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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.