- Political turmoil has hamstrung the government of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski
- He has made a risky move by pardoning a controversial former president
- The fate of his government is tied to the prices of the commodities Peru exports
In 2017, Peru’s economy and political system were subjected to disruptions both natural and man-made: severe flooding crippled the country and caused widespread damage throughout the spring, while the continent-wide Odebrecht bribery scandal has led to criminal charges against a stunning proportion of Peru’s political elite, including three former presidents. Meanwhile, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s 15-month old government has been repeatedly hamstrung by an unsupportive congress.