Peru’s Democracy Is Dying
Pedro Castillo promised leftist reform. His incompetency has left his country’s democracy on its last legs.
Part III: Who’s in Charge?
Tracing the journey of squid—a $500 million industry in Peru—hundreds of miles from home isn’t as simple as it seems.
Part II: Pota in Paita
From local markets to a processing plant, our team heads to one of the most important squid fisheries in the world: Paita, Peru.
How Squid Explains the State of Our Oceans
Foreign Policy’s new six-part narrative series on global fishing.
Part I: Out to Sea
The race to catch squid off the coast of Peru is increasingly pitting local artisanal fishers against huge multinational fleets.
How Peru Laid the Groundwork for an Oil Spill Disaster
The nation’s unsustainable development model has ignored serious environmental risks.
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.