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

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

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

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

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

Peru’s President Survives 2nd Impeachment Effort in 8 Months

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pedro Castillo, Peru’s embattled president, avoided joining the South American nation’s list of impeached leaders as opposition lawmakers Monday night failed to get enough votes to remove him from office eight months into his term.

  • Mar 29, 2022
  • 6:00 PM

Peru Court Orders Ex-President Fujimori Freed From Prison

Peru’s Constitutional Court on Thursday approved the release from prison of former President Alberto Fujimori, who is serving a 25-year sentence for murder and corruption charges.

  • Mar 18, 2022
  • 11:01 AM

In Peru, Rumors Feed Vaccine Reluctance Among Indigenous

While more than 55 percent of Peruvians have gotten at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccines, only about 25 percent of people in Indigenous areas have been vaccinated.

  • Nov 5, 2021
  • 3:20 PM

Peruvian Policy Chief Leads Congressional Hispanic Staff Association

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ivelisse Alexandra Porroa-García is a Latina outwardly brimming with a self-confidence that allows her to operate as a top legislative staffer in the Capitol, but she says her main insecurity at work is her Peruvian accent.

  • Aug 27, 2021
  • 4:41 PM

Peru’s Contentious Election

Latino Rebels Radio: August 5, 2021

  • Aug 5, 2021
  • 5:59 PM

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’s Presidential Runoff Election Too Close to Call

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.

  • Jun 8, 2021
  • 1:46 PM

Daughter of Imprisoned Ex-President Leads Peru’s Election

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The daughter of an imprisoned former president was leading the race for Peru’s presidency late Sunday, hours after polls closed in a runoff election held as the coronavirus pandemic continues to batter the Andean country.

  • Jun 7, 2021
  • 10:51 AM

Artist Publishes 100 Drawings From Peru’s COVID-19 Pandemic

LIMA, Peru (AP) — With a pencil and a notebook, artist Edilberto Jiménez walks the streets of Lima and cities in the Andes mountains collecting stories and images about the coronavirus health crisis that has devastated Peru.

  • May 21, 2021
  • 8:25 AM

Ecuador, Peru to Elect Presidents Amid Strengthened Pandemic

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A surging coronavirus pandemic that has brought on new lockdown measures and exacerbated fatigue in Ecuador and Peru has left many voters generally indifferent to the names they will see on the ballots Sunday, when the neighboring South American nations are set to choose new presidents.

  • Apr 9, 2021
  • 4:35 PM

In Peru, Sterilization Case Against Fujimori Goes to Court

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is on trial for his role in a 1990s government program in which many Indigenous women in poor communities say they were forcibly sterilized, and some died or suffered serious injuries because of infection.

  • Mar 2, 2021
  • 8:52 AM

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