A Year After a Failed Coup, Peru Remains a Tinderbox

By Theodore Kahn, Sebastián Fernández de Soto

Multiple issues threaten the government’s fragile stability amid Congress’ entrenchment.

BOGOTÁ — Peru remains mired in the problems that one year ago sparked three months of chaos. While a tense calm has prevailed since April, the primary triggers for unrest remain in place—and, in some cases, have worsened in recent months. Rejection of government institutions is at an all-time high. According to polling by CPI, Congress currently has a disapproval rating of 90%, while President Dina Boluarte’s is at 84%. She remains bound by the whims of the right-wing parties on which her survival as president depends. Meanwhile, the economy is on track for minimal growth this...

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