After a bribery scandal that took down four presidents and led Congress to dissolve, some Peruvians are putting their faith in an austere religion called the Israelites of the New Universal Pact.
Social networks tend to encourage behaviour considered deviant by local populations.
In the last century, several South American countries faced coups, military dictatorships and social uprisings. Despite economic improvements in recent years, the continent remains mired in unrest.
Citing national security, Ecuador, Peru and Chile have all made it harder for Venezuelan migrants to enter the country, and xenophobia is rising across the region – even in more welcoming Colombia.
Peruvian glaciers have shrunk by 25% since 1987, causing water shortages in rural villages. But ancient technology could help manage this precious resource.
Four former presidents have been accused of corruption after Operation Carwash.
How did civilization emerge from small groups of hunter-gatherers? Some archaeologists focus on cooperation as the vital ingredient – and find evidence for it in the form of feast-related artifacts.
Indigenous communities lived in the Amazon for thousands of years without chopping down their forests.
Pioneering chefs from Bolivia to Brazil are stepping out of the kitchen and into public service. The 'social gastronomy' movement uses food to create jobs, prevent violence and boost economies.
We can't eradicate TB without also addressing poverty.
Promises to consult with indigenous groups are routinely ignored as Peru eyes up the natural resources found in its rainforests.
A neoliberal development plan threatens the biological and cultural integrity of Peru's Amazon rainforests.
Over half the calories humans eat today come from corn, wheat and rice. Raising a greater diversity of types of crops and animals (agrobiodiversity) makes diets healthier and farming more resilient.
The belief that ancient Egyptians needed help from supernatural beings to built the Giza pyramids relies, unavoidably, on racism and colonial attitudes.
Remote mountain regions are closer to the climate problem than we think, particularly in the context of safeguarding essential ecosystem services such as safe and adequate water.
Women's involvement in armed conflict in Peru and Colombia has a deep impact on societies. But peace processes and political aftermath rarely recognise their role.
A new documentary examines indigenous activism in Peru – calling attention to the dark side of the country's economic boom.
Money and resources in Latin America often don't reach those who need them most – and criminal gangs are on hand to take advantage.
For too many adolescents in the world's poorest countries, life is like a cliff edge.
Peru is the latest country in Latin America where women are mobilising against violence.