Maria Cervantes

'No Chavismo here': Peru socialist candidate Castillo seeks to calm jittery markets

Apr 22 2021

LIMA Peruvian socialist presidential front-runner Pedro Castillo assured the Andean nation on Thursday he would not nationalize companies and would honor the rule of law, a move aimed at calming jittery markets after a second opinion poll showed his lead growing against right-wing rival Keiko Fujimori.

UPDATE 2-Socialist surge in election spooks Peru's financial markets

Apr 12 2021

LONDON/LIMA, April 12 Peru's currency tumbled on Monday morning before recovering amid central bank intervention to end the day up a slight 0.1%, while the 2030 sovereign bond hit a more than seven-month low after socialist candidate Pedro Castillo took a shock lead in the first round of the country's presidential election.

Opus Dei, leftist, former goalie: who's who in Peru election race?

Apr 10 2021

(Corrects last paragraph to show Odebrecht paid bribes instead of taking them)

Analysis: Peru election fog raises investor concerns as sol currency already at record lows

Mar 09 2021

LIMA Uncertainty around Peru's presidential elections next month is heightening concern over the country's sol currency, compounding wider emerging market jitters among investors and dragging the tender to a record low against the dollar.

Peru's famous chefs seek bailout as pandemic shutters restaurants

Feb 17 2021

LIMA Lima's famous Central restaurant, home to some of Peru's most succulent cuisine and an earthy aroma that includes more than one hundred Andean spices and varieties of corn, recently closed its doors to the public amid a fierce second wave of COVID-19 infections.

Peru confirms case of British variant of coronavirus

Jan 08 2021

LIMA, Jan 8 Peru has confirmed the first case of a highly transmissable variant of the coronavirus first found in Britain, the Ministry of Health said on Friday, as cases tick upwards and hospitals in some parts of the country warn of saturation.

Peru and Bolivia see hospitals overflow, cases rise as fears of second wave grow

Jan 06 2021

LA PAZ/LIMA The critical-care wards of major hospitals in Peru and Bolivia stand at or near collapse after end-of-year holidays, reflecting wider regional public health capacity concerns as much of Latin America struggles to secure adequate COVID-19 vaccine supplies.

Protest blocks $530 million worth of copper from MMG's Peru mine -association

Jan 06 2021

LIMA (Reuters) -A three-week-long roadblock protest by locals has prevented Las Bambas mine in Peru, run by Australia-based MMG Ltd, from exporting 189,000 tonnes of copper concentrate, a mining association leader said on Tuesday.

Peruvian minister raises 'controversy' over Pfizer vaccine liability clause

Jan 05 2021

LIMA Peru's health minister said on Tuesday that "controversy" had arisen over a liability waiver in the country's negotiations to obtain COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer Inc.

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