Category: Peru

Humala Sworn In As Peru’s New President; Promises Growth Will Include Poor

Peru swore in Ollanta Humala as the country’s new president Thursday, succeeding outgoing president Alán García. Humala, a former lieutenant colonel in the Peruvian army, campaigned on a platform of […] Read More >

Peru’s Humala Surprised By Obama During White House Meeting; Holds Talks With Clinton

Today in Latin America Top Story — Peru’s President-elect Ollanta Humala had a surprise meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington D.C. Humala, who was in the U.S. to […] Read More >

Peru’s Humala Visits U.S. To Meet With Hillary Clinton; Possibly With Obama

Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala is one his way to the United States for a number of  high-profile meetings Wednesday in Washington D.C. In his first trip to the U.S. since […] Read More >

Peru To Pass Colombia As World’s Largest Coca Producer, UN Report Says

Peru may soon take over the title of world’s top coca producer from Colombia, according to a report released Thursday by the United Nations (UN). For the fifth straight year, […] Read More >

Peru’s Humala And García Both Hint At Pardon For Ex-Leader Fujimori

Peru’s president-elect Ollanta Humala may pardon imprisoned, former president Alberto Fujimori on humanitarian grounds after he was hospitalized earlier this month. Humala, who recently beat Fujimori’s daughter Keiko in Peru’s […] Read More >

Peru’s Humala Visits Brazil To Meet With Rousseff; Looks To Distance Himself From Chávez

Today in Latin America Top Story — Peru’s president-elect Ollanta Humala made a visit to Brazil Thursday, where he met with President Dilma Rousseff, as part of his South American […] Read More >

Peru’s Stock Market Plummets On News Of Ollanta Humala’s Victory

Today in Latin America Top Story — Peru’s stock exchange plummeted a record 12.5 percent and closed early after leftwing nationalist Ollanta Humala definitively won the country’s runoff presidential election Monday. […] Read More >

Ollanta Humala Expected To Win Peru’s Runoff Election

Today in Latin America Top Story — Leftwing nationalist Ollanta Humala held a very narrow lead as of late Sunday night over conservative Keiko Fujimori in Peru’s runoff presidential election, […] Read More >

Keiko Fujimori, “To Call Me Right-Wing Is a Lie” — An Interview

Keiko Fujimori is 35 years old and the daughter of ex-president Alberto Fujimori, jailed and sentenced for human rights violations in 2009. She became Peru’s first lady at 19 and […] Read More >

Mexico, Colombia, Peru & Chile Look To Integrate Their Economies And Expand Trade With Asia

Today in Latin America Top Story — Four of Latin America’s most pro-market governments signed an agreement Thursday to work toward integrating their economies and deepen their commercial ties with Asia. […] Read More >