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Leftist teacher holds razor-thin lead in Peru presidential election
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Leftist teacher holds razor-thin lead in Peru presidential election

The scion of a jailed autocrat and the son of illiterate peasant farmers are fighting vote by vote for the presidency of Peru in an election which has thrown into sharp relief the Andean country’s deep fault lines of class and geography. With more than 94% of the official vote counted, hard-left candidate Pedro Castillo holds...

‘People don’t want any of them’: Peru election sees unpredictable contest
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‘People don’t want any of them’: Peru election sees unpredictable contest

An ultra-conservative millionaire who admits to scourging himself daily to repress sexual desire is just one of an assortment of low-polling candidates who all have a shot at becoming Peru’s next president. Rafael López Aliaga is technically tied with five other contenders in an unpredictable contest to make a runoff vote in June, including a former goalkeeper,...

Two killed as huge pro-democracy protests continue in Peru
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Two killed as huge pro-democracy protests continue in Peru

Two protesters have been killed in massive pro-democracy demonstrations in Peru, the first deaths in nearly a week of unrest over the controversial removal of Martín Vizcarra as president and his replacement by a de facto government, seen by many Peruvians as a coup. Protests have mounted demanding the resignation of Manuel Merino, the former speaker...