Latin America Weekly

Deep Dive: Peru falls into constitutional crisis

🚨 You usually receive Latin America Weekly on Wednesdays — but we decided to send out this special edition as the electoral imbroglio in Peru is descending into a constitutional crisis. Plus, an attack against Colombian President Iván Duque. 

All ballots were counted, but Peru still has no president-elect

peru election "Yes to democracy, no to communism," says Keiko Fujimori as her supporters try to overturn the 2021 election. Photo: Joel Salvador/Shutterstock
“Yes to democracy, no to communism,” says Keiko Fujimori as her supporters try to overturn the 2021 election. Photo: Joel Salvador/Shutterstock

It has been 20 days since Peruvians went to the ballots, giving far-left union leader Pedro Castillo a razor-thin electoral advantage of a mere 44,176 votes. Even before the count was over, far-right candidate Keiko Fujimori challenged the results in a bid to overturn the election — or, at the very...

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