• Peru and Bolivia join in a short-lived confederation. 

  • Peru is defeated by Chile in the Pacific War. Peru loses southern territory to Chile.

  • Peru initiated a border agreement with Ecuador, opening their borders for trade and development after a 50 year dispute over border and trade regulations. 

  • A major gas pipeline project is completed which connects gas fields in the jungle to the capital, Lima.

  • Peru and the United States sign a free trade agreement.

  • Former army officer Ollanta HUMALA Tasso was elected president in June 2011

  • Pedro Pablo KUCZYNSKI Godard won a very narrow presidential runoff election in June 2016.

  • Facing impeachment after evidence surfaced of his involvement in a vote-buying scandal, President KUCZYNSKI offered his resignation on 21 March 2018. Two days later, First Vice President Martin Alberto VIZCARRA Cornejo was sworn in as president.

  • On 30 September 2019, President VIZCARRA invoked his constitutional authority to dissolve Peru's Congress after months of battling with the body over anticorruption reforms.

  • President VIZCARRA was impeached by Congress on 9 November 2020 for a second time and removed from office after being accused of corruption and mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic. 


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