Latin America Weekly

📚 University reform, Amazon fires, and post-Covid tourism

Hello, and welcome to the Latin America Weekly newsletter! In this issue: a rare bit of common ground for the far-left and far-right in Peru: university reform. Fires in Colombia’s Amazon are on the up. The Dominican Republic scraps all coronavirus restrictions, hoping to continue to attract tourists.

Far-right and far-left make for strange bedfellows in Peru’s university reform

San Marcos University, in Lima, during student protests in 2019. Photo: Gregnol/Shutterstock
San Marcos University, in Lima, during student protests in 2019. Photo: Gregnol/Shutterstock

From the outside looking in, Peruvian politics might seem to be a classic case of left-right polarization. In a narrowly-contested runoff last year, President Pedro Castillo — a trade union leader representing the Marxist Perú Libre party — beat Keiko...

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