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The Inca temple of Sacsayhuamán gets only a handful of visitors per day now, as tourists cancel their trips to Cusco amid protests taking place in Peru.

Protests across Peru are keeping tourists away from the country’s top travel destinations

The Peruvian city of Cuzco is usually teeming with visitors, but because of ongoing protests, only 4% of its hotel rooms were occupied last month. Many residents say the situation has become critical.

Protests across Peru are keeping tourists away from the country’s top travel destinations
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Peru protests reveal ethnic and regional divides

Peru protests reveal ethnic and regional divides
Workers move a box of freshly caught squid in Pucusana, Peru, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021.

A state-owned company from China is building a massive commercial port in Peru

A state-owned company from China is building a massive commercial port in Peru
Melina León at her Lima apartment with some of the awards she got for her debut film, “Song Without a Name.”

Peruvian filmmaker Melina León boosts Peru’s film industry with strong female leads

Peruvian filmmaker Melina León boosts Peru’s film industry with strong female leads
Free Peru party presidential candidate Pedro Castillo, from left, daughter Alondra, son Arnold and wife Lilia Paredes, pray before eating breakfast, in their home in Chugur, Peru, April 16, 2021. Castillo, a rural teacher, who has proposed rewriting Peru'

Peru polarized by two social conservatives in presidential runoff

Peru polarized by two social conservatives in presidential runoff
Veronica Gomez, who was traveling with her partner and her son, receives backpacks from a humanitarian worker on Oct 1. The backpacks included energy bars, toiletries and ski masks, for the cold weather.

Amid pandemic, Venezuelans hit the road again in search of work

As neighboring countries reopen their economies, thousands of Venezuelan migrants are leaving the country again to look for work. But the pandemic is making their route through South America tougher. 

Amid pandemic, Venezuelans hit the road again in search of work
venezuelans gather outside their embassy in lima

Dozens of Venezuelans in Peru seek to return home despite crisis

Dozens of Venezuelans who fled their crisis-stricken country for Peru are seeking to take up a Caracas offer to fly them home, as Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro seizes on hardships migrants face abroad to shore up domestic support.

Dozens of Venezuelans in Peru seek to return home despite crisis
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As opioids land more women in prison, Ohio finds alternative treatments

"We cannot arrest our way out of the problem," some advocates say.

As opioids land more women in prison, Ohio finds alternative treatments
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The ultimate supergroup: Rockin' nuns from Peru

These sisters play rock that would make any power band proud.

The ultimate supergroup: Rockin' nuns from Peru
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This construction site in Peru has banned catcalling women

A group of construction workers in Lima wants women to know they'll be shown respect.

This construction site in Peru has banned catcalling women
Denise, Yefri, & Angie from "Virgenes de la Puerta."

These photos show the courage and tragedy of LGBTQ life in Peru

Artists Andrew Mroczek and Juan Barboza-Guba want to show the beauty of transgender women in Peru — and to highlight hate crimes against them and other LGBTQ people there.

These photos show the courage and tragedy of LGBTQ life in Peru
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You think the US presidential season is crazy? Check out what’s happening in Peru

What if a US court, after a year, kicked someone like Bernie Sanders off the ballot for a long-ago filing error. Welcome to Peru.

You think the US presidential season is crazy? Check out what’s happening in Peru
A sign marking the base of the Uritorco hill is seen in the Argentine city of Capilla del Monte, in Cordoba province, December 20, 2012. The mountain is popular among UFO spotters in Argentina.

The rise and fall of Argentina’s real-life X-Files unit

They may have tried, but the truth just wasn't out there.

The rise and fall of Argentina’s real-life X-Files unit
A municipal worker fumigates the Petare slum in Caracas to help control the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, February 3, 2016.

There's a chance Venezuela's Zika outbreak is worse than Brazil's

All eyes are on Brazil, but there may be another crisis brewing next door.

There's a chance Venezuela's Zika outbreak is worse than Brazil's
Vultures, the unsung heroes of the skies?

Vultures with GoPros —yes, real vultures — are helping clean up Peru

Peru might win the award for most dramatic public service announcement of all time.

Vultures with GoPros —yes, real vultures — are helping clean up Peru