Peru's seemingly boring 77-year-old President is actually a pretty interesting dude
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has family ties to European cultural royalty, Hollywood celebrity, and US politics. He has also spent multiple spells in Peruvian cabinets that have tended to end rather badly.
Why Some Peruvians Worry Keiko Fujimori Will Turn the Country into a Narco Paradise
Keiko, the daughter of imprisoned 1990s strongman Alberto Fujimori, is the favourite to win Sunday’s presidential poll despite accumulating allegations of money laundering and other sketchy dealings involving her closest confidants.
Peru Declares State of Emergency in Its Jungles Due to Rampant Mercury Poisoning
The environment ministry declared the emergency in 11 jungle districts near Peru's border with Brazil, after hair samples from local people revealed levels of mercury up to 16 times what is considered safe.
The Prosecutor Investigating Peru's Powerful First Lady Has Been Fired
Julia Príncipe wanted Nadine Heredia to undergo handwriting tests to see if she penned lists of sums contained in mysterious notebooks amounting to $3 million.
How Bolivia Got Smart and Convinced Poor Farmers to Grow Less Coca
Cultivation of the plant used to manufacture cocaine has declined in Bolivia for the fourth straight year, a success achieved without relying on heavy-handed eradication programs.
Peru and Chile's Maritime Rivalry Triggers Diplomatic Crisis Over Alleged Espionage
The government of Peru lodged an official complaint after it emerged that Peru's military courts had detained two Peruvian naval officers accused of selling information to Chile.