2 Articles by: Verónika Mendoza

Verónika Mendoza is a Peruvian politician, environmentalist, and feminist. She was a member of Congress representing the Cusco region from 2011–2016, and a candidate for president in 2016.

“This Impeachment Basically Amounts to a Coup”

Last month, Peruvians took to the streets to protest the seizure of the country’s presidency by the far right after a questionable impeachment, with the likely intention of holding the office past next year’s elections. We spoke to Verónika Mendoza, left-wing presidential candidate for Juntos por el Perú, about the mass protests and the possibility of scrapping the country’s dictatorship-era constitution.