Opinion

Rex Tillerson’s fine balancing act in Peru
Posted by Arjun Harindranath on Feb 6, 2018 Leave a comment

Rex Tillerson’s fine balancing act in Peru

The last time Rex Tillerson was in Peru was 48 years ago. He was 18 at the time and an undergraduate student playing the drums for his university band. At  Full Article »

Opinion: Peru’s new impeachment effort is must-see entertainment
Posted by Colin Post on Feb 2, 2018 Leave a comment

Opinion: Peru’s new impeachment effort is must-see entertainment

The new effort to impeach President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski offers a high-stakes spectacle of Machiavellian struggles in the vein of Game of Thrones or 48 Laws of Power. Kuczynski is  Full Article »

Education is still Peru’s Achilles’ Heel
Posted by Kwinten Wouters on Dec 6, 2017 Leave a comment

Education is still Peru’s Achilles’ Heel

According to international assessments, the low national budget, the meager management of deficient public schools compounded with poor infrastructure and unmotivated teachers are some of the leading causes of a  Full Article »

Posted by Daniel Sanchez on Nov 12, 2017 Leave a comment

New species immediately classified as endangered

At least a dozen new species of frogs have been discovered this year in Peru. Scientists suggest these species are already endangered, despite the remoteness of their habitats. Conservation efforts  Full Article »

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 »