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Latin America Politics

Peru’s democracy is at stake in Vizcarra’s anti-corruption crusade

As yet another corruption scandal reverberates through Peru, if new president Martín Vizcarra fails to lead the country past the wrongdoing that has plagued its government for decades, Peru could fall into a democratic crisis.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 8 – 14 April 2018

China tariff escalation rattles markets. Summit of the Americas raises Western Hemisphere policy concerns. Guatemala votes to move land dispute case to the ICJ. All in The Week Ahead. 

Latin America Politics

The political fallout from the Fujimori pardon

Few political developments, in Latin America’s democratic life, have been as unexpected and controversial as Peru’s former president, Alberto Fujimori, receiving a presidential pardon. Having served less than half his sentence – 25 years for serious human rights violations that include killings, kidnapping, and torture, in addition to corruption and bribery – the now infamous Christmas pardon has placed Peru’s rule of law and presidential legitimacy under intense scrutiny.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead: 18 – 24 March 2018

Impeachment proceedings begin against Peruvian President Kuczynski. UK sanctions against Russia likely to escalate. US tariffs expected to take effect. All in the Week Ahead

Latin America Politics

Fujimori’s pardon holds up a mirror to Peru’s weak institutions

The political backroom dealings and fallout surrounding Fujimori’s pardon highlight the country’s problems with corruption and institutional weakness.

Latin America Politics Security

Will Colombia be able to capitalize on FARC peace deal to boost growth?

Colombia finds itself at a critical impasse where certain decisions in the next six months could push it toward an economic boom or serious destabilization.

Latin America Politics

How Pope Francis is restoring the church in Latin American politics

Pope Francis understands that Latin America, the Church’s most stable consumer market, has embraced an evangelical competition.

Future Generator Latin America

Future Generator: News covering Peru will turn positive over the next month

Media sentiment over Peru will improve over the next month. This is likely due to President Kuczynski’s reactions to the recent floods.

Latin America Politics

Can SUNEDU fix Peru’s higher education nightmare?

Will Peru’s higher education laws and nascent SUNEDU save the country’s dismal higher education sector, or are these reforms too little too late? Education is almost by consensus the most

Latin America Technology and infrastructure

Startups in Latin America: A new engine for growth?

Can entrepreneurship and startups provide the solution to much-needed growth in Latin America? And, if so, how will this solution be achieved?