Peru
Peruvian national police evict homeless families with tear gas

On the morning of April 28, a contingent of 2,700 police officials attacked and evicted the 10,000 homeless people living in Lomo de Corvina

Thousands of houseless Peruvians forced to live in temporary camps

Over 10,000 Peruvians, who lost their livelihoods during the COVID-19 pandemic, have sought refuge in temporary camps set up on abandoned land in the ​​Lomo de Corvina area, in the Villa El Salvador district, situated on the outskirts of the capital Lima.

Opinion poll suggests Pedro Castillo’s victory in the upcoming Peruvian elections

According to the opinion poll conducted by Ipsos Peru, Pedro Castillo is leading the voting intention with 42% of the votes, while his rival Keiko Fujimori follows him with 31% of the votes

Finally, a popular Left born in Peru

Sociologist Ricardo Jiménez A. discusses the significance of the electoral victory of Pedro Castillo and what it represents for the left in Peru

Left candidate Pedro Castillo wins first round of presidential elections in Peru, heads to run-off

According to the preliminary results by the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE), Pedro Castillo of the left-wing Free Peru party won 18.9% of the votes. It is still unclear who his opponent will be as three candidates are technically tied for second place

What to expect in Peru’s general elections on Sunday

Ahead of the general elections in Peru on April 11, we look at the leading candidates, their backgrounds and their proposals to deal with the crises facing the country

Peruvian health workers’ strike enters third week

Since January 13, thousands of healthcare professionals from a dozen health workers’ unions have been carrying out an indefinite national strike, demanding a greater budget for the public health sector and better working conditions, among other demands

Peruvian health workers embark on an indefinite strike

The healthcare professionals are demanding a greater budget for the public health sector in 2021 given the unprecedented situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Peruvian authorities confirm police responsibility in murder of agricultural worker amid strike

Since the beginning of December, hundreds of agricultural workers have been carrying out a strike demanding labor rights and better working conditions. Since then, 3 agricultural workers have been killed in various incidents of police repression

Peruvian agricultural workers’ strike met with violent repression

Agricultural workers are mobilizing to demand that the Peruvian government and Congress follow through on their promise to pass a law granting labor rights and ensuring better working conditions for workers in this sector

Concern in Peru over the increase in number of missing women and girls

According to a recent report by the ombudsman’s office, more than 5,000 women, girls and adolescents have been reported missing in Peru between January and November 2020

Peru has a new interim president but social movements demand ‘refoundation’

Francisco Sagasti was chosen as interim president by Congress on Monday. This follows the resignation of interim president Manuel Merino after mass outrage over the assassination of two protesters by the police on Saturday

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