Peru had one of its most consequential elections in its almost two century year old history. While the results are not yet official due to the tight margin of the race, Pedro Castillo is all but guaranteed to be Peru’s next President. What does his election mean for Peru, will he be able to deliver on his promises, and are the results of this election a potential trend for future Latin American politics. To answer these questions and more, today we are joined by Michael Shifter.
Michael Shifter is the president of the Inter-American Dialogue. He was previously vice president for policy and director of the Dialogue’s democratic governance program. Since 1994, Shifter has played a key role in shaping the Dialogue’s agenda, commissioning policy-relevant articles and reports. Prior to joining the Dialogue, Shifter directed the Latin American and Caribbean program at the National Endowment for Democracy and, before that, the Ford Foundation’s governance and human rights program in the Andean region and Southern Cone, where he was based, first, in Lima, Peru and then in Santiago, Chile. We hope you enjoy this episode of the hopkins podcast on foreign Affairs.
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