Last Monday, at around midnight, President Castillo decreed a state of emergency and total curfew for the province of Lima and the neighboring province of Callao, an area home to nearly 10 million people.
With his historic inauguration, Pedro Castillo put one crisis to rest and turned his attention to numerous others: foremost among them, how to repair a healthcare system devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic and overhaul a brittle and uneven economy that has failed many Peruvians.
La elección de Pedro Castillo en Perú: de la fragmentación a la polarización, ¿o quizás una reforma centrista?
¿Cómo surgió esta angustiosa elección? ¿Y qué significa la aparente, y extremadamente ajustada, victoria de Castillo para Perú?
How did Peru’s agonizing choice between Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori come about? And what is Castillo’s extremely narrow apparent victory—by a mere 0.42 percent of total votes cast—likely to mean for Peru?
On April 11, 2021, Peru achieved a dubious distinction that has yet to receive much public attention: for the first time in the history of global electoral democracy, the total of blank and null votes exceeded the amount of votes received by any single candidate running to serve as a country’s head of state.
The failure of the MUD coalition in its struggle with the Maduro regime in Venezuela offers stark warning signs for the Turkish opposition.