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Vargas Llosa Plans to Campaign Against Fujimori in 2016

September 25, 2014 1:32 pm1 comment
Vargas Llosa Plans to Campaign Against Fujimori in 2016

Mario Vargas Llosa, Peru’s Noble prize-winning author, said Wednesday that he will work on preventing Keiko Fujimori from being elected President in 2016. Vargas Llosa supported President Ollanta Humala when he ran in a second round vote against Fujimori in the 2011 election, narrowly defeating the former congresswoman and daughter […]

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Former Mayor Castañeda Has Big Lead in Race for Lima Mayor

September 23, 2014 1:22 pm0 comments
Former Mayor Castañeda Has Big Lead in Race for Lima Mayor

The former mayor of Lima, Luis Castañeda, continues to have a wide lead over opponents only two weeks before the vote, according to a new poll. A poll published on Monday by Datum said that Castañeda had 57.7 percent support, well-above his next closest rivals. Salvador Heresi, the current mayor […]

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Peru Declares 90-Day Alert Over Chikungunya Virus

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Peru’s government has declared a 90-day national health emergency to provide authorities with tools to prevent an outbreak of the Chikungunya virus, daily Peru.21 reported. “The measure aims to allow the Health Ministry to take measures for prevention and prepare services,” Health Minister Midori de Habich said. The Supreme Decree, […]

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Chilling Exhibition Brings Results and Closure

September 22, 2014 12:42 pm0 comments

An exhibition of clothing opened today in Lima’s most densely populated district, San Juan de Lurigancho, at the SOS Children’s Village.  The event follows a week-long exhibit in downtown Lima, at the Ombudsman’s Office just around the corner from the Foreign Relations Ministry. The exhibition is for identification purposes —the clothing […]

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Peru Says No To Guantanamo Prisoners

September 19, 2014 12:46 pm2 comments

Peru has decided not to accept prisoners from the United States prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, Foreign Relations Minister Gonzalo Gutierrez said. “We think that the moment is not right for the country to participate in a program like this,” Gutierrez said in comments reported by daily Peru.21. Local […]

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Mistura Attendance Down from 2013

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Mistura Attendance Down from 2013

The annual Mistura food festival sold 321,000 tickets this year, a decline of 15% from 2013, as organizers blame road works for the lower attendance. The Peruvian Gastronomy Society, or APEGA, said that the 10 day festival held in Lima’s Magdalena del Mar district attracted a total of 420,000 people, […]

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