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Shifter: “[La de Perú] es una situación extrema en la que se elegirá al mal menor”

En esta entrevista con NTN24, Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, examinó la situación actual en Perú, país que se encuentra en medio de una elección presidencial entre los candidatos Keiko Fujimori y Pedro Castillo. La entrevista exploró temas como la corrupción, la polarización política y la desconfianza de la ciudadanía peruana en las instituciones gubernamentales.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

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Shifter: “It is very difficult now to talk about a serious election [in Nicaragua], November 7 will be a complete farce”

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, spoke with Michael Holmes from CNN about the state of democracy in Latin America. The conversation covered how things are evolving in Nicaragua, after opposition leaders were imprisoned by the Ortega Murillo regime, as well as the potential repercussions of the recent elections in Peru and Mexico.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ CNN

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What Will Result From Peru’s Razor-Thin Vote?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring expert viewpoints on Peru’s 2021 presidential runoff vote between Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori.

Cynthia McClintock, Luis Miguel Castilla, Nicolás Saldías, Mariana Zepeda, Beatriz Llanos

Latin America Advisor ˙

Shifter speaks with CGTN on the 2021 Peruvian Presidential Election Video

Shifter: “Neither Keiko Fujimori nor Pedro Castillo can deal with the consequences [of Covid-19] alone”

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, spoke with CGTN about the early exit numbers from the 2021 Peruvian presidential election. The conversation covered what a win for Keiko Fujimori would mean for the future of Peru and Fujimorismo, and what the Peruvian presidential election means to the rest of Latin America.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ CGTN

Women casts in her vote Video

El futuro de la democracia peruana

Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, conversó con Juan Carlos Iragorri de El Washington Post Podcast sobre los potenciales efectos de la segunda vuelta electoral del 6 de junio próximo sobre la democracia peruana. 

Michael Shifter, Juan Carlos Iragorri

Interviews ˙ ˙ El Washington Post Podcast

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Outlook for Peru’s Troubled Democracy

The Inter-American Dialogue welcomed panelists Michael Reid, Adriana Urrutia Pozzi-Escot and Alberto Vergara for an online event, “Outlook for Peru’s Troubled Democracy,” on June 1 to discuss the contested presidential runoff in Peru. As the two candidates, Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori, battle for the presidency, this conversation delved into the deepening political polarization in Peru as well as the ongoing crisis of legitimacy for both candidates. Panelists also explored the election within the context of mounting economic inequality and popular discontent in the wake of Covid-19.

Noelle Whitman

Event Summaries ˙

Women checks where to cast her vote

Peru’s Fraying Democracy

The second round of the Peruvian presidential elections will take place on June 6. Peru, which is suffering the economic and social effects of the pandemic, will choose between Keiko Fujimori, a former lawmaker in her third run for the country’s highest office and Pedro Castillo, a rural teacher and union leader from the northern region of Cajamarca.

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Affairs

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Elections in Ecuador and Peru: Victory for Lasso and First Place for Castillo

In an interview with CGTN America, Michael Shifter discussed the recent elections in Ecuador and Peru. In the former, Guillermo Lasso won the race despite lagging behind Andrés Arauz in the polls, and in Peru, Pedro Castillo unexpectedly won the first round of voting, with Keiko Fujimori coming in second.

Michael Shifter, Rachelle Akuffo

Interviews ˙ ˙ CGTN America

Pedro Castillo (center) won the most votes in the first round of Peru’s presidential election on Sunday.

Who Has the Edge Ahead of Peru’s June Runoff Vote?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the results of the first round of presidential elections in Peru.

Cynthia McClintock, Jo-Marie Burt, Rocío Verástegui, Nicolás Saldías, Will Freeman

Latin America Advisor ˙

Michael Shifter in interview with CGTN discussing Peru's new congress Video

Peru’s New Congress

In a first, Peruvians voted in a legislative election held separately from a presidential ballot. President Martin Vizcarra dissolved the legislature last year, amid an anti-corruption campaign. Michael Shifter spoke with CGTN’s Roee Ruttenberg about the vote and what it means for Peru going forward. 

Michael Shifter, Roee Ruttenberg

Interviews ˙ ˙ CGTN

Martin Vizcarra, president of Peru, during ceremony for new foreign minister Néstor Popolizio Bardales Video

Elections for Congress in Peru

On Sunday, January 26 Peru will hold extraordinary elections for congress after President Martin Vizcarra dissolved it in September last year. Michael Shifter discussed with BBC Newshour what this election means for Peru.  

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ BBC Newshour

Peruvian opposition leader Keiko Fujimori was arrested on Oct. 10. // Photo: TV Perú.

How Well Is Peru’s Gov’t Fighting Corruption?

What does the arrest of Peruvian opposition leader Keiko Fujimori mean for the country’s politics?

Katya Salazar, Francisco Durand, Julio Carrión, Augusto Álvarez-Rodrich

Latin America Advisor ˙