Latin America Weekly

Constitutional woes, cocaine trade, and pension withdrawals

Hello, and welcome back to the Latin America Weekly newsletter! This week, controversy in Peru over talks to draft a new constitution. Crime in Colombia is on the up. Chile’s election campaign shaken up by Sichel revelations.

Peru next in line for a new constitution?

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Protesters in Lima ask for a new constitution. Photo: Nichimar/Shutterstock

Amid one of the most polarized election campaigns in Peruvian history, left-wing candidate Pedro Castillo promised radical changes to the way things work in the country, suggesting the drafting of a new constitution. Two months and a razor-thin victory later, President Castillo appears to be doubling down on his campaign pledges, sending political forces both...

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