A broad left coalition in the Andean nation asked supporters to help defeat a right-wing extremist.
The action, emblematic of conflict throughout Latin America between local people and multi-national mining corporations, resulted in violent confrontation.
The most left-wing presidential candidate came from behind and bested a whole array of right-wing candidates to enter a runoff election.
Wikileaks is the gift that keeps on giving, a cornucopia of surprises for politicians and statespersons worldwide. Now it is Peru's turn.
Police kill miners in Peru, Australia blocks refugees, Cuba conserves