(ANSA) - LIMA, 28 JUL - Pedro Castillo today gave his first speech as president of Peru, greeting with emphasis all the members of the original peoples, my brothers 'ronderos' (self-defense peasants), my brothers teachers, aifratelli Quechua, aymara and to the Afro-Peruvians "" Today - he continued - is a day of historic changes for Peru "after centuries," first the Spanish colonization, then a series of unjust governments following the 1992 coup by Alberto Fujimori) have defrauded the population ".
But now, he said in a firm voice and interrupted by applause, "on the day of the 200th anniversary of our Independence, there is a government for the people and with the people". A government, he stressed, "for the first time in the history of Peru led by a farmer, a president who is a rural master by profession".
In a strongly social speech addressed to the less well-off sections of the population, Castillo claimed to be "the son of this country founded on the sweat of our ancestors". "The pride. And the pain of deep Peru - he insisted - run in my veins".
Much of the intervention of the new head of state was dedicated to emergency interventions for health and for the fight against Covid-19, to support rural families, with low-interest loan financing plans for small and medium-sized entrepreneurs. , and interventions to stimulate a responsible mining industry of our Mother Earth ".