Regions / Peru
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.
Except for populist Ollanta Humala, Peru's presidential candidates leave the public cold.
Democrats and civil society groups won important concessions on the free trade agreement with Peru. But politicians in both countries have undermined those gains.
Washington hues to 50-year-old convention for abolishing a centuries-old indigenous practice.
The U.S. vision for Latin America consists of applying Plan Colombia to the region as a whole.
Key Peruvian ally in U.S. "war on drugs" sentencing to 20 years in prison for running guns to Colombia's FARC upheld.
The CIA's involvement in targeting drug traffickers in Peru and terrorists in Pakistan shares a similar lack of accountability.
Peru's Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of former president Alberto Fujimori for crimes against humanity.
The U.S.-Peru free trade agreement has led directly to government crackdowns and the deaths of indigenous protestors, reports columnist Laura Carlsen.