Peru is cautiously rallying behind its new leftist president as he tries to prove he will govern from the centre. But though the economy is booming, problems abound, writes Carlos Basombrío, sociologist and former vice-minister of the Peruvian Ministry of the Interior and former director of the Institute for Legal Defence, a leading Lima-based human rights organization.

PERU’S leftist president-elect Ollanta Humala has announced he will give details of his cabinet before the end of June. This will help end the uncertainty felt, not only by the country’s people but by global investors interested in one of the most rapidly growing economies in Latin America.

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 Carlos Basombrio
The economic sectors most sensitive to Humala's changes are the extractive industries
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