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Peru president challenged by his own party over Cabinet

Oct. 14, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The leader of the Marxist party that carried Pedro Castillo to Peru's presidency said Thursday it won't support his newly named Cabinet, creating a political strain on a government with less than 100 days in office. The leader of the Free Peru party,...

Quechua endures in Peru despite centuries of discrimination

Sep. 15, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

CCARHUACC LICAPA, Peru (AP) — Leila Ccaico walked slowly to the front of her class in a rural village in the Andes. Reluctantly, she faced her classmates, obeyed her teacher’s orders and started to sing softly in Quechua. This is the first year that the sixth grader...

Peru: Abimael Guzmán, head of Shining Path insurgency, dies

Sep. 11, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Abimael Guzmán, the leader of the brutal Shining Path insurgency in Peru who was captured in 1992, died on Saturday in a military hospital after an illness. He was 86. Guzmán died at 6:40 a.m. after suffering from an infection, Justice Minister...

Peruvian government says Abimael Guzmán, jailed leader of Shining Path insurgency, has died after an illness

Sep. 11, 2021 11:04 AM EDT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian government says Abimael Guzmán, jailed leader of Shining Path insurgency, has died after an illness.

Peruvian foreign minister quits amid criticism for comments

Aug. 17, 2021 20:51 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's foreign secretary resigned Tuesday amid criticism for comments he made about terrorism in the country in the late 20th century, leaving the new government of President Pedro Castillo less than a month after it assumed power. The presidency's...