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  • LIMA, May 17- The top U.S. trade official is not losing hope for congressional approval of a sweeping pan-Pacific free trade agreement this year despite strong anti-trade rhetoric in the U.S. presidential campaign that may be influencing reluctant lawmakers. Trade Representative Michael Froman told Reuters in an interview in Lima, Peru, that he continues to...

  • LIMA, May 12- Index provider MSCI Inc on Thursday announced it will keep Southern Copper Corp in its Peru group rather than moving it to its U.S. securities index, a move that will likely boost Lima's bourse. MSCI is scheduled to decide whether to move Peru to its higher-risk frontier market index on June 14. Southern Copper, which is incorporated in the United States...

  • LIMA, May 12- Index provider MSCI Inc on Thursday announced it will keep Southern Copper Corp in its Peru group rather than moving it to its U.S. securities index, a move that will likely boost Lima's bourse. MSCI is scheduled to decide on whether to move Peru to its higher-risk frontier market index on June 14. Southern Copper, a mining company incorporated in the...

  • LIMA, May 12- Index provider MSCI Inc said on Thursday that it decided not to move Southern Copper Corp to its U.S. securities index, keeping it instead in its Peru index in a move that will likely boost the Lima bourse.

  • LIMA, May 8- Peruvian presidential contender Keiko Fujimori has a slight lead over rival Pedro Pablo Kuczynski ahead of the June 5 run-off election, according to a poll published on Sunday. President Ollanta Humala's term ends on July 28 and the two candidates vying to succeed him have both promised to boost growth through infrastructure spending.

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  • LIMA, April 12- Brazil- based Votorantim Industrial SA raised its stake in the Peruvian polymetallic miner Milpo to 80.24 percent from 60.07 percent in a 579 million sole acquisition of shares, the company said on Tuesday. Votorantim, Brazil's largest diversified industrial conglomerate, paid 2.18 soles a share in the transaction. Votorantim has been taking...

  • LIMA, April 11- Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of a jailed former president, led Peru's election on Sunday but probably faces a tight run-off against centrist economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in a vote that would protect the country's free-market economic model. Fujimori, whose father Alberto was Peru's authoritarian leader throughout the 1990 s, fell far short...

  • LIMA, April 11- Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of a jailed former president, led Peru's election on Sunday but she likely faces a tight run-off against centrist economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in a vote that would protect the country's free-market economic model. Fujimori, whose father Alberto was Peru's authoritarian leader throughout the 1990 s, fell well...

  • LIMA, April 10- Keiko Fujimori, the conservative daughter of jailed former president Alberto Fujimori, won the first round of Peru's presidential election on Sunday but she will likely face center-right economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in a tight run-off. A quick count by polling firm Ipsos said Fujimori had 39.6 percent of the vote with Kuczynski on 21.5...

  • LIMA, April 7- With a name and history that spark fury among some Peruvians and adoration among others, center-right presidential contender Keiko Fujimori has managed to stay atop a turbulent field of candidates. But while the 40- year-old daughter of imprisoned ex-president Alberto Fujimori has had the unswerving support of about a third of Peruvians for...

  • *Great Barrier Reef, Machu Picchu among sites at risk. OSLO, April 6- Industrial activity such as mining and logging threatens almost half of the world's natural World Heritage sites, from Australia's Great Barrier Reef to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru, the WWF conservation group said on Wednesday. The WWF findings are far higher than the 18 natural sites...

  • LIMA, March 30- Peruvian President Ollanta Humala raised the minimum wage on Wednesday by 13 percent to 850 soles per month, effective May 1, following pay-increase proposals by the country's presidential candidates. It was 600 soles at the start of his five-year term, which ends on July 28. Presidential contender Pedro Pablo Kuczynski praised the new minimum...

  • WASHINGTON, March 14- Peru has agreed to lift its remaining safety barriers to U.S. beef exports, further opening one of the fastest- markets in Latin America to U.S. ranchers, Obama administration officials said on Monday. Peru will now allow beef and beef products from all federally inspected U.S. establishments to be eligible for export to Peru, Vilsack and...

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  • HUANCAVELICA, Peru, March 4- Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of Peru's imprisoned former president Alberto Fujimori, is the frontrunner in this year's election but her links to his authoritarian rule could derail her in a likely run-off vote. Languishing in a prison on the outskirts of the capital Lima, the 77- year-old Alberto Fujimori remains a deeply divisive...

  • BRASILIA, Feb 29- Brazil's justice minister has resigned amid a firestorm in the ruling Workers' Party over his failure to curb a corruption probe that has targeted prominent figures including the country's popular former president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Jose Eduardo Cardozo, who had served as justice minister since 2011, will be replaced by Wellington...

  • SAO PAULO/ RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 22- Brazilian police said they issued an arrest warrant for President Dilma Rousseff's campaign manager on Monday, complicating her fight to survive an investigation into her re-election in 2014 and stave off impeachment by Congress. The investigation of campaigner Joao Santana, known as "the maker of presidents" in Latin America,...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- The World Bank on Thursday approved $2.5 billion in new three-year credit lines for Peru to bolster the country's finances as it struggles with slowing growth and fiscal pressures brought on by the collapse of commodities prices. The World Bank said the two facilities approved by its executive board, each for $1.25 billion, are contingency...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- The World Bank on Thursday approved $2.5 billion in new three-year credit lines for Peru to bolster the country's finances as it struggles with slowing growth and fiscal pressures brought on by the collapse of commodities prices. The World Bank said the two facilities approved by its executive board, each for $1.25 billion, are contingency...