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Why Peru's Impeachment Vote Won't Rock the Boat

Mar 21, 2018 | 13:51 GMT
Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski sits in the Oval Office of the White House during a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in February 2017.

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski sits in the Oval Office of the White House during a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in February 2017. Kuczynski is facing impeachment, but even if he is removed from office, the economic road ahead for the world's second-largest copper producer appears smooth.

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Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has gone from the frying pan to the fire. Just three months ago, Peru's embattled president survived impeachment proceedings over allegedly illegal payments, and now his legislative foes are circling again in a bid to unseat him in a March 22 session. But regardless of the short-term political fallout surrounding Kuczynski, instability is unlikely to blight Peru in the long term: Even if the president is impeached, the economic road ahead for the world's second-largest copper producer appears smooth -- a few short-term bumps notwithstanding....

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