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The Inter-American Dialogue is pleased to host a hybrid (via Zoom and in-person) panel discussion on Peru’s ongoing social and political crisis. Democratic backsliding, corruption, political instability, inequality, and discrimination have plagued Peruvian affairs for years. After former President Pedro Castillo’s failed attempt to subvert the constitution by closing Congress and taking over the judiciary on December 7, 2022, thousands of protesters took to the streets. Some of those protests turned violent. Reports indicate Peruvian security forces responded using excessive force and committed egregious abuses, including extrajudicial killings, during demonstrations. A Congress dominated by personal interests continues to reject calls for early elections, while attempting to eliminate checks on its power.
Building on our December event “Peru’s Precarious Politics – The Crisis Deepens,” this event’s panelists will provide an update of country conditions, address the underlying causes of today’s crisis, and put forward concrete recommendations to key actors, in Peru and abroad, to overcome Peru’s prolonged crisis. Join us for the hybrid event on Wednesday, May 24, from 10:00-11:00 AM EDT.
We invite participants to submit questions using the Q&A function in Zoom OR to email questions to email@example.com.
Director, Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program, Inter-American Dialogue (@TamaraTaraciuk)
Former Minister of Economics and Finance in Peru, and Director, Videnza Instituto
Associate Professor, Universidad del Pacífico (Peru)
Associate Director, Americas Division, Human Rights Watch (@_Cesar_Munoz)
First Vice-President, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS), Peru (@TavoAdrianzen)
Journalist and TV Anchor, NTN24 (@GustauAlegret)