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    1. July 18, 2013

      Deal on judicial appointments sparks violent protests in Peru

      Peruvian police tear-gassed hundreds of protesters in Lima last night after Congress appointed six new judges to the...

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      August 22, 2011

      PetroPeru: IPO ahead

      Humberto Campódonico has been head of state oil company PetroPeru for a week, but he is not wasting any time. “Oilonomics...

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      July 28, 2011

      Peru: Where's Alan Garcia?

      The only Latin American heads of state missing at Ollanta Humala’s inauguration as president of Peru on Thursday were...

    2. June 7, 2011

      Peru’s new president faces testing times

      Shortly before winning Peru’s presidency, Ollanta Humala paid a visit to an elite boys’ school in Lima and received a...

    3. June 6, 2011

      Mining sector feels heat as Peru turns left

      Shares in mining companies operating in Peru fell sharply on Monday after a leftwing former coup leader won a narrow victory...

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      June 6, 2011

      Investors sweat over Humala win

      embed1 Ollanta Humala looks set for victory over Keiko Fujimori in Peru’s hard-fought presidential election. That’s good...

    5. June 6, 2011

      Humala claims Peru election victory

      LIMA, June 6 – Leftwing former army commander Ollanta Humala claimed victory in Peru’s presidential election on Sunday and...

    6. June 6, 2011

      Humala ahead in Peru poll

      Ollanta Humala was heading for victory over Keiko Fujimori in Peru’s presidential run-off, according to an early ballot...

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      June 5, 2011

      Peruvians vote between two extremes

      Peruvians elect a new president on Sunday with Ollanta Humala, a leftwing former army officer, leading opinion polls by the...

    8. June 3, 2011

      Peruvian voters face difficult presidential choice

      Peru’s nearly 20m voters are going to the polls this weekend to select as their next president either the daughter of a...

    9. beyondbrics

      May 31, 2011

      Peru's election: deeply polarised

      Whoever wins Peru’s deadlocked presidential race on June 5 will have to move fast to keep political polarisation from...

    10. May 23, 2011

      Peru’s voters to decide lesser of two evils

      It is sometimes said that a defining characteristic of high office is that leaders must often choose between the “bad” and...

    11. May 16, 2011

      Latin America’s new shining path

      In the small towns of Peru’s Andean highlands, every spare surface has been commandeered for a poster or a mural...

    12. May 8, 2011

      Correa boosts power with Ecuador poll win

      President Rafael Correa of Ecuador won a convincing victory in a 10-question referendum – the sixth time voters have backed...

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      April 28, 2011

      Peru's candidates compete for Lula's legacy

      Peru is certainly not Brazil, but to the casual observer of the country’s upcoming presidential run-off this point could be...

    14. April 10, 2011

      Humala leads first round of Peru poll

      Peruvian presidential candidate Ollanta Humala, accompanied by his wife Nadine Heredia (right), greets supporters in Lima...

    15. April 8, 2011

      Humala set for Peruvian presidential poll win

      There’s a new starter at an upscale Limeño restaurant that likes to serve its ceviche with a dash of political commentary:...

    16. March 27, 2011

      Humala takes lead in Peru’s presidential race

      Ollanta Humala, a leftist former soldier, has taken the lead in Peru’s presidential race less than two weeks out from...

    17. March 22, 2011

      Moody’s raises Peru outlook ahead of election

      Moody’s on Monday raised its outlook on Peruvian government bonds to positive, undeterred by the sudden rise in popularity...

    18. February 17, 2011

      Peru reverses private data voting rule

      Peru’s elections watchdog has hastily withdrawn a rule requiring pollsters to pass on respondents’ personal data amid...

    19. January 15, 2011

      Toledo leads Peru’s presidential candidates

      Alejandro Toledo is leading Peru’s field of presidential candidates three months out from an election that will replace Alan...

    20. November 11, 2010

      Former Peru president to run for top job again

      Alejandro Toledo, the former Peruvian president who lead opposition to the now-jailed president Alberto Fujimori, has...

    21. September 18, 2010

      Candidate’s comments hit Lima mayoral race

      Lima’s mayoral race has taken an unexpected turn with the publication of an illegal wiretap of a leading candidate telling a...

    22. April 8, 2009

      Peruvian justice

      Alberto Fujimori, the former president of Peru, was sentenced this week to 25 years in jail on charges including involvement...

    23. April 8, 2009

      Fujimori given 25 years for killings

      Alberto Fujimori, the former president of Peru, was given a 25-year prison sentence in Lima yesterday after being found...

    24. April 8, 2009

      Fujimori jailed for 25 years over role in killings

      Alberto Fujimori, the former president of Peru, was given a 25-year prison sentence in Lima yesterday after being found...

    25. April 7, 2009

      Fujimori sentenced to 25 years

      Alberto Fujimori, the former president of Peru, was given a 25-year prison sentence in Lima on Tuesday after being found...

    26. April 6, 2009

      Journalist saved from death squad by quick-thinking family

      The death squad came for Gustavo Gorritti in the aftermath of Alberto Fujimori's 1992 "self-coup" to strip the...

    27. April 6, 2009

      Fujimori trial offers path to closure for Peru

      Alberto Fujimori, the former president of Peru who offered his resignation by fax after fleeing the country in 2000 in the...

    28. April 5, 2009

      Fujimori trial offers path to closure for Peru

      Alberto Fujimori, the former president of Peru who offered his resignation by fax after fleeing the country in 2000 in the...

    29. November 30, 2008

      Destructive PAD

      People’s power normally elicits at least a frisson of sympathy. But the antics of the People’s Alliance for Democracy –...

    30. April 5, 2008

      Despots' boltholes

      Securing suitable boltholes for superannuated tyrants is a modern problem that arguably began just as Napoleon was packed...

    31. April 4, 2008

      Despots’ boltholes

      Securing suitable boltholes for superannuated tyrants is a modern problem that arguably began just as Napoleon was packed...

    32. December 12, 2007

      Fujimori sentenced to six years in prison

      Alberto Fujimori, the former president of Peru, was sentenced Tuesday night to six years in prison for sending an aide to...

    33. September 22, 2007

      Court rules Fujimori to be extradited to Peru

      Chile's top court yesterday ruled that Alberto Fujimori, Peru's former president, will be extradited to face charges of...

    34. September 21, 2007

      Chile to extradite Fujimori to Peru

      Chile’s top court on Friday ruled that Alberto Fujimori, Peru’s former president, will be extradited to face charges of...

    35. July 12, 2007

      Dismay in Peru at ruling on Fujimori

      Campaigners in Peru reacted angrily yesterday to a Chilean judge's surprise ruling that there was not enough evidence to...

    36. July 11, 2007

      Fujimori escapes extradition back to Peru

      Campaigners in Peru reacted angrily on Wednesday to a Chilean judge’s surprise ruling that there was not enough evidence to...

    37. July 11, 2007

      Observer: Persistent Fujimori

      Alberto Fujimori, the former president of Peru and an Observer regular, is showing he is quite serious about his plan to win...

    38. July 10, 2007

      Observer: Short skirts, short attention spans?

      You would have thought the opposition Democratic party of Japan had a fair chance of wooing half the nation’s voters in this...

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