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.
- 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.
“This country is founded on the sweat of my ancestors. The story of this silenced Peru is also my story.” Leftwing rural teacher Pedro Castillo sworn in as president of #Peru. Story by me. https://t.co/4WyNawW3sG
— Dan Collyns (@yachay_dc) July 28, 2021
Pedro Castillo: Left-wing rural teacher becomes Peru's president, promising a new constitution https://t.co/pVbavFijjf
— Sky News (@SkyNews) July 28, 2021