Tag: Peru

Wednesday, April 27th 2016 - 11:03 UTC

Kuczynski leads opinion polls for the June 5 Peruvian presidential runoff

PPK is projected to win with 43% of the vote ahead of Fujimori's 39%, according to the latest Ipsos public opinion poll conducted between April 20 and 22.

Former World Bank economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski continues to hold his lead over conservative Keiko Fujimori ahead of the June 5 runoff presidential election. Kuczynski, also known by his initials PPK, is projected to win with 43% of the vote ahead of Fujimori's 39%, according to the latest Ipsos public opinion poll conducted between April 20 and 22.

Tuesday, April 12th 2016 - 07:25 UTC

OAS calls for deep reforms in Peruvian electoral system, following Sundays vote

EOM said the current system does not provide guarantees: it transmits legal and political insecurity to citizens and can put at risk the political rights of voters

The OAS Electoral Observation Mission (EOM/OAS) to the general elections in Peru presented on Monday its preliminary technical report on Sunday’s general election, in which it recommends a deep electoral reform, including the system of disqualification of candidates.

Monday, April 11th 2016 - 06:31 UTC

Keiko Fujimori wins first presidential round in Peru, but polls anticipate she could lose the run-off

A quick count by polling firm Ipsos said Fujimori had 39.6% of the vote with Kuczynski on 21.5% and leftist lawmaker Veronika Mendoza on 18.7%.

Fujimori, the conservative daughter of jailed former president Alberto Fujimori, won the first round of Peru's presidential election on Sunday but she will likely face center-right economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in a tight run-off. Exit polls and early official results showed Fujimori with close to 40% support, falling well short of the 50% needed for an outright victory.

Saturday, April 9th 2016 - 21:42 UTC

Keiko Fujimori poised to win Peru's first round presidential election, but opposition to her has climbed to 51%

The latest survey shows Keiko with 37.7% vote intention followed by Mendoza with 20.1% of valid votes in the first-round, while Kuczynski would get 20.3%.

Keiko Fujimori is poised to win the first round of Peru's presidential election on Sunday, but with insufficient votes to avoid a second round on June 5, according to the latest survey with data collected on April 6. The Ipso poll showed Keiko with 37.7% of valid votes, and a double digit lead over each of her nine rivals.

Saturday, April 2nd 2016 - 08:47 UTC

Peru presidential election next 10 April with no clear winner

Veronika Mendoza, a 35-year-old leftist presidential contender in Peru who is promising a new constitution to weaken the country's business elite jumped 5 percentage points in a poll and was seen as statistically tied at second with investor-favourite Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.

Thursday, March 10th 2016 - 21:28 UTC

Catches of Peruvian giant squid are showing a slow recovery: shift of oceans winds

 Northern Chimbote giant squid: there are landings of about 80 tons per day and all of it is sent northwards.

Catches of Peruvian giant squid (Dosidicus gigas) are showing a slow recovery, something that has long been awaited not only by local fishermen and industrialists, but also by the largest processors in Europe and Asia.

Friday, February 12th 2016 - 06:40 UTC

French president's visit to Argentina and Uruguay could include defense deals

Hollande will be visiting Peru, Argentina and Uruguay with a delegation of over a hundred industry and finance leaders

French president Francois Hollande is scheduled to visit Peru, Argentina and Uruguay in the last week of February, and in a display of Gallic diplomacy expects to promote trade, investments and French interests in the region.

Monday, November 9th 2015 - 08:15 UTC

Border conflict erupts between Chile and Peru over a 10 acre wedge of land

Humala said the move aimed to spur development in the La Yarada-Los Palos area on the border with Chile and improve living conditions for its inhabitants.

The fragile relations between neighboring Chile and Peru appeared to unwind further Saturday, after Peruvian President Ollanta Humala officially recognized an administrative district in a disputed border area. The Chilean government promptly sent a protest note to Peru “strongly” rejecting the law because it concerns “unquestionably” Chilean territory.

Wednesday, October 14th 2015 - 11:40 UTC

US hedge fund threatens to sue Peru on defaulted bonds from 1980s

Peru  defaulted on $5.1bn in bonds in the 1980s. Gramercy has threatened to bring a claim under a tribunal system established in a US-Peruvian trade deal.

A US hedge fund has threatened to sue Peru over bonds issued by the country's former military regime. Connecticut-based hedge fund Gramercy purchased the defaulted debt at a discount in 2008 after other bondholders failed to reach a deal.

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015 - 07:15 UTC

Which lawmakers from the Pacific Alliance are paid the most?

In Colombia they make more than 40 times the country’s minimum wage of $205, a disparity which has long caused frustration among Colombians

Of all four Pacific Alliance countries, Colombia spends most on its congressional representatives, despite the South American country’s low wages. According to a report published on Monday by economic newspaper La Republica, the state pays Colombia’s congressmen a total of nearly $2.1 million per month in salaries, almost double the total of Chile, whose congressmen have the highest individual salaries, but in total cost the state $1.2 million per month.


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