Manuel Merino, who was interim president for five days, is under investigation for the violent repression of protesters.
Martín Vizcarra was fighting corruption hard. It got him fired.
The haul narrowly eclipses the nation's previous national record but is a way from some of Latin America’s biggest cocaine seizures, including 23 tons in Mexico in 2007 and 12 tons in Colombia in 2017.
Peru's government backed down from using the medicines for inpatients, but is still recommending it for COVID sufferers who have not been hospitalized.
Hope is fading for the former politician, even though his family says they have complied with demands from his captors.
The Amazon basin has all factors that can generate new “zoonotic” diseases, and on a scale unprecedented in human history.
Officials called the incident "willful homicide motivated by profit,” but survivors questioned police tactics during the raid.
By some counts, Peru’s COVID-19 per capita death tally is the highest in the world.
The Congress members' motive could be more about their ties to lucrative but low-quality private universities.
Though the US said this month that Bolivia has "demonstrably failed" to fulfill its counter-narcotics commitments, there is less violence, less cocaine, and even less coca in Bolivia than there was before.
The probe, which has been embraced by Peru's new government headed by Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, reportedly focuses on 96 officers linked to raids in which police allegedly executed 27 presumed gangsters.
Paraguay is the largest marijuana producing nation in South America, and it's government is fighting an old school war to stop the cultivation.