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2008-07-01 09:00:50

Peruvian miners strike for more profit sharing LIMA, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Some 85,000 mining workers in Peru started an nationwide strike with an indefinite term Monday, pressing Congress to pass a bill that would improve their benefits. The Federation of Peruvian Mining Workers, Peru's largest mining union, wants Congress to approve a law to eliminate caps on employee profit sharing so they can benefit more from the record high metals prices. The government of Peruvian President Alan...

2006-08-10 16:26:15

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush launched a new global campaign on Thursday to combat kleptocracy, or rampant government corruption, which he said undermines democracy and development in poor countries. "Kleptocracy is an obstacle to democratic progress, undermines faith in government institutions, and steals prosperity from the people," Bush said in a statement. Bush's National Strategy To Internationalize Efforts Against Kleptocracy follows the agreement by the Group...

2006-06-04 10:41:15

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Peruvians began to vote on Sunday in a presidential run-off pitting a former leader who brought on economic ruin in the 1980s against an ex-army nationalist promising a revolution against the rich. Polls show center-left former President Alan Garcia is likely to beat Ollanta Humala in a bitterly fought election that has included street fights, egg-throwing and a shootout between rival supporters. Peruvians are expected to choose Garcia --...

2006-06-03 23:56:39

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Peruvians looked set to elect former leader Alan Garcia by a narrow margin in a presidential runoff on Sunday but with almost a tenth of voters undecided, pollsters gave ex-army nationalist Ollanta Humala an outside chance of victory. Following a campaign that included fights, egg-throwing and a shootout between rival supporters, voters must choose between Humala's promises of a revolution for the half of Peru's 27 million people who are poor...

2006-05-23 05:02:27

LONDON (Reuters) - The U.S.-led war against terrorism has sparked a rise in human rights abuses as countries turn a blind eye to violations by their allies, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Accusing countries such as the United States of double standards, the group said in its annual report for 2006 that their credibility had been weakened by reports of prisoner torture in third countries and other rights abuses. Rights groups have often accused governments backing the war...

2006-05-23 05:52:26

LONDON (Reuters) - The U.S.-led war against terrorism has sparked a rise in human rights abuses as countries turn a blind eye to violations by their allies, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. Accusing countries such as the United States of double standards, the group said in its annual report for 2006 that their credibility had been weakened by reports of prisoner torture in third countries and other rights abuses. Rights groups have often accused governments backing the war...

2006-05-19 14:11:33

By Antonio de la Jara SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Disgraced former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori met with family and lawyers on Friday, a day after being granted bail despite concerns that he remains a flight risk. Fujimori insisted he would not try to flee Chile after a ruling by the nation's top court granted him $3,000 bail while he fights Peru's bid to have him extradited for trial on human rights and corruption charges. Fujimori had been in low-security confinement in...

2006-05-18 18:07:15

By Antonio de la Jara SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - A beaming Alberto Fujimori, Peru's ex-president, was granted bail on Thursday and left a Chilean jail where he was held for six months, angering Peruvian officials seeking his extradition. Chile's Supreme Court set $3,000 bail for Fujimori, 67, detained while Peru tries to extradite him to face human rights abuse and corruption charges. Under conditions of the bail, he cannot leave Chile. Fujimori, who is both revered and reviled in...

2006-04-12 16:33:19

By Kevin Gray LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - When construction worker Luis Garcia cast his ballots in Peru's last two presidential elections, he was swayed by candidates some people derisively called the "unknown." "I don't fear people without political experience," he said. "It's the traditional politician who worries me. I know what he does: represent the rich at the expense of the poor." In recent years, Peruvians have shown a penchant for choosing political newcomers as president....

2006-04-10 10:40:40

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Ollanta Humala, a former army commander who has polarized Peru with his calls to redistribute its wealth to the poor, led the presidential election in a tight three-way race, official results showed on Monday. With nearly 67 percent of the votes tallied, Humala, an ally of leftist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, had 28.7 percent. Pro-business conservative Lourdes Flores was second with 25.78 percent, followed by left-of-center former...


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