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Peru has a new president, its fifth in five years – who is Pedro Castillo?

  • Written by Catesby Holmes, International Editor | Politics Editor, The Conversation US
imageOn the campaign trail, Pedro Castillo often wore a straw-palm hat typical of Peru's rural Cajamarca region, where he is from. Ricardo Moreira/Getty Images

A 51-year-old farmer and teacher who wears a traditional Andean palm-straw hat takes office as Peru’s president on July 28, 2021, after a bitterly contested election.

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