Pedro Castillo

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People hold signs that read ‘Béjar Out’. Minister’s resignation is the latest setback for new president Pedro Castillo, who faces a battle to have his cabinet approved by the opposition-dominated congress. Photograph: Gian Masko/AFP via Getty

Peru’s new hard-left president Pedro Castillo saw his rocky start in office worsen this week when he lost his foreign minister after just 19 days to a(...)

Peru’s new prime minister Guido Bellido (left) raises his fist next to  the president of Peru, Pedro Castillo. Photograph: Ernesto Benavides/AFP via Getty

A day after being sworn in as Peru’s president, Pedro Castillo has appointed a far-left lawmaker and member of his Marxist party, Guido Bellido, as pr(...)

The leftist Pedro Castillo (C), accompanied by his formula to the vice presidency Dina Boluarte (L), greets supporters from a balcony after being proclaimed president-elect of the country. Photograph: Paolo Aguilar/EPA

After a bitterly disputed count that lasted 43 days, hard-left candidate Pedro Castillo was finally declared the winner of Peru’s presidential electio(...)

Protest against President Bolsonaro’s handling of the pandemic. Photograph: MIchael Dantas/AFP via Getty Images

In a week which saw Brazil set a new record for daily infections of Covid-19, the country’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, stepped up his campai(...)

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(...)

Peruvian leftist presidential candidate Pedro Castillo of Peru Libre waves to supporters from his party headquarters balcony in Lima on June 8th. Photograph: Gian Masko/AFP via Getty

Peru has been left teetering on the edge of a constitutional crisis as the count of Sunday’s bitterly polarised presidential election descended into l(...)

Supporters of the Peruvian presidential candidate Pedro Castillo carry a big pencil, the symbol of the party,  Tacabamba, Cajamarca region, north east of Peru, on Friday. Photograph: Getty Images

Peruvians will pick a president on Sunday in an election that has divided the country by class and geography, with urban and higher-income citizens pr(...)

 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,(...)

Workers stand next to coffins of Covid-19 victims at El Angel cemetery, in Lima, Peru, in May 2020. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Peru has said its Covid-19 death toll is almost three times as high as it had officially counted, making it one of the hardest-hit nations during the (...)

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