On La Mula TV’s “Al Filo”, the political scientist highlights the importance of international connections in the fight for democracy in Peru.

By: LaMula.pe

Political scientist Paolo Sosa, in his recent appearance on La Mula TV’s “Al Filo” programme, emphasised the critical importance of transnational networks in the fight against the erosion of democratic institutions in Peru.

According to Sosa, the country’s current situation reflects a pattern observed in global studies on democracy. “Domestic social and political forces are not enough to maintain a democracy that is under threat,” said Sosa, highlighting the need for international support and solidarity.

Sosa explained that in the Peruvian context, where there is a pact between various political actors with judicial investigations, transnational networks become even more essential. “It is crucial to have these international support and solidarity networks,” he said, referring to examples such as Guatemala, where the presence of these networks has been fundamental.

In addition, Sosa addressed the situation of demobilisation and political disaffection in Peru. Despite high disapproval of the government and Congress, there is a notable lack of significant citizen mobilisation. “It is precisely the few who are out there running around and putting up a fight,” said Sosa, referring to the actors who are still active, including those who support Pedro Castillo and the victims’ families’ organisations.

Sosa also commented on the political instrumentalisation of the protests, as seen in Ica, where attempts to impose specific political agendas have been reported. “There is a kind of opportunity for some local leaders and leaderships to converge with this agenda,” said Sosa, referring to the situation in Ica and the influence of external actors in the protests.

Watch the full interview with Paolo Sosa on La Mula TV: