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Podonecmis unifilis – the scientific name of taricaya turtles – is winning another noteworthy fight: recovering from its near-extinct status in the Nanay River region near Iquitos, in the heart of Peru’s tropical jungle.

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Vice President Garcia Linera said that the best way to clear any doubt about the Presidential election results is to perform an international audit.

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Lawmakers filed a complaint over "usurpation of official functions" against Aráoz, as well as Olaechea, for accepting her oath, as well as lawmaker Milagros Salazar for appointing her.

"For us the fundamental thing is that at this moment, if we begin to emerge from this crisis of widespread corruption, that we remember it’s not the political class alone. There is a very strong link with the business sector.”

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Protesters around congress shouted abuse at the 'fujimorista’ lawmakers, chanting “out with corrupt” and “take those rats out”. One right-wing lawmaker, Carlos Tubino, even had a traffic cone thrown at him. 

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Araoz's announcement comes after Peru's Army, Navy, Air Force, and Police top commanders reaffirmed on Monday night their allegiance to Vizcarra.

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Support from top military brass came a few hours after lawmakers decided to replace Martin Vizcarra with his Vice-President.

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Vice President Mercedes Araoz took office to become head of state, following the line of succession. 

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After Vizcarra's decision was announced, Congress approved the vote of confidence, leaving the country at a critical political standstill. 

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