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.

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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.