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Peru authorizes flights to the US, Mexico, Costa Rica and seven other countries

Peru registers more than 33,900 deaths from Covid-19 (with the highest mortality rate in the world, with 103 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants) and almost 877,000 confirmed cases.

Peru, Argentine economies post huge falls

Peru's year-on-year GDP fell by 30 percent in the second quarter of 2020 as it was badly affected by coronavirus containment measures, the government said on Thursday.

Peru warns against ritual New Year effigy-burning

Each New Year's Eve, Peruvians take delight in ritually torching dolls of their politicians, sportsmen or celebrities -- but environment officials say the tradition is a health hazard.

Peru rescues 15 people, including children, held by Shining Path rebels

The rebels are holding 60 to 80 more children in hard-to-reach areas, the Peruvian government says.
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A 1978 dig in Nacaome, in northern Costa Rica, found bone remains from the Late Pleistocene.

Costa Rica vaccine mandate for public workers takes effect

Costa Rica's public workers are required to get a Covid-19 vaccine starting Friday, October 15.