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.
Tens of thousands of people gathered for the fourth weekend of protests against President Jair Bolsonaro, who is being investigated for allegedly turning a blind eye to a scheme to embezzle government funds in the purchase of vaccines.
Ecuador President Guillermo Lasso declares a state of emergency in the country's prison system after deadly violence killed at least 22 inmates in jails in southern Guayas province and Cotopaxi province, south of capital Quito.
When tomato fruits are pestered by pests such as caterpillars, a study finds, they emit electrical signals to the main plant which then secretes hydrogen peroxide to make the plant more unpalatable to herbivores.
Tax reform is the issue that in April sparked mass nationwide protests that left more than 60 people dead and the Colombian government is facing accusations of use of excessive force.
Castillo, whose supporters include Peru’s poor and rural citizens, defeated right-wing politician Keiko Fujimori by just 44,000 votes.
The 66-year-old Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro had been complaining publicly since last week about suffering from the hiccups following July 3 surgery on a dental implant.
Argentina's winning goal came in the 22nd minute after Rodrigo de Paul made a long pass to Angel di Maria.
The casualty count comes after several days of heavy gunfire forced some capital residents fleeing their homes and snarled traffic in several neighborhoods.
By cracking down on FARC dissidents, Caracas aims to co-opt the guerrillas as loyalist proxies it can wield as a foreign policy tool.
Argentina hasn't captured a major title since it won the Copa America in 1993, when the team eliminated Colombia on penalties 6-5 in the sem-ifinal after a goalless draw.
Argentina and Colombia will play the other semifinal with only Lionel Messi's team expected to match Brazil's campaign having won five out six Copa America matches.
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