Opinion

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 »

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 »