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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Lima

This year
# Lima
Protesters stream into Peru’s capital demanding resignation of president
The protests follow a weeks-long movement to demand Dina Boluarte’s resignation, the dissolution of Congress, and immediate elections.
# Peru
Peru braces for new rally in Lima against President Boluarte despite state of emergency
At least 42 people have died in five weeks of clashes between protesters and security forces.
# Lima
Peru declares state of emergency in capital following severe protests
A state of emergency will be in effect for 30 days in response to the weeks-long protests which have killed 42.
Last year
# Lima
Two firefighters killed in Peru as plane hits airport fire truck
Footage taken by witnesses and broadcast by Peruvian television channels showed the plane.
All time
# Lima
Peru president faces calls to resign after three protesters killed
Seven ministers of Peru’s cabinet resigned last night.
# Lima
Nine killed in Peru prison protest against overcrowded conditions during pandemic
Officials said the nine inmates were shot during clashes with authorities.
# Coming Home
'We're just so grateful': 100 Irish citizens land back in Dublin after repatriation flight from Peru
Breandán from Co Cork said that it was a “surreal” experience having a Peruvian escort to the airport to catch the flight home.
# alan garcia
Ex-Peru president kills himself after attempted police arrest
The attempted arrest took place at 6.30 am at Alan García’s home.
# Gerard Desmond
Irish missionary set to return to Peru despite being shot by armed gang
Fr Desmond was attacked by an armed gang after he withdrew money to pay builders working on the primary school.
# Lima
Irish priest shot in the feet after being followed on way back from bank in Peru
He was followed home by three armed men who beat him and shot him before taking money.
# sting in the tail
All Black out-half Sopoaga has reportedly agreed move to Wasps
The vacuum behind Beauden Barrett has sucked another 10 to the northern hemisphere.
# machu picchu
Two Irish architects have scooped a world prize for a brutalist university building
Grafton Architects, led by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, won the first-ever RIBA International Prize for their project in Lima, Peru.
# Cocaine smuggling
Drugs mule Melissa Reid released from prison in Peru
The Scottish woman is on the way back to the UK.
# Cocaine smuggling
Melissa Reid to be released from prison in Peru
The Scottish woman was arrested in August 2013 with Michaella McCollum from Co Tyrone.
# on the run
A wanted man thought his mugshot was 'terrible' so he sent police a selfie instead
Who among us would not, in fairness.
# Lima
Peru 2 to spend Christmas in Lima prison as strike delays court hearing
The two women had been hoping to be transferred to prisons in the UK to finish their sentences closer to their families.
# out on a lima
'Bible-toting' police officers dressed up as priests to bust drug dealer
“As we are fighting crime, we have to be a little ingenious.”
# Peru
This whole community lives in a sprawling South American graveyard
The poor sleep among the dead in a neighbourhood just outside Peru’s capital city.
# dog day afternoon
Dozens of dogs get hitched in mass canine wedding
The slightly bonkers big day happened in Lima, Peru over the weekend.
# South America
47 One Direction fans treated for asphyxia at Peru concert
The band are on a huge tour of South America.
# Pick it out
Brazilian striker Lima scored with this absolute rocket in the Europa League
The former Braga forward won the game for the Portuguese side in powerful style.
# Drug smuggling
'Peru 2' may soon be one as Reid's parents pay to bring her home
Reid’s parents have reportedly paid £3,500 so she can apply for a prison transfer and serve her sentence in Scotland, leaving her Northern Irish friend behind in Peru.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
Everyone’s been talking about the resignation of the CRC boss, the major jobs announcement in Limerick and tomorrow’s service for ‘Madiba’…
# Peru
Sentencing of ‘Peru 2′ postponed due to judges’ strike
Michaela McCollum Connolly and Melissa Reid were due to be sentenced today. No new date has been set for their court appearance.
# Michaella McCollum Connolly
Peru pair face sentences of six years and 8 months
Michaella McCollum Connolly and Melissa Reid entered guilty pleas at a court hearing last night.
# Peru
Michaella McCollum Connolly pleads guilty to drug offences in Peru
She now faces a minimum of six years and eight months in prison with no parole.
# Michaella McCollum Connolly
Michaella co-accused to plead guilty - reports
A guilty plea would ensure Melissa Reid a shorter sentence.
# drug trafficking
The Peru two to consider their plea and the story of their kidnap and arrest
Michaella McCollum Connolly’s lawyer also outlined the chain of events that led to her arrest.
# Peru
PICS: Michaella and Melissa arrive in jail, and their wish list revealed
Toilet roll, Pringles, Oreos and a sports bra, were among some of the items requested as well as stamps and envelopes to write letters home.
# drug trafficking
PICS: Michaella and Melissa refused bail and head to Peruvian jail
The pair were arrested two weeks ago at Lima’s international airport with 11 kilograms of cocaine.
# drug trafficking
PICS: Michaella and Melissa arrive in Peruvian court over drug trafficking charges
Connolly’s lawyer Peter Madden said the Tyrone woman would be protesting her innocence.
# Peru
Michaella's brother visits her in Peruvian police custody ahead of trial
He visited his sister at the national police anti-drug headquarters where Michaella and her companion Melissa Reid are being held.
# Drugs
Irish priest in Lima: Michaella was 'conned' and prisons are 'violent'
Michaella McCollum Connolly’s solicitor has flown to Peru ahead of today’s preliminary court hearing.
# Michaella McCollum Connolly
“I don’t really want to talk to any journalist at any stage” – Michaella McCollum Connolly
In a video posted last night, Michaella says that she is not being given enough to drink.
# Michaella McCollum Connolly
Michaella and Melissa's court appearance delayed in Peru
The pair have been visited by the former honorary consul of Ireland in Peru and Archbishop of Lima Seán Walsh.
# Drugs Bust
Video: Irish woman Michaella McCollum Connolly in Lima drugs bust
Footage of a Peru police video has emerged. Watch it here.
# Cocaine
'Missing' Michaella McCollum Connolly visited by British embassy in Peru
The larger the amount of drugs the longer the sentence in Peru, and if convicted, the women could face up to 25 years in prison.
# Peru
27 juvenile inmates escape from Peruvian jail
The inmates, who broke out in two groups, took advantage of distractions over the New Year period to make a run for it.
# Making waves
Get up, Stand up: Irish paddle surfers off to Peru for world championships
A group of six are set to compete in the very first international competition of its kind in Lima later this month.