Peru

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
Children play in a flooded area of Leticia, Colombia, Feb. 14, 2017, located by the Amazon River, on the border with Brazil and Peru.

Brazil’s neighbors wary of environmental impact of a Bolsonaro victory

Brazil’s neighbors wary of environmental impact of a Bolsonaro victory
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
As a part of the Afro-Andean Funk duo, Araceli Poma, a Latin Grammy-nominated Peruvian singer and producer, together with bassist, composer and producer Matt Geraghty, often makes music about Indigenous language, culture and shamanism.

Afro-Andean Funk duo unites cultures through music

The New York-based duo makes music about a wide variety of themes but often come back to songs about Peruvian shamanism.

Afro-Andean Funk duo unites cultures through music
workers carry crates

Peru’s avocado ‘green-gold’ rush loses some shine

After years of getting high prices for their fruit, Peruvian growers and exporters have seen the prices fall dramatically this season.

Peru’s avocado ‘green-gold’ rush loses some shine
Migrants cross the Acandi River on their journey north, near Acandi, Colombia, on Sept. 15, 2021. 

'I survived a green hell': More Venezuelans are crossing the dangerous Darién Gap

A growing number of people from Venezuela have been making the risky crossing through the Darién Gap in recent weeks. Jose Loya decided to make the difficult trek, citing xenophobia and discrimination as some of the main reasons why he chose to leave Peru, where he was living with his wife and child.

'I survived a green hell': More Venezuelans are crossing the dangerous Darién Gap
A view of a tent camp set by migrants from the Middle East and elsewhere gathering at the Belarus-Poland border near Grodno, Belarus

EU officials accuse Belarus of creating a new migrant crisis

The EU accuses Belarus of trying to create a new migrant crisis in Europe. Also, Ethiopian authorities detain more than 70 drivers working for the United Nations by delivering aid. And, nearly 200 nations compose a draft of the Glasgow agreement at the COP26 climate conference.

EU officials accuse Belarus of creating a new migrant crisis
A woman is shown holding back a curtain and entering a salon with painted over pictures of women on either side of the doorway.

UN warning of Taliban actions and impending humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

Top of The World: The Taliban are increasingly under scrutiny over their promises of a different governance. And, North Korean officials said the country had successfully tested long-range cruise missiles over the weekend. Also, Peruvian officials are debating what to do with the body of Abimael Guzmán, the leader of the brutal Shining Path insurgency who died on Saturday.

UN warning of Taliban actions and impending humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan
Chairs lined up inside US visa's center at Embassy of the United States of America is shown in Kabul, Afghanistan

First group of Afghans who helped American troops are flown to the US

The first group of Afghans who've helped American forces has arrived for resettlement in the United States. And, Mexico plans to hold its first referendum on Sunday to determine if the past five former presidents can be put on trial for corruption while they were in office. Also, President Joe Biden and major carmakers are negotiating a pledge to make electric at least 40% of all cars and SUVs sold in 2030.

First group of Afghans who helped American troops are flown to the US
A large pile of stones are shown with a square opening and a passageway.

UNESCO adds an ancient Peruvian solar observatory to its World Heritage Sites

Iván Ghezzi, an archeologist and the director of the Chankillo project that was awarded the honor, discusses how the centuries-old system operated, and how it's still precise to this day.

UNESCO adds an ancient Peruvian solar observatory to its World Heritage Sites
A large group of people are shown from above circling above a memorial of flowers.

Ariel Henry announced as new prime minister of Haiti

Top of The World: Haiti announced a new government on Monday with Ariel Henry as the country’s new prime minister. And, Pedro Castillo has been declared the new president-elect of Peru. Also, a study shows that India’s COVID-19 death toll could be 10 times higher than the official count.

Ariel Henry announced as new prime minister of Haiti
Large container ship being pulled by a tugboat

'Formal solution' reached over Ever Given container ship in the Suez Canal

Egypt agrees to a deal to release the impounded Ever Given container ship blocking the Suez Canal. And, a ransomware attack has affected hundreds of companies worldwide. Plus, supporters of former South African President Jacob Zuma have surrounded his home as a human shield to prevent his arrest.

'Formal solution' reached over Ever Given container ship in the Suez Canal
People march in support of presidential candidate Pedro Castillo weeks after the presidential runoff election, in Lima, Peru, June 26, 2021. With all the votes tallied from the June 6th presidential runoff, Castillo is ahead of his rival candidate Keiko F

Peru’s likely next president is popular with Indigenous voters. It’s made him a target for hate speech.

Peru’s closely contested presidential election exposes a long-standing but rarely acknowledged problem in the country — a legacy of marginalizing Indigenous people, who account for more than 26% of the population.

Peru’s likely next president is popular with Indigenous voters. It’s made him a target for hate speech.