Latin America Weekly

Peru and Mexico go to the polls this weekend

Hello! This week, we look ahead to two crucial elections in Peru and Mexico — each significant for different reasons. And we explore the phenomenon of vaccine tourism in Latin America, separating the region’s haves and have-nots even further.

Peru’s polarized election still up for grabs

Peruvians lining up to vote during the first round of the 2021 elections. Photo: Joel Salvador/Shutterstock
Peruvians lining up to vote during the first round of the 2021 elections. Photo: Joel Salvador/Shutterstock

The far-left v. far-right Peruvian presidential election has never been so close. The latest polls came on Sunday, showing schoolteacher and trade unionist Pedro Castillo and Keiko Fujimori — daughter of former dictator Alberto Fujimori — statistically tied. Both Ipsos and Datum had Mr. Castillo in the lead by slim margins —...

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