The presidential debate between both runoff candidates, one of whom will become Peru's new president on June 6, took place Saturday in the North Andean city of Chota.Add your comment!
Peruvian presidential hopeful Pedro Castillo was hospitalized Thursday with a respiratory decompensation, his party Peru Libre announced.Add your comment!
Peru's Health Ministry has recorded 433 covid-19 related deaths, bringing the total toll to 57,230 in 13 months, it was announced Monday. Also, 7,131 new infections were detected Sunday, bringing the total to 1,704,757. The steep increase comes days after the country's general elections.
Rafael López Aliaga of Popular Renovation (Renovación Popular – a right-wing party founded in 2020), who finished third in Sunday's first round of Peru´s presidential election with 11.69% of valid votes, behind Pedro Castillo (19.12%) and Keiko Fujimori (13.37% ) has requested Thursday the revision of all the voting records but warned he will not support Communist Castillo at the June 6 runoff.
Ultra left-wing candidate Pedro Castillo of the Perú Libre party was surprisingly ahead on Monday morning after the first round of Peru's presidential elections, but the names of those advancing to the runoff will not be known for about a month, officials said.
Peru's cod exports, which had seen consecutive falls in previous years (2018, 2019 and 2020), totalled 180,046 US dollars in January 2021, compared to 144,122 US dollars during the same period of 2020 for a most welcome 24.9% growth, the Extractive Industries and Services Management of the Association of Exporters (Adex) reported Friday.
Colombia and Peru are studying the possibility of centralizing gold purchases, in an effort to combat illegal and informal extraction. Colombian President Ivan Duque said his government is considering the move to stymie the role illegal mining plays in fueling a decades-long internal conflict.
Peru authorized for the first time to respect the decision of a psychologist to end her life when she deems it convenient and ordered the medical authorities to elaborate a protocol for the fulfillment of her wish.
Peruvian interim president announced Monday night that 487 officials took part in the so-called vacunagate by taking advantage of their privileged positions to secretly receive early inoculations of a Chinese coronavirus vaccine that the government then bought for doctors and other health workers battling the pandemic. The list includes the former ministers of foreign affairs and health and the former president.
A group of Peruvian doctors launched a hunger strike this week to protest the government’s lack of preparation for a second wave of COVID-19 cases.