Feeling good: Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.
The scion of a despotic leader has been vanquished – but her party can still call the shots.
Keiko Fujimori, enjoying it while she can.
EPA/Cesar von Bancels
Peru's democracy has been relatively stable for most of the 21st century, but its elections are famously lurid and chaotic.
The way we were.
Latin America suddenly seems to be lurching to the right – but was it ever that far left in the first place?
In the 1990s, thousands of people in Peru were sterilised without their consent – but finally they now have a way to tell the world.
At last: people rescued from the Shining Path.
After decades held by Peru's Maoist guerilla rebels, a clutch of indigenous hostages face a whole other attack on their way of life.
Three tons of cocaine seized by Peru’s national police from an international gang of Peruvian and Mexican drug traffickers.
Peru's economy is booming, but it has a terrible cocaine habit that could cause it problems.
What’s worse than a railway through a rainforest? This.
Brazil will find a way to ship its goods to China whether we like it or not, and for a rainforest roads are much worse than rail.
Winning lots of battles – if not the war.
Fernando Bizzera Jr / EPA
Native groups in a remote corner of Peru just took over 14 oil wells for a month.
Conquer Chile? But we don’t have the carbon budget.
Fundación de Santiago (1888) by Pedro Lira
When the Spanish conquered South America in the 16th century they took over the Incas’ mines and soon began to pump clouds of lead dust over the Andes. The silver the conquistadors sent back home made…
Norway to the rescue?
Despite all the treaties, pledges, export bans and labelling schemes, the world’s forests are still disappearing at an alarming rate. In poorer countries a forest may simply be worth less as a living…