, authorities said. The bus belonging Q’orianka Tours had left the capital of Lima for the Tumbes region near the Ecuador border on Peru's coastal...

Peru president gives support for elections later this year

Jan. 27, 2023 18:41 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian President Dina Boluarte called on Congress Friday to approve a proposal to move elections forward to late this year, a marked concession from the leader who has been facing daily protests that have left almost 60 people dead. Boluarte had already...

Peru closes Machu Picchu as anti-government protests grow

Jan. 21, 2023 20:45 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru indefinitely shut the famed ancient ruins of Machu Picchu on Saturday in the latest sign that anti-government protests that began last month are increasingly engulfing the South American country. The Culture Ministry said it had closed the country’s most...

Despite tear gas, Peru protesters vow to keep demonstrating

Jan. 20, 2023 21:45 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Peru’s capital Friday and were met with volleys of tear gas for the second straight day, as demonstrators made clear they will keep up their mobilizations to demand the resignation of President Dina Boluarte. Many...