Dakar Rally participants head out for race

Dakar Rally participants head out to the formal start for the first stage (Lima-Pisco) of the 41st edition of the race in Peru.

Lima Group meeting over Venezuela starts in Peru

Foreign ministers from Latin America and Canada meet in the Peruvian capital on ways to step up pressure on Venezuela’s socialist regime to coincide with the second-term inauguration of President Nicolas Maduro next week. IMAGES

Down Syndrome competitor to make Dakar Rally history

Lucas Barron will make history when he lines up on the Dakar 2019 start line in Peru, the first person with Down Syndrome to take part in the gruelling race.

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Peruvian scallops keep local economies afloat

The bay off of Sechura, in northern Peru, is a paradise for scallops, which are seen as “nuggets of gold” in the ocean, and exported to France, Spain and the United States, and the industry surrounding the shellfish lies at the heart of the local economy.

Churches to defend Peruvian Amazon

Churches in Peru launch a joint initiative in defense of the Peruvian Amazon, which has lost 8,000 square kilometers of forest since Pope Francis called for its protection almost a year ago.

People protest at Uruguay ambassador’s house in Peru

People start to gather in front of the Uruguay ambassador’s house in Peru’s capital, after former Peruvian president Alan Garcia reportedly sought asylum there after being barred from leaving the country pending a corruption investigation. IMAGES

Artists in Dubai turn railway pillars into colourful murals

Artists from Peru and the Dominican Republic turn metro pillars in Dubai into colourful murals, a project implemented with the support and supervision of Brand Dubai, the creative arm of Dubai media office.

Artists in Dubai turn railway pillars into colourful murals

Artists from Peru and the Dominican Republic turn metro pillars in Dubai into colourful murals, a project implemented with the support, supervision and funding of Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the UAE government’s media office.

Migrants crowd at Peru border before tighter migration controls

Thousands of Venezuelan migrants queue at the Peruvian border city of Tumbes before tighter migration controls come into force, which will mean presenting compulsory passports in order to get a working permit.