Analysis

Nearing the Tipping Point: Drivers of Deforestation in the Amazon Region

The largest tropical rainforest on the planet, the Amazon plays a critical role as a storehouse of carbon and mediator of the global water cycle and holds a greater share of the world’s known biodiversity than any other ecosystem. However, unchecked development is placing the Amazon under threat, pushing deforestation rates to near-record levels throughout the region.

Matt Piotrowski, Enrique Ortiz

Reports ˙

An Interview with Alan Garcia by Michael Shifter

On April 17, Alan Garcia, Peru’s two-time president from the APRA party, committed suicide at his home in Lima before being detained by police. Garcia was a controversial figure for much of his career. Just days before the second round of the 2006 elections, Michael Shifter, who had lived and worked in Lima for four years during Garcia’s first term, conducted a revealing and wide-ranging interview with the Peruvian president at his home that ran in The Washington Post.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ The Washington Post

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 ˙

Peru: The State of Teacher Policies

What is the state of the teaching profession in Peru? A new report analyzes challenges and opportunities for teacher policies in the country.

Ricardo Cuenca, Julio César Vargas Castro

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Can Trump Succeed at the Summit of the Americas?

Before the president’s trip to Lima—his first to the region—the administration should take a close look at why US credibility in Latin America is at historic lows.

Ben Raderstorf

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ The New York Times

Video

Peruvian Politics Under Strain

A year and a half into his term, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s government is in crisis over revelations that the president accepted payments connected to the Odebrecht corruption scandal.

Luis Carlos Battista

Event Summaries ˙

La atención a la primera infancia en Perú

Ariel Fiszbein, director del Programa de Educación, habla sobre los avances y retos de la atención a la primera infancia en Perú.

Ariel Fiszbein

Interviews ˙ ˙ Iniciativa de Inversión en la Infancia

Private Roundtable with Ricardo Luna

The Inter-American Dialogue hosted a private roundtable event featuring Ricardo Luna, the Peruvian Minister of Foreign Relations. The discussion highlighted the Minister’s position on the best way for the international community to handle the crisis in Venezuela and how to confront infrastructural-based corruption throughout Latin America. Minister Luna also addressed some of the upcoming plans his government has in its preparation to host the eighth Summit of the Americas next March in Lima.

Alex Sadler

Event Summaries ˙

What Does Latin America’s Shift to the Right Mean for the Energy Sector?

At a breakfast meeting with members of the Inter-American Dialogue’s Energy and Resources Committee, Michael Reid, The Economist’s senior Latin America editor and author of the “Bello” column, discussed why he thinks the region is shifting to the right.

Lisa Viscidi

Event Summaries ˙

Nationalization & Its Discontents: Low Oil Prices & Latin America

As global oil prices collapsed over the last two years, regional governments have started to lose their leverage in the energy industry. To attract international investors, they must offer increasingly favorable terms, which means ceding more of their own control.

Lisa Viscidi

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Affairs

Peruvian Elections Briefing

Everything you need to know about Peru’s presidential elections.

Ben Raderstorf, Diana Jordán

Articles & Op-Eds ˙

Growing Pains: Urbanization & Governance in Peru

Peru’s growing urban middle class is one of the country’s greatest assets, but it also brings political and governance challenges.

Ben Raderstorf, Bruno Binetti

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ World Politics Review