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Peru's president touts economy after protest

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's economy has the tools to continue growing even as an era of high metals prices ends, President Ollanta Humala said on Sunday, a day after the largest protest of his two-year term.Full story

Peru's first lady firmly denies 2016 presidential bid

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's powerful first lady Nadine Heredia on Friday made her strongest denial yet that she will run for president in 2016, responding to criticism that she might try to have an anti-nepotism law thrown out so she could launch a bid. Full story

Analysis: Peru leader's $11.5 billion gas project faces snags

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru has abundant natural gas reserves, but President Ollanta Humala's $11.5 billion plan to use them to transform the country's underdeveloped south is facing mounting hurdles. Full story

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