Founded in Lima in 1839, El Comercio is Peru's leading daily and one of the world's oldest Spanish-language newspapers. It became very politically influential during the 20th century, and is positioned on the center-right of the political spectrum.


In Lima, A Public Ban On Pokemon Go Sparks Backlash

LIMA — Sometimes it seems the popular smartphone gaming app ...


Scootergeddon: Electric Scooters Invade World Cities

Love them or hate them, electric scooters are changing the very ways we think about mobility and ...


Nicolas Maduro's "Coup" On Front Page In Peru

El Comercio Venezuela slid closer toward dictatorship after a Supreme Court ruling Wednesday night gutted the powers of the opposition-led legislature. Peruvian newspaper El Comercio ...


Peru Hit By Wave Of Mob Assassinations Of Local Mayors

TRUJILLO — The mayor of the northwestern Peruvian city of Piura was ...


Sheraton Accused Of Building New Hotel On Top Of Inca Ruins

LIMA — The Sheraton hotel chain is being accused of threatening Peru's cultural patrimony by building a new hotel in protected parts of Cuzco, the ancient capital of ...


Marxist Rebels, Drug Traffickers Spread New Chaos In Peruvian Andes

VIZCATÁN DEL ENE — Deep in the Peruvian Andes, a valley dominated by the drug trade now finds itself at the heart of a resurgent Marxist insurgency. The ...


Oil Spill In Peru Pollutes Amazon

CHIRIACO — A devastating oil spill in the Peruvian Amazon is spreading weeks after it began on January 25th. Lima-based daily ...