There is no shortage of high-stakes, bitter political battles across the globe today. Few, though, can compete with the drama unfolding now in Peru, where a standoff between the president and the opposition-controlled Congress has suddenly erupted into an unprecedented constitutional crisis.
Henry Rotich, Kenya’s finance minister, was arrested on corruption charges in late July. The high-profile case is a potential sign of renewed seriousness in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s efforts to tackle endemic graft, but it could be complicated by political infighting, says Ngala Chome in an interview.
For the third time in four years, Hondurans are calling for the resignation of President Juan Orlando Hernandez, decrying him as a “narco dictator.” In early August, Hernandez was named in a U.S. court filing that alleges he funded his 2013 election campaign with $1.5 million in drug trafficking money.