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Thousands demand President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s ouster in Peru

January 12, 2018 2:10 am
Thousands demand President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s ouster in Peru

Protesters march during a rally against the pardon granted by Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to former dictator Alberto Fujimori, in Lima, Peru, January 11, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of Peruvians took to the streets nationwide on Thursday to demand that President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski step down over his […]

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Thousands of people in Peru protest Alberto pardon in Lima

December 29, 2017 11:00 pm
Thousands of people in Peru protest Alberto pardon in Lima

Thousands of people in Peru have taken to the streets of the capital, Lima, in the largest protest rally yet since the Christmas Eve pardon of former authoritarian president Alberto Fujimori by the current president. Angry protesters rallied in Lima on Thursday, carrying signs that read “Justice cannot be negotiated,” […]

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Thousandsof people protest pardon of former dictator Alberto Fujimori in Peruvian capital of Lima

December 26, 2017 1:30 am
Thousandsof people protest pardon of former dictator Alberto Fujimori in Peruvian capital of Lima

Thousands of people have marched in the Peruvian capital of Lima and other cities to protest the presidential pardon of the country’s ailing ex-strongman Alberto Fujimori, in what many view as part of a political deal to avert the impeachment of the current president. Over 5,000 people took part in […]

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Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski survives impeachment bid

December 22, 2017 2:32 am
Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski survives impeachment bid

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (2-L) is pictured after speaking at the Peruvian National Congress in Lima, Peru, on December 21, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski pulled off a surprise victory against the opposition’s bid to force him from power as a graft scandal rocks Latin […]

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Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski defies opposition ultimatum to resign

December 15, 2017 7:30 pm
Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski defies opposition ultimatum to resign

A handout picture distributed by the Peruvian presidency shows President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski addressing the nation on television on December 13, 2017. (Via AFP) Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski late Thursday rejected demands he resign, brushing aside an opposition ultimatum to step down or face impeachment over allegations he received […]

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Teachers rally in Peru, clash with police

September 1, 2017 11:05 am
Teachers rally in Peru, clash with police

This file image shows members of Peru’s teachers union clashing with police during a national strike to demand a salary increase and better working conditions, in Lima, Peru, on August 24, 2017. (By Reuters) Clashes have broken out between Peruvian police and striking teachers rallying to protest their working conditions. […]

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Ex-Peruvian president Ollanta Humala jailed before trial in corruption case

July 14, 2017 9:08 am
Ex-Peruvian president Ollanta Humala jailed before trial in corruption case

Former Peruvian President Ollanta Humala speaks to the press as he leaves his home next to his wife, Nadine Heredia, in Lima, Peru, July 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A Peruvian judge ordered the Andean nation’s former President Ollanta Humala and his wife Nadine Heredia to be jailed for up […]

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Peru’s Congress votes to dismiss finance minister

June 22, 2017 1:00 pm
Peru’s Congress votes to dismiss finance minister

A handout picture shows Peruvian Economy Minister Alfredo Thorne appearing before the opposition-controlled Congress in Lima, Peru, on June 16, 2017. (Via AFP) Peru’s Congress has dismissed the finance minister following revelations that he allegedly asked the comptroller to green light a controversial project, a fresh blow to centrist President […]

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Flooding, mudslides kill dozens in Peru

March 17, 2017 10:30 pm
Flooding, mudslides kill dozens in Peru

Muddy water spilled onto streets and into homes on Thursday in a new round of unusually heavy rains that has killed at least a dozen people in Peru and now threatens flooding in the capital. The intense rains and mudslides over the past three days have wrought havoc around the […]

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Peru, Mexico criticize US proposal to separate migrant families at border

March 10, 2017 10:30 pm
Peru, Mexico criticize US proposal to separate migrant families at border

This file photo taken on February 15, 2017 shows temporary Mexican agricultural workers returning to the Port of Entry in San Luis, Arizona, at the US-Mexico border. (AFP photo) Mexico and Peru have criticized a proposal being considered by the administration of US President Donald Trump to separate mothers and […]

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Peru urges US to extradite ex-president wanted on bribery charges

February 13, 2017 5:00 pm
Peru urges US to extradite ex-president wanted on bribery charges

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (Photo by AFP) The Peruvian president has called the United States to deport his predecessor Alejandro Toledo, who is wanted on charges of accepting bribes. Pablo Kuczynski called his US counterpart, Donald Trump, asking him “to evaluate… with the State Department the idea of sending Toledo back to […]

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Floods kill 11, displace thousands in Peru

January 29, 2017 1:59 pm
Floods kill 11, displace thousands in Peru

Rescue workers take a rest at the Peruvian Panamerican highway after a landslide, in Arequipa, southern Peru, January 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Floods in Peru have killed 11 people and displaced more than 11,000 families in recent weeks. On Friday, the Peruvian government declared a state of emergency in […]

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Peru, Colombia vow to back Mexico against Donald Trump’s policies

January 28, 2017 8:30 pm
Peru, Colombia vow to back Mexico against Donald Trump’s policies

Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (R) and his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos speak during the third Binational Cabinet in Arequipa, southern Peru, on January 27, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Peruvian and Colombian presidents have vowed to support Mexico against US President Donald Trump’s policies towards the Latin American country. Peruvian […]

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Thousands of Peruvians rally in support of educational reform

December 13, 2016 5:00 pm
Thousands of Peruvians rally in support of educational reform

Thousands of Peruvians have taken to the streets in the capital, Lima to express their support for Education Minister Jaime Saavedra, who is pushing for educational reforms.  The protesters began their march from San Martin Square on Monday, carrying signs reading “Education is respected” amid the presence of militarized police in […]

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US President Barack Obama sparks Peru clashes, calls of ‘capitalist beast’

November 19, 2016 2:09 pm
US President Barack Obama sparks Peru clashes, calls of ‘capitalist beast’

Police in Peru have clashed with activists protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal and visiting US President Barack Obama, who is in Lima to attend the APEC summit.  Scuffles broke out as riot police prevented the protesters from marching toward the official site of the 24th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, which kicks off on Saturday […]

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