Opinion

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 »

What will the emerging-markets bubble mean for Peru?
Posted by Charles Avery on Dec 16, 2015 1 comment

What will the emerging-markets bubble mean for Peru?

For over a decade, emerging markets have been the darlings of the world economy. For many of the preeminent countries in that set, however, the boom period is over. Russia  Full Article »

Private capital and cynicism in Peru’s Congress
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 28, 2015 Leave a comment

Private capital and cynicism in Peru’s Congress

In one day Peru’s Congress passed two inspiringly cynical laws – one regarding state oil firm Petroperu and the other on archaeological preservation. Last Thursday Congress passed two laws in  Full Article »

Will crime determine Peru’s next president?
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 9, 2015 1 comment

Will crime determine Peru’s next president?

After citing a recent Ipsos poll which reported that crime is Peruvian voters’ top concern, a Peru Reports reader argued that corruption was a bigger problem. That reader may be right.  Full Article »

Could Peru become a net migrant destination?
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 20, 2015 1 comment

Could Peru become a net migrant destination?

“A good rule of thumb to ask of a country: are people trying to get into it or out of it?” – Tony Blair Last week statistical agency INEI released  Full Article »

Asu Mare: Whitewashing Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 12, 2015 Leave a comment

Asu Mare: Whitewashing Peru

Asu Mare and its sequel were funny films with important social commentary, but the message is undermined by the standard practice of excluding indigenous faces. Before my rant, I have  Full Article »

Peru’s role in the Bolivia-Chile land dispute
Posted by Charles Avery on May 16, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru’s role in the Bolivia-Chile land dispute

While the International Court of Justice deliberates the lawsuit Bolivia brought against Chile in an effort to gain sovereign access to the Pacific Ocean, Peru sent an explanatory note to The Hague this  Full Article »