Peruvians head to the polls to pick their next president

June 04, 2021

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A vendor sells hats at the closing campaign rally for Free Peru party presidential candidate Pedro Castillo in Lima, Peru, Thursday, June 3, 2021. The former rural school teacher will face rival candidate Keiko Fujimori in a June 6 election.

A vendor sells hats at the closing campaign rally for Free Peru party presidential candidate Pedro Castillo in Lima, Peru, Thursday, June 3, 2021. The former rural school teacher will face rival candidate Keiko Fujimori in a June 6 election. 

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Peruvians will choose a new president this Sunday, amid one of the biggest economic downturns of the pandemic across Latin America. And, the world marks the 40th anniversary of the HIV pandemic. On June 5, 1981, the US reported the first cases of HIV and AIDS that would turn the world upside down, killing at least 32 million people. The Biden administration is fast-tracking some asylum cases along the US-Mexico border, but some advocates are raising concerns about fairness. Also, a new documentary called “The Six'' highlights the lives of six Chinese survivors aboard the Titanic, and why their stories were neglected for years.

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