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Peruvian President Ollanta Humala’s brother, Antauro Humala, yesterday requested a presidential pardon that would cut short a 25-year prison sentence.

Peru's anti-corruption gambit.

Latin American stock markets plunged on Monday registering the worst numbers since February 2010.

Renowned Afro-Peruvian singer, Susana Baca, 67, will lead Peru’s culture ministry.

Dating back to pre-Columbian times, the Quechua Scissors Dance is still practiced in Peru. Photos by Nicolas Vallaume.

Peru’s new Minister of Mines and Energy, Carlos Herrera, announced yesterday that authorities from the country’s Comité de Operación Económica del Sistema—the national agency responsible for energy oversight—would begin rationing energy in Peru’s major northern cities Trujillo and Cajamarca.

Promising continued economic growth but reiterating a commitment to greater social inclusion, Ollanta Humala takes office today as president of the Republic of Peru.

Peru's decade-long economic boom is a far-away myth in Puerto Maldonado, a jungle town in southeastern Peru.


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