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Peru's Castillo names Marxist party member as prime minister

July 30, 2021 9:56 am

Bellido, a congressman, is a member of the self-described Marxist-Leninist Free Peru party, with which Castillo won the presidency this year in the Andean nation.

Blue bloom: Five new plant species identified in Bolivia

July 27, 2021 10:16 pm

Most of the studied Jacquemontia species are endemic and may face threats from invasive species, habitat destruction, and other anthropogenic activities.

Explained: What Left leader Pedro Castillo's narrow win means for Peru

July 22, 2021 8:20 am

Results of the June 6 poll remained in limbo for weeks as Keiko Fujimori, Castillo’s right-wing opponent and daughter of former conservative autocrat Alberto Fujimori, alleged fraud.

'Change is coming': Peru's Castillo faces a divided nation after election battle

July 21, 2021 10:11 am

Pedro Castillo beat right-wing rival Keiko Fujimori, by just 44,000 votes.

Leftist rural teacher Pedro Castillo declared president-elect in Peru

July 20, 2021 8:26 am

Wielding a pencil the size of a cane, symbol of his Peru Libre party, Castillo popularized the phrase ``No more poor in a rich country.''

Explained: Why are there protests over presidential election results in Peru?

July 09, 2021 7:42 am

While election results have kept getting delayed, supporters of both Castillo and Fujimori have been taking out competing rallies. Once a winner is announced, the inauguration is scheduled to take place on July 28.

'Peru wants a president': Thousands march in Lima as election result drags

July 07, 2021 8:00 am

Supporters of Castillo, carrying colorful Wiphala Andean flags and banners with pictures of the socialist former teacher, marched toward Congress demanding that his narrow lead of some 44,000 votes be upheld.

Peru: Election jury returns to work as fresh protests erupt

June 27, 2021 9:12 pm

Keiko Fujimori, facing an election loss and possible jail sentence, has continued her claims of electoral fraud. A new judge has joined the electoral panel to restart the review of the vote.

Peru leftist Castillo claims election win as Fujimori fights result

June 16, 2021 8:53 am

The abrupt rise of the 51-year-old former teacher has rattled Peru's political and business elite and could have a major impact on the vital mining industry in the world's No.2 copper producer, with Castillo planning sharp tax hikes on the sector.

Peru's Castillo nears victory in tight presidential election

June 11, 2021 10:21 am

Keiko Fujimori, facing her own renewed legal woes on Thursday, has not conceded, and is seeking to annul some 500,000 votes which she says are suspicious.


Rallying: The Dakar, a world of sand and solitude

January 21, 2019 7:02 am

The 41st Edition of the Dakar Rally will cover only one country, unlike previous editions. It will start from Lima before cruising through terrains of Pisco, San Juan de Marcona, Arequipa and Moquegua, covering a total distance of over 5000 km

Hundreds of Venezuelan migrants enter Peru despite passport rule

August 28, 2018 10:32 am

Peru's economy is expected to grow by 4 per cent this year and many Venezuelans already have at least one relative living in the nation.