Analysis

Shifter and Romo Video

Shifter: “[Sagasti] is committed to democracy”

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, spoke with Rafael Romo of CNN about the ongoing crisis in Peru and the upcoming presidential elections taking place early next year. 

Michael Shifter, Rafael Romo

Interview ˙ ˙ CNN

Peru's new president, Francisco Sagasti.

What Path Lies Ahead for Peru’s Latest President?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on the ouster of President Martín Vizcarra in Peru.

Cynthia McClintock, Julio Carrión, César Gutiérrez, Kelli Bissett-Tom

Latin America Advisor ˙

Event Card: Costa; McClintock; Oganes Video

What Next for a Troubled Peru?

On November 13, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted the event “What Next for a Troubled Peru?” to discuss the impeachment of Peruvian president Martín Vizcarra. The event addressed Peru’s political crisis in the context of the economic and public health crises the country has already been facing. 

Carmen Colosi

Event Summaries ˙

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

Latin America: The Political Outlook

What is the political outlook in Latin America?  Will Brazil’s Congress continue to govern independent of the erratic, but somewhat business-friendly President Jair Bolsonaro? Will Mexico’s nationalist-leftist president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (popularly known as AMLO) try to extend his power? Will Argentina’s new president Alberto Fernandez govern independently of his vice president Cristina Kirchner? Will Colombia become a new Chile in terms of riots? What will happen in Chile this year? And will Peru be able to return to political stability? Michael Shifter discussed in this interview with Latinvex.

Michael Shifter, Christopher Sabatini , Joachim Bamrud

Interviews ˙ ˙ Latinvex