Pedro Castillo: From Peasant To President

Americas Now

One month after taking office (July 28), Peruvian President Pedro Castillo finds himself with his back against the wall.

Having won by the thinnest margin imaginable – just 44 thousand votes out of nearly 19 million – he is struggling to establish his legitimacy after some initial missteps.

Nevertheless, the fact that the son of peasant farmers is president at all is a landmark, particularly on Peru’s bicentenary year.

Dan Collyns reports for Americas Now.