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Peru’s Precarious Politics — The Crisis Deepens

To discuss the implications of this attempted autogolpe for Peru and the region, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted an online event titled “Peru’s Precarious Politics — The Crisis Deepens” on December 15, 2022.

Patrick Springer

Event Summaries ˙

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Grading the Pacific Alliance—What Progress on Cross-Pacific Economic Connectivity?

On December 1, 2022, the Inter-American Dialogue, East Consulting, and Cámara de Comercio Peruano-China cohosted a webinar titled “Grading the Pacific Alliance—What Progress on Cross-Pacific Economic Connectivity?” This event considered emerging developments within the Pacific Alliance, the bloc’s cross-Pacific engagement with Asia, and the level of Asian overseas investment in Pacific Alliance member nations.

Steven Holmes

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What Must Peru’s New President Do to Bring Stability?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on the challenges facing Peru’s new president, Dina Boluarte, following the ouster of her predecessor, Pedro Castillo.

Cynthia McClintock, Francisco Durand, Mercedes Aráoz, Julio Carrión, Augusto Álvarez-Rodrich, Eileen Gavin

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Are South America’s Leftists Willing to Work With the U.S.?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s recent trip to South America.

Arturo Sarukhan, Maria Velez de Berliner, David Castrillón-Kerrigan, Francisco E. González, Christine Sixta Rinehart

Latin America Advisor ˙

Photo of Peru’s Las Bambas mine, which restarted copper production last month following a two-month shutdown due to protests at the site. // File Photo: TV Perú.

How Much Will Protests Threaten Mining Investment?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring viewpoints on how protests in Peru will affect mining investment from countries like China.

Sergio Bitar, Margaret Myers, Jiang Shixue, Maiah Jaskoski, Patricia I. Vásquez, R. Kirk Sherr, Lawrence J. Gumbiner

Latin America Advisor ˙

Peruvian President Pedro Castillo (L), who has been in office just over six months, on Tuesday swore in his fourth prime minister, Aníbal Torres (R). Castillo also named new cabinet ministers. // Photo: Peruvian Government.

What Is Behind the Upheaval in Peru’s Government?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on Peruvian President Pedro Castillo’s changing cabinet.

Cynthia McClintock, Augusto Álvarez-Rodrich, Mercedes Aráoz, Katya Rimkunas

Latin America Advisor ˙

Local opposition to mining projects forced the suspension of several projects last year in Peru. A protest near the Antapaccay copper mine in Espinar province is pictured. // File Photo: Peruvian Government.

Will Protests Keep Roiling Peru’s Mining Industry?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on protests affecting Peru’s copper mining industry.

Luis Miguel Castilla, Pedro Francke, Mercedes Aráoz, Augusto Cauti

Latin America Advisor ˙

Shortages of water have worsened this year in locations including Mexico. // File Photo: Mexican Government.

What Is Being Done About Water Stress in Latin America?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on water stress in Latin America and what regional governments and the private sector are doing to mitigate the effects of droughts.

Devry Boughner Vorwerk, Rebecca Keller, Thomas Rideg, Patricia Urteaga Crovetto

Latin America Advisor ˙

Peru’s new president, Pedro Castillo (R), swore in his prime minister, Guido Bellido (L), on July 29.

What Does Castillo’s Cabinet Mean for Peru’s Direction?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A on new Peruvian President Pedro Castillo’s cabinet and what it means for Peru’s direction.

Francisco Durand, José Gonzáles, Julio Carrión, Mariana Zepeda, Katrina R. Heimark

Latin America Advisor ˙

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Will the Pacific Alliance Strengthen Ties With Asia?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ views on the Pacific Alliance’s trade ties with Asian nations beyond China.

Margaret Myers, Luz María de la Mora, Hari Seshasayee, Benjamin Creutzfeldt, Angela Torres-Andresen

Latin America Advisor ˙

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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

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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