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Exclusive: Peru's interim president eyes new debt amid economic, political crises

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LIMA Peru is planning to raise new public debt in the short term in order to finance the Andean country's deep fiscal deficit and repay interest on old debt in 2021, interim President Francisco Sagasti told Reuters.

Exclusive: Peru's Sagasti says he will not push for referendum on constitution

LIMA Peru's interim President Francisco Sagasti said he will not push for a referendum on changing the country's constitution to solve a biting political crisis that has seen loud calls in street protests over recent weeks for major reform.

Nov 20 2020

Peru's youth has taken down a president. Now they want more

LIMA Grace Yarango is only 18 and she's already helped take down a president. Now she - and many other of Peru's millennials and Generation Z youth - have their eyes on bigger prizes: changes to the constitution and reforming a widely reviled Congress.

Nov 19 2020

Peru's new president sworn in, calls for calm after week of protests

LIMA Peruvian lawmaker Francisco Sagasti was sworn in as interim president on Tuesday, voted for by Congress in an effort to return stability to a country that has seen deadly protests and the departure of two presidents over the last week. | Video

Nov 17 2020

Peru's interim president resigns after protest deaths spark fury

LIMA Peru's interim president Manuel Merino resigned on Sunday after less than a week in office, leaving the country in limbo following lawmakers' demands he step down over two deaths during protests at the sudden ouster of his predecessor. | Video

Nov 16 2020

Peru's presidential lineup: graft probes, suicide and impeachment

LIMA Peru, the world's No.2 copper producer and for years one of Latin America's fastest growing economies, has seen a litany of presidents ousted from office or imprisoned on allegations of corruption over the past three decades.

Nov 15 2020

Dozens wounded in Peru as protesters and police clash amid political crisis

LIMA At least 27 people have been wounded in clashes between police and protestors as thousands of Peruvians took to the streets to demonstrate against the dismissal of President Martin Vizcarra, police and rights groups said on Friday.

Nov 13 2020

Peru protests build as interim president calls for calm

LIMA Peruvian interim President Manuel Merino called for calm as he swore in his new cabinet on Thursday amid protests that have escalated around the country since the abrupt ouster of former leader Martin Vizcarra.

Nov 12 2020

Factbox: Peru's presidential lineup: graft probes, suicide and impeachment

LIMA Peru, the world's No.2 copper producer and for years one of Latin America's fastest growing economies, has seen a litany of presidents ousted from office or imprisoned on allegations of corruption over the past three decades.

Nov 12 2020

Peru's new PM pledges stability as political turmoil threatens recovery

LIMA Peru's new Cabinet took shape on Wednesday as lawyer and long-time politician Ántero Flores-Aráoz agreed to be the Andean country's new prime minister and pledged to hold a steady course amid the recent political upheaval.

Nov 11 2020