News & Analysis

Economic growth down to just over 2.1% in 2019

Peru last year suffered its worst growth record in at least two decades, with GDP expanding by only 2.16%. This compares with 4% in 2016, 2.5% in 2017, and 4% in 2018. Even so, the rate was higher than in several of Peru’s neighbours. A major factor was the slowdown...

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Anaemia figures, better but well short of the target

The health ministry last week announced that 46,000 children under three were no longer suffering from anaemia, a 3.4% drop on the previous year’s estimated figures. But still four out of ten children (40.1% of the total) still suffer from this debilitating condition...

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Coalition takes shape in congress

Following the 26 January congressional elections, discussions have been taking place last week between the executive and members of Congress to conform a group of parties that will support the government’s agenda for political and judicial reforms. A group of parties...

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APRA RIP?

It was perhaps not the most notable result of the congressional elections on 26 January, but historically the disappearance of APRA from a representative function is surely significant. The APRA list for Congress attracted the votes of no more than 2.7% of voters,...

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