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.

An opposition demonstrator plays the violin during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas. Credit: FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images.

Freedom in the World — Peru Country Report

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