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2006-03-26 22:10:43

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Ollanta Humala, a radical nationalist former army officer campaigning to increase state control of the economy, extended his lead slightly in Peru's presidential race, as his rural support grew, a poll showed on Sunday. According to the Apoyo survey, 33 percent of those questioned said they would vote for Humala on April 9, a 1-point increase from a poll released on March 19 and an 8-point climb since early February. However, that is still less than the 50...

2006-03-19 13:03:17

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Ex-army nationalist Ollanta Humala, campaigning to restrict foreign investment in Peru, has retaken the lead against center-right lawyer Lourdes Flores in Peru's presidential race, winning over undecided voters, a poll released on Sunday showed. According to the Apoyo survey, 32 percent of those questioned said they would vote for Humala on April 9, a 2 percentage point rise from a poll released on March 12 and a 7-point surge since early February. However,...

2006-02-08 12:36:41

By Mary Milliken AREQUIPA, Peru (Reuters) - They may be poor and tired, but the women who have come to hear Lourdes Flores talk about her plans to become Peru's first female president are no pushovers. "We are listening to the message of Senora Lourdes, but these people always promise to work with the poorest, the neediest mothers, and they just don't deliver," said Alejandrina Chunga, sitting at the foot of a gray shantytown in Arequipa, Peru's second largest city. Flores, a...

2006-02-03 14:18:39

By Patrick Markey CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela and the United States have taken relations beyond heated rhetoric by expelling diplomats in a new test to fraying ties between Washington and a world oil power. Flush with petroleum cash and with Cuba as his key ally, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has positioned himself at the center of regional opposition to U.S. President George W. Bush by promoting his socialist revolution as the antidote to U.S. influence. Making...

2006-01-19 18:01:02

By Rodrigo Martinez SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chile's President-elect Michelle Bachelet plans to try to mend traditionally strained relations with northern neighbors Bolivia and Peru, seeking to reduce political volatility that could limit prosperous Chile. Bachelet, a medical doctor and former political prisoner elected president on Sunday, also told Reuters in an interview on Thursday that her first international trip would be to trade partner Argentina. Bachelet said she hoped...

2006-01-13 14:52:54

By Patrick Markey CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Friday branded his Peruvian counterpart a copycat of U.S. President George W. Bush as the two South American leaders traded barbs in a diplomatic spat. Lima recalled its ambassador to Caracas last week to protest Venezuelan meddling in its domestic affairs after Chavez met with Peruvian presidential candidate Ollanta Humala and said he supported his nationalist proposals. This week, after Chavez...

2006-01-10 12:31:41

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Peru's election board on Tuesday rejected a bid by detained former President Alberto Fujimori to run for president in April on the grounds that he is barred from holding public office until 2011. In the government's official gazette, the National Electoral Board cited the ban imposed by Congress in 2001 and said Fujimori has two days to appeal the decision. His supporters said they still would push to register the 67-year-old former leader. "We are going to...

2006-01-06 21:34:00

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Friday brushed aside a diplomatic spat with Peru after Lima recalled its ambassador to protest a visit to Caracas by Peruvian presidential candidate Ollanta Humala. Peru said Chavez meddled in its domestic affairs when he praised Humala, a nationalist former soldier who led a brief rebellion in 2000 and who is now a leading candidate before presidential elections in April. "They have made a scandal in Peru ... because...

2006-01-05 18:48:34

By Robin Emmott LIMA (Reuters) - Peru has recalled its ambassador from Venezuela and accused the country of meddling in its affairs after President Hugo Chavez praised an ex-army nationalist candidate running for president in Peru's April elections. Peru held an all-day meeting with its ambassador to Venezuela to find out how Peruvian presidential candidate, Ollanta Humala, was invited to a ceremony in which Chavez praised him for his platform that seeks to end 15 years of...

2006-01-03 21:23:50

By Patrick Markey CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday promised Bolivian president-elect Evo Morales fuel, economic cooperation and his backing for coca leaf farmers to seal ties between the socialist allies. The Venezuelan leader and Morales, a former coca leaf farmer, have antagonized the U.S. government with their alliance with Cuba and promotion of leftist integration to counter U.S. free-market policies in Latin America. Chavez said...


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