Peru is an extremely biodiverse country in South America, bordering the Pacific Ocean. Its main economic activities include mining, manufacturing, agriculture and fishing.
The multiethnic population of over 30 million in speaks Spanish, Quechua or other native languages. Peruvian territory was home to ancient cultures with settlements as old as 3200 BC and to the Inca Empire, the largest state in Pre-Columbian America. After achieving independence from Spain, the country has undergone changes in government from oligarchic to democratic systems, going through periods of political unrest as well stability and economic upswing. Here you can find an automatic compilation of all DW content referring to Peru.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has responded with defiance at being declared unwelcome at the upcoming Summit of the Americas in Peru. Earlier this week, the Peruvian government said he was not welcome to attend.
A truck driver was handed a steep fine after driving his vehicle off the highway — and onto the Nazca Lines, a 2,000-year-old archaeological wonder only visible from the air. Local media said he wanted to avoid a toll.
Pope Francis said during his trip to Chile that allegations a bishop there had known about sexual abuse were "slander." Boston's archbishop says those words were "a great source of pain for survivors of sexual abuse."