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.
Why Is Trump Going Soft on Hezbollah?
Barack Obama did too little to curb the militant group, especially in Latin America. Donald Trump should do more.
The Weekend Behind, the Week Ahead: Vive Le Pen, Don’t Take out Banners in Russia, and Maybe Cabinet Picks
From Mitt Romney to Marine Le Pen, Italian politics to a Colombian peace deal, here's what happened in the world this weekend.
Corruption and Legacy in Lima
As voters in Peru head to the polls, the country might elect a controversial candidate — Keiko Fujimori. But has she convinced the electorate that she’s shed the shady past of her father’s presidency?
From El Chapo to The Snail, Is It Time to Stop Celebrating the Arrests of Drug Kingpins?
Experts have long decried the kingpin strategy, but governments find it difficult to resist.
Is Jim Kim Destroying the World Bank — or Saving it From Itself?
The good doctor Kim is out to salvage the bank's global relevance. But his radical reforms have critics calling for his head.
Last Year’s Goldman Prize Winner Was Murdered. Could This Year’s Winner Be Next?
The 46-year-old peasant farmer was awarded the prize for blocking a gold mine in Peru.