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    Impeachment Loses Steam in Peru But Finance Chief Still at Risk

    (Bloomberg) — Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra seemed poised to survive impeachment proceedings after opposition lawmakers said they would back away from initial efforts to oust him to avoid escalating a political crisis amid a devastating pandemic. Pro-impeachment leaders who accuse Vizcarra of trying to obstruct a graft probe said they still want him investigated but would no longer support his ouster after a local website reported head of congress Manuel Merino, first in line to replace the president, may have sought the support of the military to remove him from office. The government was quick to seize on the report, which stirred memories of the country‚Äôs past dictatorships, with Cabinet…

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