Peru presidential candidates square off in debate

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    Candidates in Peru’s polarised presidential race have squared off in a televised debate – a week ahead of the runoff vote.

    Opponents of Pedro Castillo say his socialist policies will hurt the economy.

    Critics of conservative contender Keiko Fujimori associate her with corruption – from the time her father was president.

    Al Jazeera’s Marina Sanchez reports from Lima.

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    Peru is a country in South America that’s home to a section of Amazon rainforest and Machu Picchu, an ancient Incan city high in the Andes mountains. The region around Machu Picchu, including the Sacred Valley, Inca Trail and colonial city of Cusco, is rich in archaeological sites. On Peru’s arid Pacific coast is Lima, the capital, with a preserved colonial center and important collections of pre-Columbian art. 

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