The agile hands of men who once worked as pickpockets, hit men and drug traffickers are these days dedicated to a much more docile task: Cutting and sewing fabrics to create fashionable clothes at a workshop in the prison where they are serving time.
More than a hundred pre-Columbian treasures including clay idols and textiles from the Inca Empire have been returned to Peru from the United States and Argentina.
He paid tribute to Peru's welcome for hundreds of thousands of Venezuelan refugees and Vizcarra's fight against corruption, which has embroiled the previous four Peruvian presidents.
Peru's former president Alan Garcia died in a hospital in Lima on Wednesday after shooting himself as police arrived at his house to arrest him in connection with a bribery probe, authorities said.
At least 20 people were killed and about a dozen injured on Sunday night in a bus fire at a Peruvian transport terminal, the emergency services said.
The quake hit at 0741 GMT about 75 kilometers southeast of the town of Lagunas, along the Amazon basin near the border with Brazil.
The UAE and Peru signed a mutual pre-entry visa exemption agreement on Sunday covering all categories of passports.
The hosts took the lead after 15 minutes thanks to some brilliant skill from Jesus on the wing.
Peru failed to capitalise on a ten-man Brazil 20 minutes from time — after Gabriel Jesus was sent off for a second yellow — leaving Tite’s charges holding on to win the Copa America 3-1 in front of boisterous home fans on Sunday.
"We want to give a kiss to the Peru national team. I'm seriously thinking about offering a kiss (obviously with permission) to whoever is responsible for beating Chile on Wednesday," the 31-year-old actress wrote on Twitter to her almost 800,000 followers.