The Wilson Center expresses its warm congratulations to Latin American Program Global Fellow Carlos Basombrío, named last week as Peru’s next Minister of Interior in the incoming government of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.  Carlos is a former Wilson Center Fellow and has served for many years as the consulting director of the Latin American Program’s Citizen Security project. He has broad experience in the field of citizen security, human rights and democracy, and conflict resolution, and served previously as Vice Minister of Interior during the government of President Alejandro Toledo.  He was a member of the Commission for the Modernization of the Police and coordinator of the Commission for the Restructuring of the Police.  A sociologist by training, he is the author of several books as well as numerous reports on citizen security published by the Wilson Center.  These include A Dónde Vamos: Análisis de políticas públicas de seguridad ciudadana en América Latina, co-published in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, and the United States.

“Carlos is an outstanding choice for Interior Minister,” said Latin American Program Director Cynthia Arnson.  “He combines substantive expertise, a commitment to democracy and human rights, and personal integrity in a unique and impactful way.”  “We are thrilled to see his dedication to public service and leadership talents deployed in this fashion.” 

Basombrío will take up his post when the Kuczynski government is inaugurated on July 28, 2016.