Green issues mostly in background in Peru race


As Peru’s two presidential candidates this month headed into a June 5 runoff election, the environment was getting little attention in their debates, although their government plans feature green issues. Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori, who is currently serving a prison sentence on human rights and corruption charges, will face Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who served as minister of economy and finance and Cabinet chief under former President Alejandro Toledo in the early 2000s. The good news, says Pedro Solano, director of the non-profit Peruvian Environmental Law Society (SPDA) in Lima, is that the candidates’ platforms address issues such as climate change, biodiversity, pollution, water and solid waste management. The bad news, he says, is that their speeches and debate rhetoric... [Log in to read more]

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