The country boasts the largest number of potato varieties in the world – more than 3,500.
Mothers in a prison in Peru's capital Lima celebrated Mother's Day on Friday with a fashion show of items designed and created by female inmates.
The blaze started in the Peruvian capital's commercial zone.
"This morning a dramatic accident took place: the president took the decision to shoot a bullet (in the head)," his lawyer, Erasmo Reyna, told journalists outside the hospital.
The vehicle never stood a chance, as the aptly named Bolt jogged ahead of it at a leisurely pace.
Authorities said at least 20 people were killed when a fire broke out on a bus on the northern outskirts of Peru's capital Lima on Sunday.
The South American nation has declared war on the illegal mining that has devastated large areas of the Amazon region.
Preparing for the Dakar Rally or the ultimate marathon for petrolheads through the world’s most unforgiving terrain.
A police officer drove around Lima in Peru on a motorcycle dressed as Santa Claus
Churches combine for campaign to save Peruvian rainforest
Researchers have discovered twenty wooden, human-like sculptures along with an intricate adobe wall in northern Peru, according to government officials.
Peru's ex-president Alberto Fujimori is taken to hospital after court orders him back to jail
Dozens of pets got a special blessing at Lima's Saint Francis Monastery on Sunday during a special mass for four-legged friends and other pets.
A soccer stadium in Peru was the site of pitched battle on Monday (September 10), but not between two sports teams.
Latin American states join efforts to help fleeing Venezuelans
Venezuelan migrants fleeing their nations economic and humanitarian crisis will need a passport to enter the country. Previously, Venezuelans were able to enter Peru with only their national ID cards
WATCH: The mural was made by the ancient Caral people, a civilisation which stretches back 5,000 years.
Judges implicated in scandal as demonstrators take to the streets of Lima
Finance minister's resignation fails to calm streets of Lima
The government has stepped up its protection of world heritage sites, and as a consequence has made some new discoveries.
Archaeologists using drones have discovered 25 ancient geoglyphs thought to have been created by the Paracas culture in southern Peru.
The raids follow accusations of corruption and money laundering.
At least 44 people have died after a bus veered off a highway and over cliff in Peru on Wednesday, just weeks after 52 were killed in another bus crash in the country on January 2.
Visit marked by tough talk on corruption and backlash over sexual abuse
The Roman Catholic church's sex abuse scandal continued to follow Francis's itinerary, after comments sparked anger in Chile.
Francis, who has often warned about the effects that climate change has on the poor,