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Peru opposition leader detained, cries 'political persecution'

11 Oct 2018

LIMA Peruvian opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of former autocrat Alberto Fujimori, was arrested on Wednesday as part of a far-reaching campaign financing probe, striking a fresh blow to the country's most powerful conservative movement.

RPT-Bolivia to pick new junior partner on lithium in coming weeks -official

05 Oct 2018

LA PAZ, Oct 5 Bolivia will choose a new junior partner in the coming weeks to help industrialize its lithium deposits from among seven companies that submitted proposals, including the German firm ACI Systems GmbH, according to a government official.

Bolivia to pick new junior partner on lithium in coming weeks -official

05 Oct 2018

LA PAZ, Oct 5 Bolivia will choose a new junior partner in the coming weeks to help industrialize its lithium deposits from among seven companies that submitted proposals, including the German firm ACI Systems GmbH, according to a government official.

Peru's Congress renews confidence in cabinet in rare victory for president

20 Sep 2018

LIMA Peru's opposition-run Congress renewed its confidence in the government of centrist President Martin Vizcarra late on Wednesday, averting a political crisis that would have cost him his cabinet and triggered new legislative elections.

Peru president's call for confidence vote not a power grab - minister

19 Sep 2018

LIMA Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra decision to trigger a legislative procedure that could allow him to dissolve Congress is not a power grab but a constitutional way to pressure lawmakers to pass urgent reforms, his foreign minister said in an interview.

Informant says Peru soccer chief paid off judge - document

30 Aug 2018

LIMA An informant in a probe of Peru's judiciary has testified that FIFA's top representative in the South American nation paid a judge in exchange for his help winning exclusion from a murder investigation, according to a statement to prosecutors seen by Reuters.

Ecuador, Peru tighten entry requirements for Venezuelans as influx swells

17 Aug 2018

QUITO/LIMA Venezuelans entering Ecuador and Peru will soon be required to show their passports, rather than national identity cards, the Ecuadorean government and Peruvian official sources said on Thursday, amid concerns over an influx of economic migrants.

Ecuador, Peru tighten entry requirements for Venezuelans as influx swells

17 Aug 2018

QUITO/LIMA Venezuelans entering Ecuador and Peru will soon be required to show their passports, rather than national identity cards, the Ecuadorean government and Peruvian official sources said on Thursday, amid concerns over an influx of economic migrants.

Peru's new president spurns opposition proposals on referendum

10 Aug 2018

PUCALLPA, Peru Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra has rejected calls to include measures proposed by opposition lawmakers in a national anti-corruption referendum that would bar them from serving consecutive terms in Congress.

Peru president expects lithium, uranium mining laws passed in six months

10 Aug 2018

PUCALLPA, Peru Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra told Reuters his government will likely pass laws within six months needed to tap a new lithium and uranium deposit, removing a major hurdle for Canadian miner Plateau Energy Metals' proposed $800 million mine.

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