Can Pedro Castillo Save His Presidency?
The Peruvian president’s first months in office have been characterized by chaos, extremism, and—critics say—sheer incompetence.
Peru’s Democracy Is at a Breaking Point
Pedro Castillo, who takes office this month, will likely face a renewed governability crisis as president.
Peru’s Electoral Earthquake
A slate of weak parties has brought a little-known political organizer to the brink of the presidency.
Peru’s New President Will Polarize the Country
Peruvians may gamble on a leftist political unknown or bring a controversial right-wing politician into office.
South America’s Election Super Sunday
“None of the above” is a popular vote in Ecuador and Peru, spelling legitimacy troubles.
Peru’s Election Is About to Make Its Problems Worse
This weekend’s vote will deepen the pandemic-ravaged country’s impasse.
Peru’s Presidential Frenzy Is Threatening Hard-Won Coronavirus Victories
Years of chaos at the top have left governance a mess.
Peru Needs a New Constitution
The country went through three presidents in a week in November—and it might soon have another if it doesn’t pursue a constitutional referendum like neighboring Chile.
Peruvian Presidents Are Becoming an Endangered Species
Political chaos has produced leaders with little power and no support.
China’s Hunger for Seafood Is Now Latin America’s Problem
Massively in debt to Beijing, countries in the region can’t stand up to China to protect their coasts.
The Peruvian Poor Can’t Breathe in the Pandemic
The mountainous country is the hardest-hit in the world, partly thanks to a critical lack of oxygen.
How to Tackle Coronavirus Corruption
Latin American governments have a chance to model a better version of the inspector general, with even greater autonomy, to address graft in the public health sector.
Latin America’s Wave of Protests Was Historic—Then the Pandemic Arrived
The coronavirus and lockdowns have worsened the region’s economic divides—and set the stage for more political upheaval.
Peru’s Civil War Left It Vulnerable to the Pandemic
The country should address the worsening coronavirus crisis with policies that will also repair long-standing inequality.
Peru’s Vote for a New Congress Could Shape the President’s Legacy
After suspending the country’s Congress last fall, new legislative elections could give Martín Vizcarra the support he needs to confront corruption—or lead to renewed political gridlock.
Peru’s National Identity Was Bound Up With Conflict and Corruption for Decades — Then It Qualified for the World Cup.
On our podcast, how a country scores two goals in the soccer tournament and finds redemption.