Peru’s president Pedro Castillo  congratulating newly sworn-in prime minister  Mirtha Vásquez  in Lima on Wednesday. Photograph: Peru presidency/AFP via Getty Images

Peru’s leftwing president Pedro Castillo has announced a significant cabinet reshuffle, ousting his divisive prime minister Guido Bellido and distanci(...)

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(...)

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(...)