Peruvians have begun casting their votes in what's proving to be a contentious presidential runoff election. Opinon polls before the vote showed that Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of jailed former president Alberto Fujimori, had lost an early lead.
Whether or not the pardoning of former dictator Alberto Fujimori was a dirty deal is hardly relevant. Either way, Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has lost the trust of voters in the country, says DW's Uta Thofern.
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.
Peru's former president Alberto Fujimori has been freed after leaving hospital, following a medical pardon. He had been serving a 25-year sentence for corruption and human rights crimes during his time as president.
Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori has asked those he wronged to "forgive" him. His pardon on medical grounds has prompted protests and anger at President Kuczynski.
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