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Peru's Fujimori: Bid to send her back to prison 'absurd'

Jun. 12, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori on Saturday said she trusts she will not be sent back to prison after a judge reviews her freedom in a money laundering case and insisted that fraud was committed by her rival in a recent election she narrowly trails. ...

Leftist teacher inches toward victory in disputed Peru vote

Jun. 10, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru finished tallying votes in the country’s tight presidential contest Thursday but no winner was declared, with electoral authorities saying they were scrutinizing a small number of ballots amid unproven claims of possible vote tampering leveled by the apparent loser....

Peruvians wait to learn who will be president

Jun. 08, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvians on Tuesday were still waiting to learn who will become their president next month as votes from Sunday’s runoff election continued to be counted and the tiny difference between the two polarizing populist candidates narrowed. With 97% of...

Peru's presidential runoff election too close to call

Jun. 07, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A rural teacher-turned-political novice and the daughter of an imprisoned former president traded the lead Monday in a tight race for Peru’s presidency in a runoff election as the coronavirus pandemic continues to batter the Andean country. With 96%...

2 polarizing populists vie in Peru's presidential runoff

Jun. 06, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The daughter of an imprisoned former president and a rural teacher-turned-political novice vied for Peru’s presidency Sunday in a tight presidential runoff held as the coronavirus pandemic continues to batter the Andean country. The polarizing...

Peruvians to pick new president amid relentless pandemic

Jun. 03, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Amid an unrelenting coronavirus pandemic that has overwhelmed cemeteries, Peruvian voters will choose Sunday between a political novice who has scared business by promising to overhaul the key mining industry and a career politician whose father is a former president...

More than dozen slain in Peru, allegedly by Shining Path

May. 24, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — More than a dozen people were slain in a remote area of central Peru by suspected members of the Shining Path rebel group, just two weeks ahead of the presidential runoff election, authorities said Monday. Peru's police chief, César Cervantes, told...

Students' struggles pushed Peru teacher to run for president

Apr. 18, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

CHUGUR, Peru (AP) — As schools across Peru closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pedro Castillo tried to find a way to keep classes going for his 20 fifth- and sixth-grade students. But in his impoverished rural community deep in the Andes, his efforts were futile. ...

Ecuador picks conservative for president; Peru sets runoff

Apr. 12, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador will be led for the next four years by a conservative businessman after voters rebuffed a left-leaning movement that yielded an economic boom and then a recession since taking hold of the presidency last decade. That election certainty, however, did not extend...

Ecuador goes with conservative banker in presidential vote

Apr. 11, 2021 23:05 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Voters in Ecuador appeared to turn to a conservative businessman in Sunday's presidential runoff election, rebuffing a leftist movement that has held the presidency for over a decade marked by an economic boom and then a yearslong recession, while in neighboring Peru a...