Category: Peru

Peru’s Ruins Highlight Battle Between Tourism And Conservation

TRUJILLO, PERU — It looks like a builder’s yard but what is now little more than a mound of dust and earth was once a significant structure, part of the […] Read More >

Mario Vargas Llosa Throws Support Behind Ollanta Humala In Peru’s Runoff Election

Peruvian Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa, a political conservative famous for his criticism of Latin America’s far left, discarded the possibility of voting for rightwing candidate Keiko Fujimori in Peru’s […] Read More >

Peru’s Ollanta Humala Wins First-Round Presidential Election, Will Likely Face Fujimori In Runoff

Today in Latin America Top Story — Leftwing nationalist Ollanta Humala will probably face conservative Keiko Fujimori in a second-round election for the Peruvian presidency, scheduled for June 5. A […] Read More >

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 >