The former rural schoolteacher Pedro Castillo was never a good fit for Peru’s top job. Peruvian society’s swift, stunning and peaceful rejection of this power grab sends a hopeful signal. Vice President Dina Boluarte was sworn in as Peru’s first female president. Frida Ghitis: Peru’s people seem to understand they have a lot to lose from an authoritarian debacle. “Fujimorism” is still, to be sure, a strong current in Peruvian politics. The fact that Peru has had six presidents since 2016 speaks volumes about its governance.
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