Peru is grappling with a host of issues stemming from its violent struggle against insurgent movements.
A recent Peruvian Supreme Court decision on a death squad is a setback for human rights in the country.
A recent sentence for members of a death squad represents a step backward for Peru on human rights.
Half a year into his presidency, Peru's Ollanta Humala has not been the Chavez clone his critics predicted.
The government of Peru is getting tough on traffickers and encouraging farmers to plant alternative crops, but will it work?
In the face of a disturbing past and widespread apathy, leftist students struggle to encourage political action on campus.
If new Peruvian President Ollanta Humala institutes aggressive policies that threaten coca production and leave behind piles of bodies, his political future will be in doubt.
With a slim majority in Congress and a still-strong conservative opposition, Ollanta Humala may well find it difficult to implement even his moderate program of change.
Ollanta Humala's victory over Keiko Fujimori represents the triumph of hope over fear.
First, Ollanta Humala needs to calm the roiled political waters of Peru.