COVID-19 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

What is happening in Latin America with vaccine roll-out?

In Latin American and the Carribean region, so far, nine countries have begun inoculating their populations against COVID-19 and all of them are providing free vaccination to all citizens

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 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

Why are Peruvians protesting president Vizcarra’s impeachment?

Martín Vizcarra is far from a ‘progressive’ leader and does not represent the interests of the masses, so why are thousands on the street rejecting his impeachment and even classifying it as a coup?

Is Peru witnessing a parliamentary coup?

What are the forces behind Peruvian president Martín Vizcarra’s impeachment following a rapid and bizarre session of the Congress? Who stands to benefit? Why have thousands taken to the streets to protest?

Peru protests Martin Vizcarra’s impeachment

Thousands have taken to the streets of Peru to protest Martin Vizcarra’s impeachment which many see as an attack on democracy. Vizcarra was impeached on Monday on the basis of corruption charges which have not been proven yet

Peruvian Congress impeaches President Martín Vizcarra; progressive forces call it a coup

The Peruvian Congress impeached Martín Vizcarra on a charges of corruption from his time as governor in 2011-2014. These charges have not been proven yet. Thousands have taken to the streets against the impeachment, calling it an attack on democracy

Peru hit hard by second wave of COVID-19

Peru is reporting more than 7,000 new cases everyday and has the highest per capita death toll in the Latin American and Caribbean region

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