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.
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.
Peruvians vote today in crucial parliamentary elections. But the future of the country relies not just on fighting corruption, but taking on the powerful corporate interests that dominate the country.