Peru Current Affairs, GK & News

Pedro Castillo: Peru’s new president-elect

Pedro Castillo has been announced as Peru’s new president-elect, six weeks after a polarising vote in which, Keliko Fujimori, Castillo’s right wing rival, had alleged electoral fraud.   Key Points The official count was released on Monday which Castillo has defeated Fujimori. Castillo’s supporters include Peru’s poor and rural citizens Fujimori after her defeat now ..

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Miss Universe 2020

Andrea Meza of Mexico was crowned the Miss Universe, 2020. The 69th edition of Miss Universe was held on May 16, 2021 in Florida, United States. It was cancelled for the first time in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic. Miss Universe, 2020 Andrea Meza beat seventy four contestants from all over the world. Julia Gama ..

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Why did the Peruvian President Manuel Merino resign?

On November 15, 2020, the Peruvian President Manuel Merino was forced out of power (meaning forced to resign). What is the issue? On November 9, 2020, Martin Vizcarra, predecessor of Manuel was impeached by the Peruvian Legislature. He was impeached on the grounds of unproven charges of corruption. Vizcarra is not affiliated with any political ..

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UNESCO World Heritage Site in Peru: Giant Cat Drawing found

The Peruvian archaeologists have uncovered a 37 metre long cat on the famous Nazca lines of Peru. It is a world known UNESCO Heritage site. Key highlights The Nazca lines consists of hundreds of gigantic geoglyph that date back more than 2000 years. The newly discovered cat Geoglyph is older than the ones discovered earlier. ..

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Former UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar passes away

Former United Nations Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar recently passed away at the age of 100, in his native country Peru. The veteran diplomat served as United Nations Secretary General from 1981 to 1991 and led the UN during the Iran-Iraq war and the El Salvador civil war. Recently, Javier Perez celebrated his 100th birthday.

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