Putting Peru Back Together
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Two months after former Peruvian President Pedro Castillo was impeached and arrested after attempting to dissolve Congress, Peru’s political crisis is unresolved. More than 60 Peruvians have died amid nationwide anti-government demonstrations that are demanding early elections and constitutional reform. The violence is imposing enormous economic costs and bludgeoning Peru’s infrastructure, tourism sector and international image.
So far, Peru’s leaders appear far from any agreement on a way out of this perilous stalemate. Peruvian lawmakers have rejected nine proposals to hold early elections, not scheduled to take place until 2026. The political and social chaos has distracted Peru from addressing chronic challenges, including persistent inequality, high levels of public corruption and deep mistrust in public institutions.
Please join the Wilson Center’s Latin American Program for a conversation on the Peruvian crisis featuring former President of Peru Francisco Sagasti and former President of Colombia Iván Duque, on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET.
Latin America Program
The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin America Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action. Read more
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