Peru is reporting more than 7,000 new cases everyday and has the highest per capita death toll in the Latin American and Caribbean region
The unemployment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the threat of hunger have forced millions of Peruvians to venture out and risk infection
We also look at the struggles and demands of the Peruvian people as they deal with the pandemic and the lifting of the lockdown in Wuhan.
The government led by President Martín Vizcarra has taken measures that heed social distancing, but has completely disregarded the water criss in the country, which is fundamental in avoiding contagion of the novel coronavirus
According to an exit poll, the far-right Popular Force party, led by the daughter of former Peruvian dictator Alberto Fujimori, only won 20 out of the 130 seats
The court declared President Martín Vizcarra’s decision to dissolve the congress constitutionally valid and announced that parliamentary elections will be held on January 26
The inhabitants of the Tambo Valley, where the mine is located, rejected the decision and called to continue the indefinite strike that they have been carrying out since July 15
The Peruvian Mining Council held a public hearing on the Tía María mining project and the final ruling will decide the future of the mining project resisted for almost a decade
Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra dissolved the National Congress, then the legislators retaliated and voted to suspend him
Protesters are demanding the abolition of a decree that seeks to privatize water services in Lima and Callao
The mine workers are demanding a dignified collective negotiation agreement and abolition of an anti-labor reform, approved by the president in July
A large-scale regional strike has been called on September 16 by organisations and trade unions leading the struggle against the construction of the copper mining project in the Islay province. The strike, involving the southern regions of the country demands definitive cancellation.