Andes

The Inter-American Dialogue’s work in the Andes region examines opportunities and challenges facing Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Issues include democratic governance, security and drug policy, cross-border relations, and energy. 


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Pedro Castillo and his cabinet of ministers

Shifter: “Many in Peru remain concerned by [Castillo’s] agenda and his party’s platform”

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, examined the political conditions in Peru during an interview with Al Jazeera as the Andean nation swears in President Pedro Castillo on July 28. The interview highlighted the distrust and division among Peruvians during this contested election as well as the importance of pragmatism and cooperation for the Castillo administration as they push for their reformist agenda. 

Shifter en las oficinas del Diálogo Interamericano Video

Shifter: “Castillo es un fenómeno único (…) Es totalmente un outsider”

En una entrevista con Voz de América, Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, comentó sobre la presidencia del maestro rural Pedro Castillo, quien asumirá la presidencia de Perú el 28 de julio. Durante la entrevista se habló sobre la polarización de la sociedad peruana y la incertidumbre sobre lo que traerá el mandato de Castillo a este país andino.


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There is no precedent in Latin America of someone coming from nowhere to shake the establishment and reach the presidency like Pedro Castillo. [His] eloquent cry for social justice resonated in a country ravaged by the pandemic, and whose leaders have proved to be corrupt and irresponsible, [allowing] Castillo to tap into the nation’s cumulative popular resentments and grievances.
Cuando [PDVSA] no encuentra mercados, en lugar de dejar de producir [petróleo] trata de usar la máxima cantidad de inventario posible, entonces también puede exportar más en un mes porque tiene petróleo de sobra en almacenamiento que está esperando para ser exportado.