This presentation is from a meeting of the International Manifesto Group on Sunday, May 30th, 2021.
The ongoing elections in Peru represents a complex instance of the divisions renting politics in Latin America: a revanchist right pitted against a groundswell of opposition to neoliberalism amid the pandemic. Ariela Ruiz Caro provides the essential background for understanding why it’s very likely that the left-wing candidate Pedro Castillo will win and the difficulties the popular cause will nevertheless face.
Ariela Ruiz Caro is an economist from Humboldt University of Berlin and holds a Master’s Degree in Economic Integration Processes from the University of Buenos Aires. She is an international consultant on trade, integration and natural resources issues at ECLAC, Latin American Economic System (SELA), Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL), among others. She was an official of the Andean Community between 1985 and 1994, advisor to the Commission of Permanent Representatives of MERCOSUR between 2006 and 2008 and Economic Attaché of the Embassy of Peru in Argentina between 2010 and 2015. She is an analyst of the Americas Program for the Andean/Southern Cone region, columnist in the newspaper La República and Member of the Advisory Council of the Peruavian Forum Of International Relations (FOPRI).