Opinion

Peru’s lessons in the art of anti-government dissent
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Apr 28, 2017 Leave a comment

Peru’s lessons in the art of anti-government dissent

Art collectives and other activist groups in Peru have long been pioneers in developing innovative forms of protest featuring creative symbolism. March 22, International Fight for Water Day, saw 40 mud-covered  Full Article »

Peru’s greatest politico-socio-economic challenge
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 14, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s greatest politico-socio-economic challenge

The willingness and perceived legitimacy to use violence against the state is Peru’s cultural challenge of the generation. El Comercio’s editorial today titled “Made in Peru” highlights the increasingly common  Full Article »

Did Veronika Mendoza just test the waters of moderation?
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 27, 2016 Leave a comment

Did Veronika Mendoza just test the waters of moderation?

A Broad Front congresswoman’s unprecedented condemnation of Venezuela’s government may forecast a pivot from leftist leader Veronika Mendoza. “Condemnation” is almost too strong of a word for yesterday’s Facebook post  Full Article »

Peru’s leftist party shows true colors in Venezuela row
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 11, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru’s leftist party shows true colors in Venezuela row

UPDATE: The APRA resolution was passed Thursday with 103 votes for, 12 votes against and six legislators abstained. All of the resolution’s opposition came from the left-wing Broad Front party. A proposed  Full Article »

How innovation in construction can save lives in southern Peru
Posted by Richard Valdivia on Jul 31, 2016 Leave a comment

How innovation in construction can save lives in southern Peru

At least 105 people have died in southern Peru this winter. While that is tragic, it is hardly news. Children and elderly residents die by the dozen every year. Many  Full Article »

Fujimorismo hardball: flashback or preview?
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 2, 2016 Leave a comment

Fujimorismo hardball: flashback or preview?

Peru’s politics took an ugly and familiar turn when Keiko Fujimori’s Popular Force party caused a media scandal during the 2016 runoff election. The story started when it was reported that the  Full Article »

Veronika Mendoza will not ruin Peru’s economy
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 5, 2016 3 comments

Veronika Mendoza will not ruin Peru’s economy

A Veronika Mendoza presidency will not wreak the economic havoc which some analysts fear. “Ruin” is a subjective term. To be clear, Veronika Mendoza’s policies would ruin Peru’s economy if  Full Article »

Why Peru’s democracy is not in jeopardy
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 2, 2016 1 comment

Why Peru’s democracy is not in jeopardy

The disqualifications of two presidential candidates is not a signal of a breakdown in Peru’s democracy. The Organization of American States (OAS) secretary general recently characterized Peru’s 2016 elections as  Full Article »

What would Veronika Mendoza do with Petroperu?
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 29, 2016 2 comments

What would Veronika Mendoza do with Petroperu?

A list of questions to leftist presidential candidate Veronika Mendoza about her ambiguous plans for Peru’s state oil firm, Petroperu. Polls show left-wing presidential candidate Veronika Mendoza commands 4% of the  Full Article »

Anybody but Cesar
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 6, 2016 2 comments

Anybody but Cesar

A moderate like me prefers elections in which any candidate will be OK. But sometimes, there is somebody who looks like trouble. And as you can tell from the title and picture,  Full Article »