Regions / Latin America & Caribbean
Prior to Sunday's election, over 50% of the people of Peru claimed they would vote for neither Ollanta Humala nor Keiko Fujimori.
Ollanta Humala and Keiko Fujimori will face each other in a second-round vote on June 5.
Eleven percent of the electorate is still undecided.
The UN Cancun climate talks established the groundwork for the Green Climate Fund to help poor nations address climate change.
At the same time that the United States is praising democracy in the Middle East, it is helping to suppress it in Honduras.
Except for populist Ollanta Humala, Peru's presidential candidates leave the public cold.
At the end of December, the first popular uprising in the region against a government of the left took place in Bolivia.
What might have been a high-profile trip heralding a new U.S. partnership with Latin America based on equity and mutual interests turned out to confirm the same old top-down approach to north-south relations.
Over the years, Texaco, now owned by Chevron, dumped nearly 20 billion gallons of toxic sludge in the jungle.
A free-trade agreement that floods Colombia with cheap U.S.-produced grains could drive farmers to coca production.