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.
Peru is the world's seventh largest gold producer, with between 150 and 200 tons of the metal being extracted each year. Although most of it is being extracted by international mining companies, a significant amount of gold is also produced illegally by small-scale operators.
Keiko Fujimori is accused of receiving about $1 million in illegal payments from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. The former first daughter has described the efforts to imprison her as "political persecution."