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Peruvian presidential candidate Pedro Castillo has claimed victory after the final count confirmed he  had finished just 0.25 per cent ahead of rival Keiko Fujimori. Photograph: Luka Gonzales/AFP

Hard-left candidate Pedro Castillo has claimed victory in Peru’s presidential election after the final count confirmed he had carved out the narrowest(...)

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(...)

A woman arrives to cast her vote at a polling station in northeast Peru. Photograph: Ernesto Benavides/AFP via Getty

Peru’s presidential election outcome was on a knife-edge on Monday, with conservative Keiko Fujimori clinging to a slender lead but socialist rival Pe(...)

An employee operates a forklift truck to stack rolls of paper in the reel store at  Smurfit Kappa in the UK. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Packaging group Smurfit Kappa has acquired Peruvian packaging firm Cartones del Pacifico for an undisclosed sum. Cartones del Pacifico, which employs(...)

 Presidential candidate of Peru Libre party Pedro Castillo: His opponents do not just accuse him of admiring communist Cuba and the chavista regime in Venezuela but  also try to link him to the Maoist guerrillas of Shining Path. Photograph:  Raul Sifuentes/Getty

In Mario Vargas Llosa’s 2016 novel The Neighbourhood, the regime of Alberto Fujimori, which ran Peru in the 1990s, is characterised as “authoritarian,(...)

Andorra’s Ildefons Lima tackles Switzerland’s Eren Derdiyok during a 2018 World Cup qualifier. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

Willie Whitelaw famously complained that political rival Harold Wilson was “going around the country stirring up apathy.” At a continental level a sim(...)

The winning audio documentary examined contrasting experiences of Ireland and Peru during the pandemic. Illustration: Paul Scott

An audio documentary prompted by a photograph of people being restrained by police as they attempted to leave Lima in Peru to avoid Covid-19 has won t(...)

David Hockney: ‘I’m teaching the French how to paint Normandy.’ Photograph: Nathanael Turner/New York Times

“I think it looks terrific,” says David Hockney. “It’s all on one theme, isn’t it? And there’s not many exhibitions like that, really, a show all abou(...)

Elderly citizens wait for their turn to get a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at a centre in Lima this week. Photogrph: Getty

Suffering from a lack of access to vaccines, Latin America is experiencing another surge in coronavirus cases across a region already the hardest hit (...)

Lionel Messi celebrates a goal against Athletic Bilbao with Pedri. Photograph: Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty

Lionel Messi’s wife collected him from Barcelona’s El Prat airport in mid-November after playing a couple of international games in South America. Mes(...)

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