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Leftist political novice sworn in as Peru's president

Jul. 28, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pedro Castillo, a leftist political novice who has promised to be a champion of his country’s poor, on Wednesday became Peru’s new president. The rural teacher who has never held political office before was sworn in less than two weeks after he was...

Peru's new first family leaving behind rural, Andean home

Jul. 26, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

CHUGUR, Peru (AP) — The humble two-story, adobe home of the Castillo family, located in one of the poorest districts of Peru deep in the Andes, feels a little empty now. Lilia Paredes packed up the family’s belongings within the last week, neatly folding her husband’s shirts and picking...

Leftist teacher, political novice, is Peru's president-elect

Jul. 20, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A teacher in one of the poorest communities in the Andes who had never held office is now Peru's president-elect after officials in the South American country declared him the winner of a runoff election held last month. Leftist Pedro Castillo...

Leftist rural teacher declared president-elect in Peru

Jul. 19, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Rural teacher-turned-political novice Pedro Castillo on Monday became the winner of Peru’s presidential election after the country’s longest electoral count in 40 years. Castillo, whose supporters included Peru’s poor and rural citizens, defeated...