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Peru presidential election: Castillo’s health status puts first debate with Fujimori on hold

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The debate to which the Peruvian presidential candidates Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori challenged each other, scheduled for May 1st, 2021, is in doubt after the leftist leader suffered respiratory issues that forced him to suspend his activities in Lima and undergo medical examinations.

“Dear compatriots: I thank you for convening yourself today in different places in Lima. However, due to health issues, I inform you, with regret, that I will not attend. My hug and apologies to all those who came,” Castillo said in a message posted Thursday on Twitter.

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