Keiko Fujimori is a conservative and divisive figure. The daughter of former president Alberto Fujimori – now in jail for crimes against humanity – is leading the polls ahead of Sunday’s presidential runoff.
Speaking in front of thousands of indigenous people Pope Francis decried the reckless destruction of rainforests by mining. Later, with Peru's president and other leaders, he warned of another scourge: corruption.
Opposition parties have initiated proceedings to impeach the Peruvian president over alleged links to the Odebrecht kickback scandal. Kuczynski has denied any association with the Brazilian construction company.
Peru's Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has pulled off a surprise victory against the opposition's bid to oust him from power for his alleged involvement in Brazil's corruption scandal. The motion to impeach fell eight votes short.
Pope Francis is set to visit Chile and Peru on his sixth trip to Latin America. In both countries, the Catholic Church is mired in scandals, and the political situation isn't much better. Dario Menor reports from Rome.
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