People in Lima, Peru.  Editorial credit: iluistrator /


Peru has established democratic political institutions and undergone multiple peaceful transfers of power, though recent, high-profile corruption scandals have eroded public trust in democratic institutions and hampered normal political operations. Indigenous groups suffer from discrimination and inadequate political representation.

Freedom in the World 2021

Freedom in the World — Peru Country Report

Peru is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World 2021, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.