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President-elect Pedro Pablo Kuczynski won a razor-thin victory by capitalizing on concerns about his competitor's family links to rights abuses under former president Alberto Fujimori.
Lori Berenson was sentenced to 20 years in a Peruvian prison for collaborating with a rebel group. Wednesday night, she left a Peru that is vastly changed since her incarceration, and boarded a flight home to New York.
Twelve other protesters were wounded when police opened fire on a demonstration against the Mexican-owned project.
Seeking better schools, Latin America – the world's most unequal region – is trying models like Teach for America.
Drug trafficking and extortion are expected to increase in Colombia as the government and FARC continue peace talks, and relationships between Guatemalan and Mexican drug gangs could strengthen.
On the final day of negotiations in Peru, countries remain divided over how to divide the emissions cuts that many scientists say are needed to avoid dangerous levels of warming.
From three former presidents under investigation for charges for money laundering to selling pardons, and over 90 percent of Peru's mayors accused of corruption, Peru is facing systemic corruption.
Russia and China may have signed a $400 billion gas supply deal today, but Latin American countries like Chile and Peru are holding out hope Moscow will cast its gaze across the Pacific.
Peru is looking to Middle East investors as it gears up for upcoming auctions for a $6 billion second line of the Lima subway, a $4 billion gas pipeline, and a $500 million international airport in Cusco.
Members of the Union of South American Nations meet today to discuss the crisis in Venezuela. With at least 21 dead amid antigovernment protests, will Venezuela get further regional backing?
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