President Martin Vizcarra survived an impeachment vote following allegations of corruption as his opponents failed to win the votes necessary to remove him from power.
The country's Congress voted last week to start the impeachment process after audio recordings showed that Vizcarra was trying to obstruct an investigation into nearly $50,000 in contracts given to singer Richard Cisneros.
The archaeological complex is at risk of mudslides due to heavy rainfall in winter and forest fires in summer.
The stunning turn could spell new instability as Peru grapples with the fallout of the Odebrecht corruption scandal, plummeting faith in public institutions and an inexperienced president struggling to govern.
Colombian President Ivan Duque arrived in Lima during a state visit to Peru amid discussions on migration. Duque was greeted by an honour guard upon his arrival at the presidential palace.
President Martin Vizcarra has succeeded in channeling public outrage as he pushes Sunday's vote as an essential decree to "end the plague of corruption."
The resignation of David Tuesta follows violent demonstrations because of rising living costs in Peru. Thousands took to the streets of the capital Lima calling for a national strike and for the removal of congress members.
The former president is under investigation over bribes he allegedly accepted from Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht to secure public works contracts.
Vizcarra promised to fight Peru's corruption after his predecessor Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigned to avoid an impeachment vote over corruption allegations.
Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigns after the opposition party, Popular Force, releases a video showing Kuczynski's allies offering public work contracts in exchange for political support.
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