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The Weekend Behind, the Week Ahead: Vive Le Pen, Don’t Take out Banners in Russia, and Maybe Cabinet Picks

From Mitt Romney to Marine Le Pen, Italian politics to a Colombian peace deal, here's what happened in the world this weekend.

Peruvian presidential candidate for "Fuerza Popular" (Popular Strength) party, Keiko Fujimori, waves during her campaign closing rally in Lima on June 2, 2016. 
Fujimori wil face Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of "Peruanos por el Kambio" (Peruvians for Change) party in June 5 runoff election. / AFP / MARTIN BERNETTI        (Photo credit should read MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images)

Corruption and Legacy in Lima

As voters in Peru head to the polls, the country might elect a controversial candidate — Keiko Fujimori. But has she convinced the electorate that she’s shed the shady past of her father’s presidency?

The drug trafficker Joaquin Guzman Loera, El Chapo, looks at the press, guarded by members of Mexican Navy is moved to a helicopter. El chapo, was arrested Saturday at 6:40 hours at a hotel in Mazatlan, Sinaloa in Mexico city, Mexico, on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Photographer: Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg

From El Chapo to The Snail, Is It Time to Stop Celebrating the Arrests of Drug Kingpins?

Experts have long decried the kingpin strategy, but governments find it difficult to resist.

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Is Jim Kim Destroying the World Bank — or Saving it From Itself?

The good doctor Kim is out to salvage the bank's global relevance. But his radical reforms have critics calling for his head.

Peruvian peasant Maxima Acu??a, 2016 Goldman Prize recipient for the protection of nature, speaks during an interview with AFP on April 25, 2016 in Lima, upon her return from New York.
A subsistence farmer in Perus northern highlands of the Cajamarca region, Acuna has stood up for her right to peacefully live in her plot of land sought by Newmont and Buenaventura Mining to develop the Conga gold and copper mine. / AFP / CRIS BOURONCLE        (Photo credit should read CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Last Year’s Goldman Prize Winner Was Murdered. Could This Year’s Winner Be Next?

The 46-year-old peasant farmer was awarded the prize for blocking a gold mine in Peru.

Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori waves to supporters as she campaigns on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Congresswoman Fujimori, who is running even with former army officer Ollanta Humala in polls before today's election, is banking on the votes of those lifted into the middle class by a decade of region-leading economic growth. Photographer: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A Softer, Gentler Fujimorismo

Can Keiko Fujimori restore her family’s tarnished name?

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It’s the End of the World as We Know It, and the IMF Feels Fine

Is the world's foremost lender of last resort finally ready to give developing countries the power they deserve?

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If a Tree Falls in a National Park …

Activists, journalists, and even Michael Bloomberg have been agitating for Peru to finally make Sierra del Divisor a national park. But would it really save this endangered chunk of the Amazon?

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