The Heat: Latin American going left

The Heat

Pedro Castillo, a socialist and the son of peasant farmers, took office as Peru’s new president.

After rising from obscurity to narrowly beat his right-wing rival, Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori, he is expected to adopt moderate left-wing policies.

CGTN’s Dan Collyns reports this could be part of a growing trend in the region.

To discuss:

  • Gloria La Riva is the Coordinator of the Cuba and Venezuela Solidarity Committee in the U.S.
  • Jorge Heine is a Research Professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston Universityand the Former Chilean Ambassador to China.
  • Peter Hakim is President Emeritus and Senior Fellow of the Inter-American Dialogue.
  • Arthur Estopinan is the President of the Estopinan Group.

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