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Peru's Vizcarra begins presidency with 57 pct approval rating

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LIMA Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra kicked off his presidency with a 57-percent approval rating, according to an Ipsos poll published in a local newspaper on Sunday.

U.S. trade chief Lighthizer cancels trip to summit in Peru

WASHINGTON U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has canceled his attendance at the Summit of the Americas in Peru starting on Friday, a USTR spokeswoman said on Thursday, after President Donald Trump pulled out of the meeting earlier this week.

Politics, Election 2016 Apr 12 2018

Chinese ambassador warns U.S. not to drag Latam into trade dispute

LIMA China's ambassador to Peru warned on Wednesday that it would be disrespectful for the United States to drag Latin America into its trade dispute with Beijing, but told Reuters a potential trade war between the world's top two economies could bolster the region's exports.

World, China Apr 11 2018

Peru's pardoned Fujimori says has tumor, denies political comeback

LIMA Peru's former leader Alberto Fujimori, who was pardoned for corruption and human rights abuse and freed from jail in December, ruled out a return to politics on Friday evening and said doctors had discovered a tumor in his lungs.

Apr 07 2018

Peru to Maduro: You're still not welcome at Summit of Americas

LIMA Peru's new foreign minister said on Tuesday that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was still not welcome to attend a regional summit in Lima next week, upholding a decision by Peru's disgraced former president.

Apr 03 2018

Peru's Vizcarra unveils new Cabinet, wins praise from opposition

LIMA Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra swore in an entirely new Cabinet on Monday that was praised by the rightwing opposition as a way to reset the once rocky relations between the executive and legislative branches that helped bring down his predecessor.

Apr 02 2018

Peru's Vizcarra to name opposition lawmaker as prime minister -sources

LIMA Peru's new President Martin Vizcarra will appoint an opposition lawmaker as his prime minister next week as he seeks to bridge deep political divides and ensure his administration can govern with the opposition-run Congress, two sources said Wednesday.

Mar 28 2018

Peru's new president leaves summit ban on Maduro up to diplomats

LIMA Peru's new president fell short of reaffirming that the Andean country will ban Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro from attending a regional summit Peru is hosting next month, saying on Tuesday that he would leave the matter to top diplomats.

Mar 27 2018

Peru's Vizcarra vows to rev up infrastructure spending

LIMA Peru's new president, Martin Vizcarra, promised to rev up government spending on infrastructure and housing destroyed by severe floods more than a year ago, criticizing delays under his recently-toppled predecessor.

Mar 27 2018

New Peruvian leader vows to fight corruption 'at any cost'

LIMA Peru's new President Martin Vizcarra promised to fight corruption "at any cost," two days after his predecessor was toppled by a sprawling graft scandal and constant clashes with the opposition-run Congress.

Mar 24 2018