As Latin America Shifts Left, Leaders Face a Bleak Reality.

All six of the largest economies in the region could soon be run by presidents elected on leftist platforms. Their challenge? Inflation, war in Europe, growing poverty at home.

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Peru’s President Lifts Curfew That Shut Down Capital to Curb Protests

President Pedro Castillo had banned Lima residents from leaving their homes for 24 hours, raising concerns among human rights groups and critics, but demonstrations continued after he backtracked.

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Peru’s Top Court Reinstates Pardon for Former President Alberto Fujimori

The court issued a ruling to release Mr. Fujimori from prison, where he has served less than 15 years of a 25-year sentence for committing human rights abuses.

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Peru Vows to Make Refinery Pay for Oil Spill After Tonga Volcano Eruption

A leak at a refinery tarred miles of Pacific Coast beaches. The company blames waves caused by a distant volcano eruption, but the Peruvian government has vowed to “defend the sea.”

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Oil Spill Triggered by Tsunami Devastates Coast of Peru

Initially said to be seven barrels, the oil spill turned out to be 6,000, the environment ministry said, and has led Peru to call for international aid.

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Leftists Are Ascendant in Latin America as Key Elections Loom

Growing inequality and sputtering economies have helped fuel a wave of leftist victories that may soon extend to Brazil and Colombia.

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Fraud Claims, Unproved, Delay Peru’s Election Result and Energize the Right

A month after polls closed, officials have yet to declare a victor in the presidential vote, as they consider Keiko Fujimori’s demand that ballots be thrown out.

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After a Fraught Election, Peru’s Democracy is Hanging By a Thread

If Pedro Castillo is denied victory, it could trigger widespread unrest and end the country’s democratic experiment.

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Peruvian Election, Still Undecided, Pushes a Democracy to Its Brink

The two presidential candidates are locked in a near tie. One claims fraud and is seeking to have tens of thousands of votes nullified. The other has called his supporters into the streets.

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Left and Right Clash in Peru Election, With an Economic Model at Stake

A leftist former schoolteacher with no governing experience and the right-wing daughter of a jailed ex-president face off for president on Sunday.

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Peru Election for the 5th President in 5 Years Goes to Runoff

Pedro Castillo, a far-left former union activist and teacher, is leading, according to election officials.

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