RDI Newsletter Podcast

Peru: One Election, Two Prospective Dictators

June 10, 2021

Narration: Advisory Board Member Rina Shah

Here's what you need to know about democracy this week:

  • Why can’t Peru elect a moderate?

Peruvian elections concluded on Sunday and radical communist Pedro Castillo is likely to defeat Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of Peru’s former dictator. Why are Peruvian politics so extreme and what does this mean for global democracy?

  • Mass surveillance or:

How I learned to stop worrying and love Big BrotherFacial recognition is being used to track asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border. Is it time to panic about a surveillance dystopia?

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