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Peru's Keiko Fujimori vows to 'end her silence' as she is jailed again

29 Jan 2020

LIMA As Peruvian authorities detained opposition leader Keiko Fujimori on Tuesday night for a new 15-month jail term, the politician published a pre-recorded video alleging "persecution" and vowing to "end her silence" on the case.

Peru elects deeply split Congress with right-of-centre tilt

27 Jan 2020

LIMA Peruvians elected a fractured Congress with no clear leadership on Sunday, split among 10 parties with a centre-right party grabbing the most seats with a tally of 24 out of 130, an Ipsos count of vote data reported by domestic media showed.

Peruvians to vote for new Congress as country seeks to turn page on crisis

25 Jan 2020

LIMA Peruvians will head to the polls on Sunday to choose a new Congress that will be in place for just over a year, as the copper-rich South American nation seeks to overcome a political crisis that led to the closure of parliament.

Peruvian mining minister says lithium mining regulation 'ready this year'

16 Jan 2020

LIMA Peruvian energy and mining minister Juan Carlos Liu said on Thursday he was confident Peru would have regulations for the exploitation of lithium ready in the coming year.

UPDATE 2-Peruvian mining minister says lithium mining regulation 'ready this year'

16 Jan 2020

LIMA, Jan 16 Peruvian energy and mining minister Juan Carlos Liu said on Thursday he was confident Peru would have regulations for the exploitation of lithium ready in the coming year.

Peruvian mining minister says copper production up 4% in 2019

16 Jan 2020

SANTIAGO, Jan 16 Peruvian energy and mining minister Juan Carlos Liu said copper production rose by 4% to 2.5 million tonnes in 2019 from 2.4 million tonnes in 2018.

Peru economy grows 1.86% in November, slowest since May

15 Jan 2020

LIMA, Jan 15 Peru's economic activity grew 1.86% year-on-year in November, the government said on Wednesday, its lowest rate since May, as an uptick in the key mining sector failed to counteract a slump in manufacturing and construction.

Peru's top court says Vizcarra's closure of Congress was legal

14 Jan 2020

LIMA In a win for Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra, the country's top court ruled on Tuesday that his dissolution of Congress amid a long-running standoff with lawmakers was legal.

Lima Group backs Guaido re-election as Venezuela's Congress splits

06 Jan 2020

LIMA The Lima Group regional bloc said on Monday it backed the re-election of opposition leader Juan Guaido as head of Venezuela's Congress after Nicolas Maduro's socialist government forced a separate vote imposing a new leader of the legislative body.

Peruvian government firms up labour laws after McDonald´s deaths

28 Dec 2019

LIMA Peru´s government on Friday night announced measures to strengthen penalties for companies found responsible for workplace accidents, days after two McDonald´s franchisee workers died in one of its restaurants.

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