News & Analysis

Abusada, IPE and the woes of the business sector

Roberto Abusada, president of the Instituto Peruano de Economía (IPE), has long been an influential advocate of neoliberalism in Peru, bringing together the interests of the business community with those who operate the decision-making processes in government, chiefly...

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Killing the goose that lays the golden eggs

An international campaign is now underway to press the Peruvian authorities to abandon the scheme to build a new international airport at Chinchero in order to facilitate tourism to Machu Picchu. As we wrote last week, this is an issue likely to complicate the life of...

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Toledo behind bars

Former Peruvian president (2001-06) was jailed last week, pending further judicial hearings about the extradition request made by the Peruvian authorities last year. The hearing took place on 19 July in northern California. The judge refused Toledo bail, and he is to...

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New culture minister inherits poisoned chalice

Yet another minister of culture was sworn in last week, Luis Jaime Castillo, an archaeologist. He replaces Ulla Homquist who had only lasted four months in post and left for health reasons. Castillo is the fourth minister in President Martín Vizcarra’s 16-month...

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