Protest outside Constitutional Court in Lima amid Congress crisis | AFP

Protesters in support and against the Constitutional Court of Peru dissolving Congress, gather outisde the court in Lima, after it announced that it will make the decision on October 29. IMAGES

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Protest in Lima against President Vizcarra | AFP

Hunreds of Peruvians protest in Lima against President Martin Vizcarra and his decision to dissolve Congress. IMAGES

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Peruvians ponder Congress closure | AFP

Peruvians in Lima consider the latest turn in the country’s political crisis after President Martin Vizcarra consolidated power in a tense stand-off with the opposition over corruption, confirming the backing of the armed forces, police and the international community after dissolving Congress.

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Delegates pose for family photo at Venezuela conference in Lima | AFP

Delegates from some 60 countries and international organizations gather for the family photo during the “International Conference for Democracy in Venezuela.” IMAGES

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Meeting of countries that support Venezuela’s Guaido opens in Lima | AFP

A meeting of representatives of countries that support Juan Guaido as acting interim president of Venezuela opens in Lima. IMAGES IMAGES

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Fire destroys some 200 homes near Lima, Peru | AFP

A fire in Callao, a port city adjacent to Lima, destroys some 200 homes, without resulting in any deaths, just ahead of the inauguration of the Pan-American Games. IMAGES

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‘Christ’ becomes latest in Peru to be ensnared in corruption | AFP

A giant statue of Jesus Christ that looms over Lima has caused controversy in Peru because of its financing by the graft-tainted Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht and late ex-president Alan Garcia, with many calling it a symbol of corruption.

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Copa America: Peru football team arrives in Lima | AFP

Peruvian fans applause and celebrate the arrival of their football team after spending a sleepless night at the airport. Peru missed out on a Copa America title after losing 3-1 to Brazil in Sunday’s final. IMAGES

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Vizcarra greets presidents at Pacific Alliance summit | AFP

President of Peru Martin Vizcarra greets presidents Ivan Duque of Colombia and Sebastian Pinera of Chile, along with Foreign Minister of Mexico Marcelo Ebrard, at the Pacific Alliance summit in Lima. IMAGES

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Electric scooters zip into Latin America’s traffic chaos | AFP

Electric scooters have promised to revolutionise transport in congested and polluted Latin American cities; critics say they have only added to the chaos. Electric scooters from carpool companies appeared by the thousands last year on the streets and sidewalks of Bogota and Lima in Sao Paulo and Mexico City.

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Copa America: Shamans use ‘black magic’ to see Peru win semi-final | AFP

Peru shamans gather in Lima to use magic to help Peru win its Copa America semi-final against Chile, using voodoo dolls, music and snakes.

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RAW: Bus crashes on Peru highway, killing 8, injuring 45

A bus carrying travelling from Piura in north-western Peru to the capital, Lima, crashed en route, killing at least eight people and injuring 45 others. The accident occurred on the Pan American Highway at approximately 3 am local time.

Five passengers who were traveling on the upper deck were thrown from the bus and died after landing on rocks in the creek of a riverbed below the highway.

Authorities confirmed that a delegation from the APRA (American Popular Revolutionary Alliance) political party were travelling on the bus to attend the funeral of former president Alan Garcia.

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Supporters bid farewell to former Peru’s president Garcia

Supporters wait in line to pay their respects to Peru’s ex-president Alan Garcia, during his wake at the headquarters of the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance (APRA) party in Lima. The former president killed himself as police were about to arrest him in a graft investigation.

Ex-Peruvian President Alan Garcia shoots himself moments before arrest, thousands attend his wake

The body of former Peruvian President Alan Garcia was moved from a hospital, to his party headquarters in Lima where thousands paid their respects.

Garcia mortally wounded himself with a gunshot to his head as officers waited to arrest him in a big graft probe that has put Peru’s most prominent politicians behind bars and provoked a reckoning over corruption.

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Coffin of Peru’s ex-President arrives at his party’s HQ

The coffin of late Peruvian former President Alan Garcia arrives at the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance (APRA) party headquarters in Lima, where thousands of supporters have gathered to pay their respects. Garcia died in hospital, after shooting himself in the head at his home when police were about to arrest him over the graft investigation. IMAGES

Coffin with the remains of Garcia leaves the hospital

The coffin with the remains of late Peruvian ex-president Alan Garcia leaves the hospital to go to the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance (APRA) party headquarter’s in Lima, Peru. IMAGES

Images of hospital treating Peru ex-president after he shot himself

Images outside of the Casimiro Ulloa Emergency Hospital in Lima where former Peru president Alan Garcia is undergoing surgery after shooting himself in the head, as police were about to arrest him in a sprawling corruption case. IMAGES