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The Government of Peru agreed to declare a state of emergency throughout the country, while former President Castillo will continue to be detained by judicial decision.

Members of the police guard a street after the declaration of a national emergency made by the new Government of Peru in Arequipa, Peru, on December 14, 2022. (Photo by DIEGO RAMOS/AFP via Getty Images)

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3 mins ago

President of Peru evaluates readjusting the date of early elections to December 2023

Boluarte evaluates advancing elections to December 2023 1:03

The president of Peru, Dina Boluarte, said this Wednesday that they are making readjustments to advance the elections to December 2023. The date, she explained, must comply with legal requirements.

18 minutes ago

Peru's political crisis is complicated: the government declares a state of emergency after street protests

Peru, a country in check due to its political crisis 2:06

The president of Peru, Dina Boluarte, declared a state of national emergency and could declare a curfew, if she deems it necessary, following the recent protests that have shaken the Andean country after the departure of former president Pedro Castillo from power.

José Manuel Rodríguez analyzes the political crisis in Peru in his note of the day.

33 minutes ago

Disinformation Campaign Accuses Peru's Congress of Carrying Out a Coup on Castillo, Says Analyst

What role does misinformation play in the dismissal of Castillo?


Carlos BasombrĂ­o, a sociologist, political analyst and former Minister of the Interior of Peru, commented that, since before he left the presidency, Pedro Castillo fueled a disinformation campaign with the help of several countries such as Mexico, Colombia, Bolivia and Argentina.

The expert maintained that these countries now communicate internationally that it was the Peruvian Congress that carried out a coup against Castillo, when in reality it was the former president who tried to dissolve the Legislative Branch of the South American country.

48 mins ago

Why are there protests in Peru?

What are the protesters demanding?

By Claudia Rebaza, Sophie Tanno

The political upheaval in Peru has already been going on for a week, in the midst of protests, a state of emergency, projects for early elections, a new ruler, and former President Pedro Castillo detained.

Since the ex-president was removed and arrested, after he announced his plans to dissolve Congress in the face of an imminent vacancy vote by legislators, protesters have taken to the streets.

  • State of emergency in Peru: what it means, when, where and what restrictions are there

Protests broke out in cities across the country last week, sometimes marked by clashes with security forces.

Some are protesting in support of Castillo, while others are calling for new general elections and the dissolution of Congress.

What are the protesters demanding?

Protesters have called for general elections, the dissolution of Congress and the creation of a new constituent assembly.

Fernando Tuesta Soldevilla, a professor of Political Science at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), told CNN that the protests represent a violent display of anger against "everything that has accumulated in recent years: growing social and economic ruptures." .

  • After a week in office, the new president of Peru, Dina Boluarte, fights to contain the strong protests

Tuesta added that the demonstrators were also demonstrating for social and environmental issues, in addition to their "furious rejection of Congress."

Read more here. 

1 hour ago

State of emergency in Peru: what it means, when, where and what restrictions are there

Peru is going through a political crisis after the removal of former President Pedro Castillo, who after trying to dissolve Congress —before facing a vacancy motion against him— was removed from office and arrested last week, charged with the crimes of rebellion and conspiracy.

  • After a week in office, the new president of Peru, Dina Boluarte, fights to contain the strong protests

These events generated discontent in some followers of Castillo, who took to the streets in various provinces in the interior of the country to demand the resignation of the current president Dina Boluarte.

The social unrest that is looming over Peru has left several dead, dozens injured, and at least two major airports in the country remain closed due to attacks against their infrastructure.

  • Protests, deaths, an ongoing state of emergency and Pedro Castillo says he is "kidnapped": this is the political crisis in Peru

Faced with the current crisis, the Minister of Defense, Alberto Otárola, announced this Wednesday that the Government agreed to declare a state of emergency throughout the country.

Otárola told journalists that the national measure implies the "suspension of the rights of assembly, of inviolability of homes, freedom of transit, freedom of assembly, freedom and personal security."

But what exactly does the state of emergency mean for residents, and what restrictions will come into effect?

State of emergency in Peru

According to the Constitution of Peru, the Government can decree a state of emergency "in case of disturbance of peace or internal order, catastrophe or serious circumstances that affect the life of the Nation."

And according to the Supreme Decree published on Wednesday, the state of emergency will apply to the entire national territory.

Read more here. 

Source: cnnespanol

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