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Ms. Fujimori, who is backed by the business community, saw her lead in the Ipsos and CPI polls widen slightly, though it narrowed a bit in the Datum poll. CPI said Ms. Fujimori has a 20-point lead in Lima, the comparatively wealthy capital, while Mr. Humala has a 5-point lead in the provinces.

Mr. Humala has sought to convince voters that he has abandoned his radical past, although critics fear that if he is elected he might roll back years of free-market reforms in Peru’s booming economy.


Diplomatic relations restored with Honduras

MANAGUA — Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega announced late Sunday that his country was restoring diplomatic relations with neighboring Honduras as part of efforts to normalize the situation in the region.

The relations had been severed in the wake of a 2009 coup in Honduras that overthrew leftist President Manuel Zelaya.

Mr. Ortega also recognized current Honduran leader Porfirio Lobo as the country’s legitimate president, a decision that was announced during a regional summit that brought together the leaders of Central American states.

In a statement, Mr. Ortega said the restoration of bilateral relations will be “immediate and full.”

The Nicaraguan president was the only regional leader who did not recognize Mr. Lobo, who assumed power in January 2010 after winning presidential elections hastily arranged in the wake of the coup.


Allende’s body taken from tomb for autopsy

SANTIAGO — Chile has exhumed the remains of President Salvador Allende for an autopsy to determine whether he committed suicide or was assassinated during the 1973 military coup.

The pathologists and the investigative judge removed Allende’s casket from the family’s crypt in the General Cemetery in Chile’s capital. Allende’s two daughters were there as well, each carrying a rose.

Judge Mario Carroza ordered the autopsy after discrepancies were found between the initial police and military reports on his alleged suicide. Allende’s bone fragments will be studied to determine how many weapons were involved in his death.

From wire dispatches and staff reports