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Unrest on Repeat: Plotting a Route to Stability in Peru

No country in Latin America suffers higher rates of dissatisfaction with democracy and government institutions than Peru.

Absent remedies for political polarisation and state dysfunction, the mass protests that rocked the country in late 2022 could easily recur, bringing comparably violent crackdowns.

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What’s new?

The protests that engulfed Peru after the arrest of the president in late 2022 marked its largest outbreak of instability in recent times.

Although peace has returned, public grievances driven by distrust of political leaders, economic inequality and extreme polarisation make the country ripe for future unrest.

Why does it matter?

Peru’s hard-won…

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