Peru Has a New President, Its Fifth in Five Years: Who Is Pedro Castillo?

Castillo is not a liberal—he’s a leftist with a social agenda.

  • Jul 29, 2021
  • 12:05 PM

Leftist Pedro Castillo Is Peru’s President-Elect

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.

  • Jul 20, 2021
  • 4:57 PM

Peru Congress Agrees to Debate Measure on Earlier Elections

Pressed by Peru’s embattled president to take action in response to weeks of deadly protests, Congress narrowly agreed on Monday to reconsider a proposal to move the 2026 national elections up to this October.

  • Jan 31, 2023
  • 10:37 AM

Brownlisted: ‘Las Playas Son del Pueblo!’

A wrap-up of this week’s most important and interesting Latino news and views from around the world and the across the internet.

  • Jan 27, 2023
  • 6:18 PM

Peru Protests: What to Know About Indigenous-Led Movement Shaking the Crisis-Hit Country

Peru is in the midst of a political and civil crisis. Triggered by the recent removal from power of former leader Pedro Castillo, the protests have exposed deep divisions within the country and are being encouraged by a confluence of internal factors and external agitators.

  • Jan 25, 2023
  • 11:05 AM

Peru Closes Machu Picchu as Anti-Government Protests Grow

Peru indefinitely closed its famed ancient ruins of Machu Picchu on Saturday in the latest sign that anti-government protests that began last month are increasingly engulfing the South American country.

  • Jan 23, 2023
  • 10:52 AM

Peru’s Failed Democratic Transition

As Peru faces another political crisis following the impeachment of former president Pedro Castillo last month, Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela welcomes Peruvian professor Roger Merino to discuss how the right wing is playing a dangerous democratic game that has led to the deaths of several protesters.

  • Jan 19, 2023
  • 6:23 PM

Brownlisted: Putting the ‘Con’ in ‘Congressman’

A wrap-up of the most important and interesting Latino news items from the past week

  • Jan 18, 2023
  • 5:06 PM

Brownlisted: Who Wants a Mazapán?

A roundup of the week’s top Latino news from around the world, written by Latino Rebels senior editor Hector Luis Alamo.

  • Jan 13, 2023
  • 4:35 PM

Peru Anti-Government Protests Spread, Clashes in Cusco

Protests against Peruvian President Dina Boluarte’s government that have left 48 people dead since they began a month ago spread through the south of the Andean country on Wednesday with new clashes reported in the tourist city of Cusco.

  • Jan 12, 2023
  • 10:26 AM

Brownlisted: New Year, Same Bull

A rundown of the Latino-centric news from the first week of the new year.

  • Jan 6, 2023
  • 12:24 PM

Brownlisted: America’s Favorite (and Stolen) Christmas Flower

Senior editor Hector Luis Alamo gives a rundown of some of the facts, bits of news, real histories, and actual lies he came across during the past week.

  • Dec 16, 2022
  • 4:09 PM

Peru Judge Orders 18-Month Detention for Ousted President

A Peruvian judge on Thursday ordered ousted President Pedro Castillo to remain in custody for 18 months as nationwide protests set off by the political crisis showed no signs of abating and the death toll rose to at least 14.

  • Dec 16, 2022
  • 10:46 AM

Peru’s New Government Declares Police State Amid Protests

Peru’s new government declared a national emergency Wednesday as it struggled to calm violent protests over President Pedro Castillo’s ouster, suspending the rights of “personal security and freedom” across the Andean nation for 30 days.

  • Dec 15, 2022
  • 10:54 AM

Peru President Proposes Moving Up Elections Amid Protests

Boluarte’s decision came after thousands of demonstrators took to the streets around Peru for another day on Sunday to demand that she resign and schedule elections to replace her and Congress. The protests turned deadly, with at least two reported deaths in a remote community in the Andes, according to officials.

  • Dec 12, 2022
  • 10:29 AM

Brownlisted: What I Saw This Week in Quarantine

This week’s wrap-up comes to you from the cozy confines of quarantine, as senior editor Hector Luis Alamo has managed to catch COVID for only the second time this year.

  • Dec 9, 2022
  • 11:35 AM

Peru’s President Ousted by Congress in Political Crisis

Vice President Dina Boluarte — who speaks both Spanish and Quechua — replaced Pedro Castillo and became the first female leader in the history of the republic after hours of wrangling between the legislature and the departing president, who had tried to prevent an impeachment vote.

  • Dec 8, 2022
  • 10:47 AM

Puerto Rico Towns Sue Oil Companies for Climate Denial

A group of 16 municipalities filed a lawsuit on November 22 against multiple Big Oil companies for downplaying the risks of their fossil-fuel products on climate change.

  • Dec 5, 2022
  • 12:12 PM

Two Wounded at Bolsonaro Rally in Brazil, Tensions High Before Sunday Vote

A violent showdown at a Bolsonaro rally on Sunday left two wounded, and political tensions remain heightened leading up to the October 30 runoff election between right-wing incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro and left-wing former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

  • Oct 25, 2022
  • 4:54 PM

EL FARO ENGLISH: Who Will Inherit Giammattei’s Power in Guatemala?

Nine months before the presidential election, the country’s right-wing regime is fracturing into rivaling projects as progressive groups discuss the elusive idea of a united candidacy. Meanwhile, electoral authorities are indulging the pre-campaigning by the ruling party and top conservative Zury Ríos.

  • Oct 5, 2022
  • 5:18 PM

Mexican President Tours Central America and Cuba

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador toured Central America and Cuba, from May 5th to the 8th, as part of his government’s strategy to strengthen relations with the Latin American countries.

  • May 9, 2022
  • 11:30 AM

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