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Wednesday, August 24th 2016 - 21:07 UTC

Falklands' war: Israel sold weapons to Argentina during the conflict, say declassified documents

UK's National Archives released the files, November 16, 1984, with a memorandum from a senior British diplomat providing details on Israeli arms sales to Argentina

The British Foreign Office has recently declassified documents that allegedly prove that Israel sold weapons to Argentina during the 1982 Falklands War between the Argentine military dictatorship and the UK.

Saturday, August 20th 2016 - 05:40 UTC

Peru Supreme Court overturns sentence against ex president Fujimori for alleged diversion of public funds

Justices said “there isn’t enough material evidence” to declare any criminal responsibility of Fujimori regarding public funds

Peru’s Judiciary overturned an eight-year sentence against former president Alberto Fujimori for alleged diversion of public funds to tabloids to facilitate his second re-election in 2000. The Supreme Court said in a ruling “there isn’t enough material evidence” to declare any criminal responsibility of Fujimori, who is serving another 25-year sentence in prison for crimes against humanity.

Friday, July 29th 2016 - 13:40 UTC

Kuczynski pledges to modernize Peru and a “social revolution” to fight poverty, racism and corruption

“I want a social revolution for my country! I long for Peru in five years to be more modern, more just, more equal,” Kuczynski said before congress

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski took office as Peru's president on Thursday, asking the opposition-controlled Congress to help him fight income inequality and ensure all Peruvians have access to running water, health care and free primary education.

Thursday, July 28th 2016 - 06:35 UTC

“Gringo” president with pro-business cabinet and limited congressional support takes office in Peru

The conservative Kuczynski has economics degrees from Oxford and Princeton and worked for decades on Wall Street and at the World Bank.

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski takes office as Peru's presidency this Thursday with a Cabinet that shares his Ivy League, pro-business pedigree — a reliance on technocrats that could become a liability as he deals with an unfriendly congress, a resurgent left and environment aware peasants and indigenous peoples living on rich natural resources.

Monday, June 20th 2016 - 05:22 UTC

Peruvian First Lady charged with money laundering for electoral campaigns

Nadine Heredia is not to leave the country in order to answer charges of suspected money laundering in the electoral campaigns of 2006 and 2011.

Judge Richard Concepcion ordered Peru's first lady and the president of the ruling Nationalist Party, Nadine Heredia, not to leave the country in order to answer charges of suspected money laundering in the electoral campaigns of 2006 and 2011.

Saturday, June 11th 2016 - 06:13 UTC

Keiko Fujimori concedes defeat and pledges “a responsible opposition”

“Democratically, we accept these results,” Fujimori said, next to the 73 lawmakers of her party that comprise the biggest parliamentary majority in two decades.

Keiko Fujimori conceded defeat in Peru's presidential election on Friday, bringing an end to the closest presidential runoff vote in the country's history after losing to Pedro Pablo Kuczynski by less than 50,000 ballots.

Friday, June 10th 2016 - 07:11 UTC

Kuczynski becomes Peru's next president, with minimum support in Congress

Four days after voting, electoral officials said that all ballots had been processed and Kuczynski had won 50.1% compared to 49.9% for Keiko Fujimori.

Former World Bank economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski won the majority of votes in Peru’s closest presidential contest in five decades, election officials announced Thursday, even as his rival Keiko Fujimori had yet to concede defeat.

Thursday, June 9th 2016 - 09:41 UTC

Peruvian election too close to call, and 1% of votes have been challenged

The Oxford-trained economist known as “PKK” maintained his razor-thin edge over Keiko, daughter of jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori: 50.12% to 49.88%.

Peruvians waited Wednesday to learn who their next president will be, as ex-Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's camp called his lead insurmountable and controversial rival Keiko Fujimori insisted she still had a shot. Three days after Sunday's runoff election, the race to lead one of Latin America's fastest-growing economies was still too close to officially call, even though 99.5% of the ballots had been counted.

Monday, June 6th 2016 - 07:54 UTC

Kuczynski has a slight lead over Keiko in the Peruvian presidential runoff

Earlier, polling firm Ipsos said its quick count of a sample of votes gave Kuczynski, known in Peru as PPK, about 50.5% and Fujimori 49.5%, a technical tie

Economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski had a slight lead over Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of an imprisoned former president, as early results came in from Peru's presidential election on Sunday. The 77-year-old Kuczynski had 50.59% support while Fujimori had 49.41% with about 52% of votes counted.

Friday, June 3rd 2016 - 09:30 UTC

Peru's next president: no economic surprises with a strong dash of populism

Keiko Fujimori has an insignificant lead (statistical tie) over her rival, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, ahead of the Sunday run-off vote

Less than a decade after Peru imprisoned former President Alberto Fujimori, voters will decide on Sunday whether to put his 41-year-old daughter back in the presidential palace where she once served as his first lady.

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