As corruption scandals claim the Summit of the Americas host president, Peru’s Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, the fate of the April regional pow wow remains in doubt. Regardless of whether the heads of state meet, civil society still has a lot to say and do.
Peru’s president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, reshuffled his cabinet after the opposition-controlled Congress passed a vote of no confidence. Meanwhile, Odebrecht-related corruption scandals continue to bloom in the country.
The victory by Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK) represents a ray of hope in a difficult economic moment for the region. By electing PPK to the presidency, Peruvians have signalled their preference for gradual and pragmatic change over the harsher polarizing rhetoric of Keiko Fujimori.