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Peruvian presidential candidate Pedro Castillo in Lima on Tuesday. Photograph:  EPA

With his huge straw hat and giant yellow pencil, Pedro Castillo has emerged from nowhere to become one of the most recognisable figures in Latin Ameri(...)

 Pedro Castillo of the Peru Libre party celebrates as the first results, according to an exit poll published as the polling stations closed on Sunday, indicated he received the most votes. Photograph: Francisco Vigo/EPA

A far-left activist who advocates widespread nationalisation snatched first place in Peru’s presidential election on Sunday and is likely to face a st(...)