Fujimori manages to stay in lead ahead of Peru election

Apr 8, 2016

Fujimori manages to stay in lead ahead of Peru election

With a surname that sparks fury among some Peruvians and inspires adoration among others, center-right presidential contender Keiko Fujimori has managed to stay atop a turbulent field of candidates ahead of Sunday’s election. The daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori has been able to ...

Vietnam elects prime minister amid big challenges

Apr 7, 2016

Vietnam elects prime minister amid big challenges

Vietnam’s rubber-stamp parliament on Thursday elected Nguyen Xuan Phuc as prime minister, and he takes office at a time of soaring public debt, a worrying budget deficit and China’s growing assertiveness in nearby seas. In a formal vote, 446 of the 490 members in ...

Billions in U.S. remittances a lifeline for many in Mexico

Apr 6, 2016

Billions in U.S. remittances a lifeline for many in Mexico

The billions of dollars in U.S. remittances that Donald Trump is threatening to block to force Mexico to pay for a border wall are a financial lifeline for the Latin American country’s economy and millions of individuals who are supported by relatives up north. ...