Skip to main content

Peril in Peru: Protests, Unrest and Calls for Change

Can Peru’s democracy satisfy protester demands, or will it head into political chaos?
Protests in Peru Play Podcast

About the Episode

Unrest & instability has surrounded Peruvian politics for the last seven years as six different presidents have taken office. Over the past month, anti-government protests have erupted, uniting disenfranchised Peruvians who are demanding that the newest president, Dina Boluarte, step down. Reporting from Peru, Cynthia Sanborn and Ryan Dube explore what is driving the unrest, unpack Peru’s unprecedented political instability and why democracy is at stake on Deep Dish

Reading List 

About the Experts
Professor, Political Science, Universidad del Pacífico- Peru
Cynthia Sanborn is a professor of Political Science at the Universidad del Pacífico in Lima, Peru where she focuses on Peruvian and international politics and development, corporate social responsibility, and the extractive industries.
Latin America Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
Ryan Dube Headshot
Ryan Dube is the Latin America reporter for The Wall Street Journal, based in Peru.
Ryan Dube Headshot
Brian Hanson
Former Vice President, Studies
Brian Hanson headshot
Brian Hanson served as the vice president of studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He managed the Council's research operations and hosted the Council's weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
Brian Hanson headshot

Related Content