Peru president swears in new cabinet of ministers | AFP

Peruvian leader Martin Vizcarra swears in 19 new ministers, including Gustavo Meza Cuadra as Foreign Minister and Vicente Zeballos as Prime Minister. IMAGES

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Peruvian president swears in new PM | AFP

Peru’s President Vizcarra swears in new Prime Minister Vicente Zeballos after the leader dissolved the opposition-dominated Congress that refused to hold off on the appointment of top court judges whilst an anti-corruption reform was put in place. IMAGES

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Peru PM arrives in Congress, lawmakers begin to appoint judges | AFP

Peru’s Prime Minister Salvador del Solar arrives at Congress as the body begins to appoint top court judges against the president’s demand to hold off on judicial appointments whilst an anti-corruption reform was put in place. IMAGES

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Peru court evaluates appeal that seeks to release Keiko Fujimori | AFP

The Constitutional Court of Peru begins the evaluation of a judicial appeal that seeks to free opposition leader Keiko Fujimori from the preventive detention that she has been serving for 11 months for a corruption case linked to Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. IMAGES

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Latin American leaders arrive for Amazon regional summit | AFP

The presidents of Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador arrive for a regional summit on fires that have devastated the Amazon, which are also being attended by representatives of Brazil, Suriname and Guyana. IMAGES

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Images of cloud smoke over Amazon forest in southeast Peru | AFP

A cloud of smoke can be seen over part of the Amazon forest in southeast Peru, near the city of Puerto Maldonado. IMAGES

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Archeologists find remains of 227 sacrificed children in Peru | AFP

A group of archeologists say the 227 bodies they have unearthed from a site used by the pre-Columbian Chimu culture on Peru’s northern coast is the biggest-ever discovery of sacrificed children.

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Tite summons Neymar for Brazil friendlies against Colombia, Peru | AFP

Neymar is on the list of 23 players that will be called by coach Tite for friendlies Brazil will play against Colombia and Peru in September in the United States. 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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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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Uruguay fans dream of 16th Copa America victory | AFP

Uruguay fans dream of a 16th Copa America victory, after their 1-0 defeat of Chile in Rio de Janeiro moves them into the quarter-finals, where they will face Peru.

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Peru looks to conserve, develop Amazon with help from local communities | AFP

Peru looks to conserve the Amazon jungle and create sustainable development within the communities like those in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, where jobs like harvesting aguaje fruit can boost local economies, launching the Natural Heritage of Peru initiative. NGOs like the World Wildlife Fund and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation have contributed 70 million dollars to the initiative, which the government has promised to match over the next 10 years.

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Peru’s Congress resumes debate that may lead to its dissolution | AFP

Peru’s Congress, controlled by the opposition, resumes its debate on a motion of confidence presented by the executive branch to push its anticorruption reforms. A vote of no confidence could lead to the dissolution of the Congress and legislative elections. IMAGES

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Peru’s military tries to curb illegal gold mining

A gold rush in Peru’s Tambopata province transformed the Amazonian wilderness into a desert pocked with dead trees and toxic pools. Security forces came and went; illegal miners scattered and returned. Then Peru announced a new approach, to stay. (May 16)

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