Category: Peru

PERU: No honeymoon for Sagasti amid unsettled outlook

President Francisco Sagasti has had a difficult few days. The political afterglow that might normally follow from a successful cabinet endorsement vote in Congress never materialized. Not only was Sagasti forced to drop his pick for interior minister to secure the endorsement vote, but the replacement for the role, Cluber Aliaga, proved to be a poor choice, resigning after only four days in the job.… Read the rest

PERU: Unstable horizon as Vizcarra ousted

Congress voted by an overwhelming margin yesterday, 9 November, to impeach President Martin Vizcarra. There were 105 votes for impeachment, 19 against, and four abstentions. Vizcarra has already said that he will not challenge the outcome of the vote.… Read the rest

PERU: Bracing for another impeachment bout

  • President Martin Vizcarra should survive next week’s impeachment vote, though congressional fragmentation injects uncertainty into the outlook.
  • Even if Vizcarra sees off this threat, the hostile politics behind his impeachment will persist.
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LATAM PULSE

This week will see intensified negotiations as Argentina tries to avoid a ninth sovereign default. Beyond Argentina, the spread of Covid-19 in the region will dominate the week ahead even as some countries tentatively loosen restrictions; yesterday, 17 May, the number of confirmed cases in Latin America and the Caribbean reached 500,000. … Read the rest

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PERU: Lockdown limits and broader challenges

President Martin Vizcarra has won a political victory after private health facilities reached an agreement with the government over the costs of treating overflow patients from the public health system. The deal came shortly after Vizcarra yesterday, 24 June, threatened to temporarily take charge of the entire private health clinic network unless a cost agreement was struck within 48 hours.… Read the rest

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PERU: Lockdown limits and broader challenges

President Martin Vizcarra has won a political victory after private health facilities reached an agreement with the government over the costs of treating overflow patients from the public health system. The deal came shortly after Vizcarra yesterday, 24 June, threatened to temporarily take charge of the entire private health clinic network unless a cost agreement was struck within 48 hours.… Read the rest