Justices rule against Puerto Rico in fight over criminal law
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Justices rule against Puerto Rico in fight over criminal law

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru’s presidential election went down to the wire, with the final ballots trickling in from abroad and frayed nerves reaching the breaking point as the wait entered its fourth day on Thursday. With 99.5 percent of the polling stations counted, front-runner Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was topping rival Keiko Fujimori, the daughter … Continue reading

Shadow of jailed ex-leader hangs over Peru election
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Shadow of jailed ex-leader hangs over Peru election

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The shadow of an imprisoned former president looms over Sunday’s Peru election, which has become in many ways a referendum on the legacy of Alberto Fujimori’s iron-handed rule in the 1990s. Many of the nation’s rural, indigenous poor have flocked to the support of his daughter Keiko, grateful for her father’s … Continue reading

Peru Catholic society admits sex abuse probe against founder
Latin America & the Caribbean

Peru Catholic society admits sex abuse probe against founder

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A secretive Roman Catholic society with chapters across South America and in the U.S. has revealed under pressure that a Vatican investigator is looking into allegations that its founder sexually molested young recruits. The scandal at the Peru-based Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, or Sodalitium of Christian Life, has close parallels to other … Continue reading

At ‘home’ in Peru, World Bank chief unfazed by slower growth
Latin America & the Caribbean

At ‘home’ in Peru, World Bank chief unfazed by slower growth

CARABAYLLO, Peru (AP) — In the 1990s, Jim Yong Kim would climb the dusty streets and hillsides of this sprawling slum outside Peru’s capital distributing expensive pharmaceutical drugs he’d brought hidden in his luggage to tuberculosis patients. Residents recall the Harvard-trained physician as a smiling do-gooder with basic Spanish and shoes permanently caked with dust. … Continue reading