The English-language Andean Air Mail & Peruvian Times dates back to the 1940s, when it was founded by pioneering newspaperman C.N. Griffis (read the About Us page for a short but fascinating history). Today, the Peruvian Times is one of the nation’s preeminent online news resources in English, covering a wide range of subjects including politics, business, arts, culture and sport in Peru.
You can receive Peruvian Times updates via email, RSS, Facebook and Twitter.
The Peruvian Andina news agency is another well-established online resource. The homepage is Spanish-only, but click on the “English Version” box at the top-right of the screen and you’ll find a list of the latest reports written in English. Andina covers everything from national news to Peruvian tourism and gastronomy, often with 10 to 20 articles each day.
You can subscribe to the English version of Andina through various RSS channels, but the RSS system seems a bit clunky. There is also no email subscription option. If you’re traveling with a laptop, it’s probably best to bookmark the English headlines page.
Peru This Week (in English) is a good resource for news as well as feature articles about travel, food and culture. The news reports generally cover the same ground as Peruvian Times and Andina, but the site has a stronger community feel (mainly expats), with a forum, comments, polls and “most popular articles” list. You’ll also find a restaurant and entertainment guide (and expat-oriented classified ads and real estate listings).
You can subscribe to the Peru This Week newsletter or receive updates via RSS.
Founded in 1839, El Comercio is one of Peru's oldest newspapers. The company also owns three other popular publications: the newspapers Peru 21 and Trome and the Gestión business and economy paper (all of which are worth reading if you want to practice the language while you’re in Peru). The comprehensive El Comercio website is one of the most in-depth Peruvian news resources for Spanish speakers (no English version is available).
You can subscribe to El Comercio via RSS; the company also has various social media profiles including Twitter and Facebook. You can also download the print edition of the newspaper (edición impresa) after registering with the website.
La Republica (founded 1981), along with El Comercio, is one of the main national daily newspapers in Peru. The La Republica website features all the breaking news stories reported in the print edition, as well as many of the additional extras. If your Spanish isn’t strong enough for in-depth political analysis, you can always browse through the more visual side of the website, including political cartoons, videos and a selection of interesting infographics.
You can receive regular updates from La Republica via RSS, Facebook and Twitter. You can read the contents from both the current and preceding editions for free online.
The Peru Travel Blog here at About.com is not news-heavy, but you will find short updates concerning most major news events that could potentially affect travelers in Peru (civil disturbances, blocked roads, danger areas etc). You can receive updates via RSS, Facebook and Twitter.