Category: Peru

2012, the year of land-related protests in Latin America?

As the new year begins, members of the media, researchers, academics and politicians are all trying to guess what will happen in 2012 (recently I was interviewed about…

The Media’s Role in International Diplomacy

Two recent stories out of Latin America highlight some of the stranger ways the media plays a role in international diplomacy. The first is minor. Living in Peru…

Peru in the Eye of the Drug-Hurricane

A recently released UN World Drug Report states that coca cultivation in Peru has increased for the fourth year in a row . The prevailing triumvirate of coca-growers…

Should Politicians Boast About Supporting the Peru FTA?

In the South Carolina Democratic primary debate held in late January, former Senator John Edwards tried to take his competitor, Senator Barack Obama, to task for voting in…