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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 ˙

The flags of Pacific Alliance countries, including Mexico and Colombia.

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 ˙

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

Green cover photo of the report

Energy and Mining in the Amazon

The Amazon rainforest, one of the world’s most important ecosystems, faces environmental impacts from hydroelectric dams, oil and gas drilling sites, and mining projects. A new database and analysis by the Inter-American Dialogue reveals that state-owned enterprises, as well as small and mid-sized international companies from a handful of countries, operate the largest share of such projects in the Amazon region, meaning these companies have a substantial influence over the implementation of environmental and social safeguards.

Lisa Viscidi, Sarah Phillips

Reports ˙ ˙ Download the Report

Shifter on CGTN Video

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 ˙

Lisa Viscidi speaks about a potential green recovery in Latin America at a webinar hosted by LSE. Video

Stimulating a Green Recovery in Latin America

On February 9, the Latin America and Caribbean Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science hosted an event at which Lisa Viscidi spoke about how revenue from extractive industries can be used to accelerate climate change mitigation and adaptation in Colombia and Peru.

Lisa Viscidi

Presentations ˙ ˙ Latin America and Caribbean Centre