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Peru blocks plane carrying Evo from refuelling in Lima

A diplomatic spat between Mexico and Peru erupted over what Mexico claims was Peru’s refusal to allow the plane carrying Evo Morales to exile to refuel in Lima. In a statement made by Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard shortly after Morales’ arrival in Mexico...

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Parties present their candidates; more of the same?

Today, 18 November, is the final day for parties to present their lists of candidates for the 26 January legislative elections. Former members of Congress, along with ministers from different governments in the past, are scrambling to board the train that, they hope,...

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Amazon synod: new thinking

Two weeks ago, the Catholic Church’s Amazon Synod ended with a report summarising its discussions. This is the first time that the Church has brought together the bishops from the Amazon region, religious and lay advisors, specialists and indigenous peoples for a...

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British mining investment in Peru surpasses that of China

According to the latest data from the Ministry of Energy and Mines, the UK has become the number one mining investor in Peru, with 20.9% of all forecasted investment, or a total of US$75.8 billion. British investment consists of six mining projects: Anglo-American at...

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Fujimoristas jump ship

A growing number of prominent members of Fuerza Popular (FP), the fujimorista party, are cutting their ties, aware that the brand has become toxic. Among the most recent to do so are Rosa Baltra, Nelly Cuadros and Yeni Vilcatoma. All three have announced their...

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To re-elect or not to re-elect…

Whether or not a member of the dissolved Congress can legally run as a candidate for the new Congress in January is a matter of heated debate. A number of former congressmen, beginning with APRA’s Mauricio Mulder, have put their names forward as candidates, as have...

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Nuevo Perú allies with Juntos por el Perú

Last week we reported on splits within Nuevo Perú over its leadership’s choice of alliances with either Perú Libre (led by Vladirmir Cerrón) and/or Juntos por el Perú (led by Yehudi Simon). On 1 November, the alliance with Juntos por el Perú was formally announced....

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Government outlines programme for 2020 and 2021

President Martín Vizcarra and Prime Minister Vicente Zeballos on 30 October presented the government’s policy priorities between now and the end of Vizcarra’s term in July 2021. They did so, not before Congress (now dissolved) but at the presidential palace. Apart...

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