Humala on risky road to battle corruption in Peru

Humala on risky road to battle corruption in Peru

LIMA, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has embarked on a politically hazardous course to fight deep-rooted corruption in government and security forces, winning about as many friends as enemies.

Peru upgrades navy, air defenses

LIMA, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Peru is upgrading its key naval assets and acquiring new components for its air defenses as the country grapples with unrest among coca growers in the Amazon.

Peru declares state of emergency

LIMA, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has declared a state of emergency in parts of the Amazon where coca growers have been protesting, officials said.

Peru opts for secure telecom network

LIMA, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Peru has opted for secure wireless broadband networks across the country as part of the government's drive to regenerate regions held back by years of underdevelopment and chronic poverty.

Obama meets Peruvian president-elect

WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama had a brief, unscheduled meeting at the White House Wednesday with Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala.

Humala: Peru not ready for Mercosur

LIMA, June 14 (UPI) -- Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala has gone on record ruling out an early push for membership of the Mercosur trade bloc for his country's emerging economy but leaving the door open for a political tie with the group.

Leftist Humala claims win in Peru election

LIMA, June 6 (UPI) -- Leftist opposition candidate Ollanta Humala proclaimed victory over conservative Congresswoman Keiko Fujimori in Peru's bitter presidential runoff.

Prosecutor: Peru's Humala violated rights

LIMA, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A former Peruvian presidential hopeful was accused of human rights violations while commanding an anti-rebel unit in the 1990s, La Republica reported Thursday.

Peru: Presidential loser leads opposition

LIMA, June 8 (UPI) -- Peruvian presidential loser Ollanta Humala is set to lead the country's political opposition, El Comcerio reported Thursday.

Ethnicity a hot issue in Peruvian election

LIMA, June 3 (UPI) -- As the Peruvian presidential election nears, candidate Ollanta Humala is working to distance himself from his family's allegedly racist views, a report says.

Peru: Garcia gets runoff spot

LIMA, May 3 (UPI) -- Peruvian presidential hopeful Alan Garcia won a runoff spot against front-running candidate Ollanta Humala, El Comercio reported online Wednesday.

Humala to face Garcia in Peruvian election

LIMA, April 26 (UPI) -- Peru's presidential ticket appears set, with former army officer Ollanta Humala leading all candidates heading into next month's second round of elections. Humala's opponent likely will be former President Alan Garcia, El Comercio reported Wednesday. Garc

Peru: Humala won't testify against brother

LIMA, April 24 (UPI) -- Peruvian presidential candidate Ollanta Humala refused Monday to testify against his brother, who is on trial for leading an uprising.

Humala wins early round in Peru voting

LIMA, April 9 (UPI) -- Former Army officer Ollanta Humala has won the first round of presidential elections in Peru, El Comercio reported online Sunday, citing exit polls.
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