Peru's interim president, Manuel Merino, resigned on Sunday, leaving the country in limbo and without a leader after lawmakers demanded he step down following the deaths of two people in protests over the sudden ouster of his predecessor.
Peruvian police said on Tuesday they would deport five tourists and prosecute another after they allegedly damaged stonework and defecated among the ruins at Machu Picchu.
At least nine people have died and dozens became ill after eating contaminated food at a funeral in the Peruvian Andes.
Pope Francis arrived in Peru, as President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski appealed to the pontiff to help put the country back on track after a political crisis nearly ousted him from office a month ago.
At least 36 people were killed in Peru when a bus collided with a truck and careened off a cliff along a sharply curving highway north of the capital.
Last week, as Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski scrambled to survive a bid in Congress to oust him in the wake of a graft scandal, his jailed authoritarian predecessor Alberto Fujimori called on his loyalists to save him.
Football fans will have to be quick to secure tickets to the All Whites World Cup playoff against Peru in Wellington.
Archaeologists exploring Peru's pre-Colombian past recently unearthed a glimpse of a less prominent chapter in the Andean country's history - the remains of 16 Chinese labourers from around the turn of the last century.
She died in her twenties some 1700 years ago, and is believed to have ruled over a desert valley in ancient Peru where her elaborately tattooed body was buried with weapons and gold objects.