Peru has suffered years of political upheaval and a series of corruption scandals saw three different presidents in office in a single week last November.
The massive Nazca lines were made by ancient people 2000 years ago and continue to exist without any damages to date. No one has been able to fully explain the meaning of these lines
Pedro Castillo, a rural schoolteacher, has promised to upend a quarter-century of neo-liberal government. Castillo said he would send a bill to parliament with a view to organising a referendum on replacing the constitution.
Leftist political novice is sworn in as country's fifth president in three years as it celebrates 200th anniversary of independence.
Castillo, whose supporters include Peru’s poor and rural citizens, defeated right-wing politician Keiko Fujimori by just 44,000 votes.
Uncertainty over the June 6 vote mounts as supporters of socialist Pedro Castillo and right-wing rival Keiko Fujimori take out rallies.
Political tensions remain high in Peru following the June 6 election in which socialist Pedro Castillo declared himself the winner. But his rival conservative Keiko Fujimori has levelled accusations of election fraud.
The bus fell all the way to the bottom of a 400-metre ravine, leaving bodies scattered across the slopes of a hill in the desert region, press reports say.
Under Peruvian law, an election victory for Keiko Fujimori would see graft charges suspended until after her term, but defeat would see her go to trial.
Right-wing presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori raises allegations of "irregularities" and "signs of fraud" in Sunday's run-off election as her rival, the far-left trade unionist Pedro Castillo, took a razor-thin lead in the vote count.
The statistical tie had Fujimori leading with 50.3 percent of the vote, while Castillo had 49.7 percent, within the margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points, according to the poll.
The polarising runoff contest between rural teacher Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori, making her third run for the presidency, comes after the government’s admission that Covid-19 deaths are at least 2.5 times higher than previously acknowledged.
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