Fútbol over all. It’s been a busy time in Peru. President Pedro Castillo dodged a second impeachment attempt. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights blocked a move to release ex-President Alberto Fujimori. But interest in both stories paled in comparison with the thrill over Peru’s win against Paraguay in a World Cup qualifier.
"It’s a huge source of excitement, while everything related to politics seems to be stuck in a loop of dysfunction,” says Lima-based journalist Mitra Taj in a Q&A on Peru’s recent political twists.
Anyone’s race to win. Costa Rica’s April 3 presidential runoff pits former World Bank official Rodrigo Chaves against ex-President José María Figueres. The candidates, both tainted by scandals, will need to work with a divided legislature to take on mounting economic challenges. And they’re polling neck-and-neck. Check out our poll tracker for more.
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