Pedro Castillo came to power on a leftist platform with the support of Peru’s poorest people. In response, anti-democratic forces and their powerful capitalist backers have dedicated themselves to ousting Castillo ever since, writes Ben Radford.
Protests erupted after Peru’s Constitutional Court reinstated a 2017 pardon granted to imprisoned former president Alberto Fujimori, reports Ben Radford.
Since Peruvian president Pedro Castillo’s electoral victory in June, right-wing and anti-democratic forces have continued to campaign to remove him from office, reports Ben Radford.
Pedro Castillo, leader of the left-wing Peru Libre party, was sworn in as Peru’s president on July 28, reports Ben Radford. Since then, his government has faced a campaign of destabilisation from the right-wing opposition.
The campaign to overturn Peru’s presidential election results is one of “unconventional warfare”, report José Carlos Llerena Robles and Vijay Prashad.
Thousands of Peruvians took to the streets in Lima and other cities to defend the presidential electoral victory of socialist candidate Pedro Castillo. People's Dispatch reports.
José Carlos Llerena Robles and Vijay Prashad look at what's behind attempts by Peru's far-right — with the aid of the United States — to overturn the election of leftist presidential candidate Pedro Castillo.
Leftist candidate Pedro Castillo, leader of the Free Peru party and former school teacher, won the final round of the Peruvian presidential elections. Ben Radford reports.
Leftist candidate Pedro Castillo had unexpected success in the first round of Peru's presidential elections, reports Ben Radford.
New Peru Movement party leader Veronika Mendoza, explains what’s behind the current unrest in Peru.
Thousands of Peruvians have taken to the streets in protest at the "legislative coup" against elected President Martín Vizcarra, writes Kenny Stancil.
Hundreds of popular organisations and social movements from across Latin America and the Caribbean met at the Summit of the Peoples in Lima, Peru, over April 10-14.
The summit is a regular parallel to the official Summit of the Americas, which brings together governments from the entire Western Hemisphere.
Venezuela officially boycotted the governmental summit following Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s controversial banning by Peru’s government. This, however, did not dissuade a colourful and multifaceted Venezuelan delegation from attending the parallel summit.
When the time came for Miss Peru 2018 contestants to reveal their most intimate measurements on stage, the 23 beauty pageant hopefuls elected instead to deliver statistics of an altogether more shocking nature.
“I represent the constitutional province of Callaomy and my measurements are 3114 women victims of trafficking up until 2014,” declared Romina Lozano, later crowned Miss Peru on October 29.
Camila Canicoba, Miss Peru Lima, told the judges: “My measurements are 2202 cases of femicide reported in the last nine years in my country.”
Mining companies have benefitted over the past few years from rising global demand and prices, but workers have seen little to no benefit from the boom.
Now mine workers are flexing their muscle to demand their share of the spoils.