Pedro Castillo

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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 (...)

 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(...)

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