Latest Alejandro Toledo Stories

2006-08-15 13:10:50

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo urged U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday to support a trade pact with his country, saying Democratic party concerns about weak labor protections were misplaced.

2006-07-27 14:53:34

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Finance Committee voted unanimously on Thursday to require Peru to fully reopen its market to U.S. beef before a trade pact between the two countries would take effect.

2006-07-04 16:10:41

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Thousands of farmers, some holding pictures of Cuban Revolutionary hero Che Guevara, blocked highways and clashed with police on Tuesday to protest a U.S. trade deal that they say will ruin them financially.

2006-06-28 21:03:58

By Marco Aquino LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Peru's Congress ratified a free-trade deal with the United States on Wednesday that the country's president promptly signed despite noisy street protests, clearing the way for its approval by U.S. lawmakers.

2006-06-05 13:30:21

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Alan Garcia, Peru's new president-elect, pledges to do what few Latin American leaders have achieved: seduce Wall Street with prudent policies and simultaneously lift millions out of poverty.

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.

2006-04-12 12:59:35

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Peru signed a free trade agreement on Wednesday, setting the stage for a potentially tough fight in Congress unless the Bush administration offers Democrats stronger assurances that Lima will abide by international labor standards.

2006-04-08 19:56:30

By Patricia Zengerle LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Truck

2006-04-06 14:20:43

By Patricia Zengerle LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - There have been disturbances during Peru's closely contested presidential election campaign, but not in the streets. This year, the unrest is within the towers of Lima's business districts and the walls surrounding its upscale homes.

2006-04-05 11:30:41

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - A radical nationalist, a leftist ex-president with a dire economic record and a former legislator vying to be Peru's first female president face off at the polls on Sunday, with pledges to end the country's chronic poverty as the common rallying cry.

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