People in Lima, Peru.  Editorial credit: iluistrator /


Peru has established democratic political institutions and undergone multiple peaceful transfers of power. However, high-profile corruption scandals have eroded public trust in government, while bitter divides within a highly fragmented political class have repeatedly produced political turmoil. 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.