Politics, Business & Culture in the Americas

AQ Podcast: Pedro Castillo Prepares for Peru’s Presidency

A conversation on the people surrounding Castillo and the rocky landscape he’ll face as president.
Nikita Kataev
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Over a month after Peru’s presidential runoff election, Pedro Castillo is expected to be officially confirmed as the country’s president-elect in the coming days, just in time to take office on July 28. In recent weeks, the former teacher and union leader has sent mixed signals about the kind of government he’ll lead, some of which have encouraged investors and critics. Law professor and journalist Andrés Calderón joins AQ’s Brendan O’Boyle to discuss what we’ve learned about Castillo in recent weeks and what he can expect to face early in his term.

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Andrés Calderón is chair of the academic law department at the Universidad del Pacífico and is a columnist at El Comercio

Brendan O’Boyle is Americas Quarterly’s senior editor

Supplemental reading:

What to Expect from Pedro Castillo, by Andrea Moncada

The “Shadowy Figure” Behind Peru’s Likely Next President, by Brendan O’Boyle

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