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Dozens of people picketed a McDonald’s in Lima, Peru, in protest over the deaths of two young employees who died there, purportedly due to unsafe working conditions.
Thousands of mourners in Peru were appalled after clumsy funeral workers dropped a casket carrying a popular former mayor, sending his body tumbling out of the coffin, in an error sure to land them on the graveyard shift.
The US Embassy in Lima said Washington would continue to work with Peru as a “partner in democracy,” even as its government moves to shut down the country’s legislature amid an unprecedented political crisis.
The Peruvian military and police pledged loyalty to President Martin Vizcarra after he was accused of launching a coup by dissolving parliament. The opposition, meanwhile, voted to remove him from office.
Russian space agency Roscosmos has released a remarkable, if slightly ominous-looking, satellite image of Peru’s Ubinas volcano, taken as it spewed an enormous column of grey ash into the sky.
With Caracas and the Venezuelan opposition still locked in a stalemate after the botched coup attempt in April, Guaido supporter Peru has invited Russia, China, Turkey, Cuba and the US to the next Lima Group meet-up.
A 24-year-old woman dubbed the ‘Peruian Rapunzel’ is hoping to claim the world record for the longest hair, with shining tresses currently measuring an astonishing 5.8 feet (1.7 meters) in length.
An 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck northern Peru early on Sunday at a depth of just over 100 kilometers, according to the United States Geological Survey, killing 1 person and injuring 11 more.
Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia has died after shooting himself in the head as police arrived at his home to arrest him. The ex-president was rushed to hospital, but doctors could not save him.