Category: Peru

Nationalist Ollanta Humala Pulls Ahead In Peru’s Presidential Race

Today in Latin America Top Story — Left-leaning nationalist Ollanta Humala took the lead in Peru’s presidential race, according to a poll by CPI released Sunday. Some 21.1 percent of […] Read More >

Wikileaks Cable Alleges Peruvian Military Ties To Drug Trafficking & Reveals U.S. Fears Over Shining Path

Today in Latin America Top Story — A leaked United States diplomatic cable reports that Peru’s new military head was involved in drug corruption, a charge that the general adamantly […] Read More >

Ollanta Humala Proposes A Nationalist Program As A Response To Globalization

NEW YORK – Nationalism offers Peru the best way of accommodating itself to an increasingly globalized world, presidential candidate for the Peruvian Nationalist Party Ollanta Humala said Thursday. Speaking at […] Read More >

Peruvian Intellectual Mario Vargas Llosa Wins Nobel Prize

Today in Latin America Top Story — Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa won the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature Thursday due in part for his writings about political corruption in […] Read More >

Ollanta Humala, “Neither Left, Nor Right” — An Interview

LIMA, Peru — Anti-establishment, “chavista,” ethnic nationalist—these are some of the terms that people have used to stigmatize him. But Ollanta Humala, the most likely presidential candidate for the Peruvian […] Read More >

Alleged Spy Vicky Pelaez Plans To Leave Russia To Return To Her Native Peru

NEW YORK — The alleged spy whose feet hadn’t even touched Russian soil wants to leave the country, her lawyer said. Vicky Pelaez, the 55-year-old journalist deported last week to […] Read More >

Peru Becomes World’s Top Coca Leaf Producer; Colombia Remains Largest Cocaine Manufacturer

Once synonymous with cocaine, Colombia has lost the title of world’s leading producer of coca leaf to its Andean neighbor Peru, according to a United Nations Office on Drugs and […] Read More >

OAS Meeting Begins in Peru Amid Tensions Over Status of Honduras

Today in Latin America Top Story — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other dignitaries from throughout Latin America began a meeting of the Organization of American States (OAS) […] Read More >

Amnesty International Asks Peru To Drop Charges Against Indigenous Leader Alberto Pizango

Human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) called upon the Peruvian authorities to drop charges against indigenous leader Alberto Pizango on Friday. The Peruvian government has accused Pizango of rebellion, sedition, […] Read More >

Lori Berenson To Be Released After 15 Years In Jail In Peru

Today in Latin America Top Story — Lori Berenson, an American convicted on terrorism charges 15 years ago in Peru, will be released as early as Thursday after being granted […] Read More >