Peru chooses its third president in a week amid political crisis

November 17, 2020

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Peru's new President Francisco Sagasti is shown among a large crowd of people while wearing a face mask and waving.

Peru's new President Francisco Sagasti waves to the crowd after he was designated by Congress to lead the nation, in Lima, Peru, Nov. 16, 2020.

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Peru appears to be emerging from a political crisis. The new President Francisco Sagasti — who is the third president in a week — is someone who many hope will restore some stability to the country. And, Hurricane Iota made landfall in Nicaragua on Tuesday and is expected to bring up to 30 inches of rain onto already saturated areas, creating life-threatening flash flooding. Also, a new monument in Berlin of a Korean "comfort woman" is aggravating a deep rift between Japan and South Korea, with Germany stuck in the middle. 


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