Category: Latin America & the Caribbean

To say Peru has had a brush with corruption would be an understatement. Beginning with Alberto Fujimori in the late 1990s, the problem of corruption has snowballed with all four subsequent presidents embroiled in the Lava Jato affair that swept across the continent in 2014. From Alejandro Toledo to Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, each head of… Read More

Recently, I went to Pucallpa, Peru, a place where highway Route 5N ends and the Amazonian jungle takes over. Over a million people live in Pucallpa, which is situated in the heart of Peru’s tropical forest region of Ucayali.  Peru’s forested regions have recently made international headlines for breaking scandals around deforestation and illegal harvesting… Read More