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Politics Nov 16Peru’s Congress selects lawmaker from centrist party as new leader
Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Monday in favor of Francisco Sagasti, an engineer from the centrist Purple Party, as the legislature's president.
Politics Nov 16Peru in political crisis as protests push interim president to quit
Who is the president of Peru? The answer to that question Monday is no one. The Latin American nation's political turmoil took a chaotic turn Sunday when interim leader Manuel Merino quit and Congress couldn't decide on his replacement.
World Nov 15Peru’s interim president resigns as chaos embroils nation
The politician agreed to step down after night of unrest in which two young protesters were killed and half his Cabinet resigned. Peruvians cheered the decision, waving their nation’s red and white flag on the streets of Lima and chanting…
World Nov 11Peru ouster throws nation’s anti-corruption drive into doubt
When Peru’s legislature booted President Martín Vizcarra from office this week, they may have done more than just oust a popular leader — they likely put the country’s best chance at making a dent on endemic corruption on hold.
Politics Nov 10Peru swears in new leader as political turmoil continues
Merino's swearing in was met with anger, resignation and protests on the streets of Peru's capital a day after Congress voted to oust popular President Martín Vizcarra.
World Oct 20Argentina passes 1 million cases as virus hits Latin America
At the edge of Argentina in a city known as "The End of the World," many thought they might be spared from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic.
World Sep 18Peru president faces impeachment vote amid pandemic turmoil
Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra’s job is on the line Friday as opposition lawmakers push through an impeachment hearing criticized as a hasty and poorly timed ouster attempt in one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
Politics May 06Maduro airs video of American detained in Venezuela plot
Maduro aired a video of Luke Denman on state television Wednesday in which the 34-year-old Texas native claims he signed a contract with a Florida-based company to train rebel troops and carry out the assault in exchange for up to…
Economy Mar 11Virus could test Latin America’s already ailing economy
China, where the virus emerged, has been making inroads into Latin America over the last two decades. It is now the region's second-largest trading partner, meaning any economic contraction there will have a direct ripple effect.
World Jan 20Guaidó meets Pompeo, condemns Venezuela for links to terrorism
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó joined leaders from the United States and Latin America during a counter-terrorism conference at the General Santander Police Academy in Bogota, Colombia.