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Peruvian government crushes riots in Lima market

By Armando Cruz, November 7, 2012

Four dead and more than 100 wounded was the outcome of the repression of a riot in La Parada, an old wholesale market in the working class district of La Victoria in downtown Lima.

Humala government outlaws strikes by Peruvian teachers and doctors

By Armando Cruz, September 27, 2012

A pair of wildcat strikes by teachers and doctors has become the latest episode of class struggle to undermine the government of Peru’s nationalist president, Ollanta Humala.

Peru’s President Humala imposes another state of emergency against mine protests

By Armando Cruz, July 10, 2012

Ollanta Humala declared another “state of emergency” in the northern highlands region of Cajamarca to suppress a powerful movement opposing the multi-billion-dollar Conga mining project.

Peruvian government imposes state of emergency to quell mine protests

By Armando Cruz, June 6, 2012

Peruvian president Ollanta Humala has imposed a state of emergency in the province of Espinar in Cusco to quell violent protests over a mining company’s environmental destruction.

Three workers killed in Peru mining protests

By Armando Cruz, Luis Arce, March 29, 2012

On March 15, three workers were shot dead in protests against Peruvian government decrees penalizing those involved in “informal mining.”

Fire kills 29 at rehab center in Lima, Peru

By Luis Arce, February 25, 2012

Twenty-nine people died as the result of a fire that ripped through the “Christ is Love” rehabilitation center located in one of the poorest districts of Lima on January 28.

Thousands march in Peru against US-backed mining project

By Armando Cruz, February 22, 2012

On Friday, February 10, thousands of Peruvians participated in the “Gran Marcha Nacional por el Agua,” or “Grand March for Water,” in downtown Lima.

Peruvian crisis shifts Humala government to the right

By Luis Arce, December 15, 2011

A week after its declaration of a state of emergency in Cajamarca, the replacement of Peru’s prime minister by a retired army officer signals a sharp turn to the right by President Humala’s government.

Humala packs Peruvian cabinet with pro-business figures

By Luis Arce, Armando Cruz, August 16, 2011

Ollanta Humala, who won the Peruvian election on the basis of appeals to nationalism and resentment over social inequality, has filled key posts in his cabinet with representatives of the ruling elite.

Latin stock markets hit hardest by US credit downgrade

By Luis Arce, August 12, 2011

Latin America’s financial markets suffered the most severe losses of any in the world in the “Black Monday” global sell-off that followed the downgrading of US debt.

Peru’s president-elect Humala bows to bankers

By Luis Arce, June 11, 2011

Following his victory at the polls last Sunday, Peru’s president-elect has made it his first priority to reassure capitalist investors, foreign and national, that they have nothing to fear.

Humala beats Fujimori in Peru’s presidential vote

By Luis Arce, June 7, 2011

With nearly 90 percent of the vote counted in the presidential election held in Peru Sunday, the ex-army officer Ollanta Humala emerged as the clear winner.