A Way Forward for Peru

By Luis Miguel Castilla

Closing social gaps is the only way out of constant crisis, writes a former finance minister.

LIMA — Social upheaval is not subsiding in Peru, increasing the risk that President Dina Boluarte may be forced to resign and replaced by the head of Congress with a mandate to call for early elections. A tragic death toll keeps mounting while there is no certainty that elections will restore stability. Although the economy has endured, political instability has undermined investor confidence, with prospects looking uncertain. Former President Pedro Castillo’s attempts to avoid being impeached by Congress culminated in his failed coup attempt—triggering the crisis. Social unrest was...

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