Latin America

Peru’s leftist Castillo claims victory in presidential run-off, condemns rival Fujimori for claims of fraud

Trade union leader Pedro Castillo has declared himself the victor in the Peruvian presidential election. His opponent Keiko Fujimori refused to concede and claimed without evidence that the vote was fraudulent. “The people have spoken,” Castillo told supporters late on Tuesday in front of his Peru Libre party’s headquarters. He …

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Nicaragua arrests two more opposition figures

Authorities in Nicaragua have arrested two more potential presidential challengers to veteran leader Daniel Ortega in elections later this year. Felix Maradiaga and Juan Sebastián Chamorro have been accused of terrorism and plotting against Nicaragua’s sovereignty and independence. They were held under a controversial new security law passed in December …

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