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Peruvian President-Elect Visits Cuba

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala has visited Cuba, his last stop on a multi-nation tour ahead of his inauguration on July 28. Mr. Humala met Tuesday in Havana with President Raul Castro and Mr. Castro’s brother, former president Fidel Castro, for talks on various issues. The incoming Peruvian leader also spoke by telephone with Venezuelan President […]

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Peruvian President-Elect Visits Cuba

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala is in Cuba, his last stop on a multi-nation tour. The visit comes a little more than a week before Mr. Humala takes office on July 28. The Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma quoted Mr. Humala as saying he had come to visit a “sister” country and share an open agenda […]

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Peru’s President-Elect to Keep Central Bank Head

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala says he will reappoint Julio Velarde as central bank chief, in an apparent signal to investors that the country’s current economic policies will continue. President-elect Humala made the comment in an interview on local television. He is expected to name his Cabinet on Wednesday. Mr. Humala takes office July 28. Mr. […]

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Obama Meets Peru’s Incoming President

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has met with Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala, who takes office later this month. The White House said Mr. Obama dropped by Wednesday while the incoming Peruvian leader was meeting with U.S. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon. A statement said Mr. Obama emphasized U.S. commitment to supporting Peru implement market-based economic policies […]

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Clinton Meets Peru’s Incoming President

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has met with Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala, who takes office later this month. Secretary Clinton met with the incoming Peruvian leader Wednesday at the State Department. Speaking to reporters, Clinton said the United States looks forward to working with the president-elect when he assumes office in just a short […]

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Clinton to Meet With Incoming Peruvian President

Posted July 5th, 2011 at 7:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials say Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will meet Wednesday with Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala in Washington. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland Tuesday said officials very much welcome Mr. Humala’s visit to the United States and look forward to continuing to strengthen U.S. ties with Peru. The incoming Peruvian president and leftist former army […]

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3 Killed in Peru Airport Clash

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Peruvian hospital officials say three people have been killed in clashes between police and mostly indigenous protesters who tried to occupy an airport in southeastern Peru. A doctor says the three people killed died from gunshot wounds Friday at Manco Capac airport in the city of Juliaca in Puno state. At least 12 people were […]

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Peru’s Christ Statue Plan Angers Lima Residents

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Peruvian President Alan Garcia’s plan to build the world’s tallest statue of Jesus in Lima has angered local residents. The statue is to be 22 meters tall and stand atop a 15 meter base. Residents fear the huge “Christ of the Pacific” statue will mar the scenic view of the Pacific coastline. Lima’s mayor Susana […]

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Peru’s Ex-President Hospitalized

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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The imprisoned ex-president of Peru has been hospitalized because of a relapse in his battle with tongue cancer. Alberto Fujimori, who is serving a 25-year jail term for corruption and rights abuses, was transferred Thursday to a hospital where he is expected to stay for at least three days. Fujimori underwent his fourth tongue cancer […]

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Peru’s Keiko Fujimori Concedes Defeat

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The daughter of imprisoned former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori has conceded defeat following a closely-fought runoff against former leftist army officer Ollanta Humala. Keiko Fujimori Monday said she recognized Mr. Humala’s triumph in Sunday’s election and she salutes his victory. Fujimori also said she wished Mr. Humala luck. With about 90 percent of the vote […]

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