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A maintenance worker sweeps the street as riot police block the door to the Congress building Tuesday in Lima. Late Tuesday night, Mercedes Aráoz, the vice president who had briefly accepted the mantle of acting president from lawmakers, performed a surprise U-turn by announcing her resignation. Martin Mejia/AP hide caption

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A supporter of Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra chants slogans outside the legislature building in Lima on Monday night, not long after Vizcarra dissolved Congress. Opposition lawmakers defied the president's order and voted to suspend him from office. Rodrigo Abd/AP hide caption

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