Peru

Peru and Chile Make Strides Towards Conservation

April 26, 2016

This November, Peruvian president Ollanta Humala signed a decree designating a massive area of the Amazon jungle a new national park.1 Sierra del Divisor National Park, whose an area of 5,470 square miles is greater than the United States’ Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks combined, connects two protected areas on either side of it to finally link together the Andes-Amazon Conservation Corridor.2,3 The green corridor now protects 67 million contiguous acres of pris

Similar Faces in Decisive Peruvian Election

Peruvian presidential, vice-presidential, congressional, and Andean Parliament elections will be held on April 10, 2016.1 Similar to the previous 2011 election, it is predicted that this election will go into a runoff election in early June because none of the candidates will win a majority of the vote. To win in the first round, a candidate will have to win 50 percent of the vote.2

Presidential Candidates Face Run-off Elections in Peru

April 20, 2016

This past Sunday, April 10th, Peruvians headed to the polling booths to cast their votes for the next president. Among the candidates that are running are Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of former president Alberto Fujimori, Pablo Kuczynski, a former prime minister, and the leftist Veronika Mendoza.

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