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In Peru, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is wrangling with a fractious, majority-opposition congress. Having just narrowly escaped impeachment proceedings, he offered a presidential pardon to the controversial former President Alberto Fujimori. The move could gain him allies in the opposition’s ranks, but has alienated many of his supporters. However, with copper prices predicted to rise – and with them Peru’s economic growth – he may soon get a respite.
Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin
just barely eking out a victory in Peru’s June presidential elections, Pedro
Pablo Kuczynski has made a fast start, gaining special powers to fight crime
and corruption. The opposition has a significant majority in Congress, but PPK,
as the president is known, is still likely to implement much of his
Professor Cynthia McClintock
More than 10 years of spectacular economic growth have come to an end in Peru with the conclusion of an era of extraordinarily high commodity prices. This sharp downturn coincides with general elections for the presidency and the legislature. Investors and Peruvians in general are assessing what has been achieved, weighing the challenges that the country is facing ...
The last decade and a half of spectacular growth has made Peru a showcase for Latin America’s success. The country has built up a sizeable middle class and reduced poverty. Its democracy is functional and its economic fundamentals are exceptionally strong. Unfortunately, the poor leadership provided by many of Peru’s politicians has adversely affected the business ...