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Last minute of the crisis and protests in Peru live: deaths, state of emergency and news

2022-12-16T13:36:04.371Z


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.


Clashes between protesters and the police in Peru.

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7 mins ago

The dead in the protests in Peru amount to 17

The dead around the protests in Peru rose to 17 on Thursday night, after the Ayacucho Regional Health Directorate updated its death toll from four to seven, in addition to reporting 52 injuries.

This was confirmed by the agency in a Facebook post about the "clashes" on December 15.

The statement from the Ayacucho Regional Health Directorate.

1 hour ago

Who are the people who have died in the protests in Peru and what do we know about how they died?

Supporters of former President Pedro Castillo confront the police in Lima, on December 15, 2022. (Credit: MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP via Getty Images)

Reports that emerged this Thursday night show that there are already 14 dead in the protests in Peru.

According to the Peruvian Ministry of Health, the 14 people have died in the following departments: ApurĂ­mac (6), Arequipa (1), La Libertad (3), and Ayacucho (4).

Earlier Thursday, the Ombudsman's Office had informed CNN en Español that at least ten people had died in clashes with the police after the impeachment and arrest of former President Pedro Castillo -after he tried to dissolve Congress-, and three more lost their lives in traffic accidents "in the context of the conflict".

The violence has also left 187 civilians and 216 police officers injured, according to the institution's most recent report.

The Peruvian Ombudsman's Office affirmed this Wednesday that the families of the deceased "should receive supportive attention from the Peruvian State."

"Added to this sad outcome, we have identified dozens of injured citizens, in the framework of the protests, and thousands of people affected by the interruption of roads and public and private services."

The institution also made a call to investigate the causes of the events.

"Responsibility must be determined, as well as the corresponding sanction for the / the authors / s," he wrote.

Find out who the deceased are and read the full article here.

10 hours ago

Congress suspends session on early elections and resumes this Friday

The Peruvian Congress suspended the debate in which the ruling to advance the elections to 2024 was discussed.

The session will resume this Friday at 10:00 am

The session of the #PlenoDelCongreso was suspended, until tomorrow at 10:00 am pic.twitter.com/VzvPtc2FGp

– Congress of Peru 🇵🇪 (@congresoperu) December 16, 2022

11 hours ago

Increase to 14 people killed during protests in Peru

The Peruvian Ministry of Health reported this Thursday that at least 14 people have died during protests in the country.

Apurimac (6)


Arequipa (1)


La Libertad (3)


Ayacucho (4)

12 hours ago

Government decrees curfew for 8 departments

A road blocked on the Arequipa - Puno highway in the district of Yura, Peru, on December 15, 2022. (Credit: DIEGO RAMOS/AFP via Getty Images)

Through a supreme decree, the Government of Peru informed that the departments of Arequipa, Ica, La Libertad, ApurĂ­mac, Cusco, Puno, Huancavelica and Ayacucho are under mandatory social immobilization to stop the acts of violence that have been registered in the country in the last hours.

The curfew decree will be extended for 5 days and does not include the capital Lima.

12 hours ago

Preventive detention ordered against Pedro Castillo for 18 months

Former President Pedro Castillo will remain detained in Peru, after Judge Juan Carlos Checkley ordered him preventive detention for 18 months on Thursday night.

"Declare founded in part the requirement of preventive detention formulated by the Supreme Prosecutor's Office... against the accused Pedro Castillo in his capacity as President of the Republic as alleged co-perpetrator of the crime against the powers of the state and the constitutional order modality rebellion and alternatively with crimes against the state, conspiracy, as the alleged perpetrator of crimes against public administration and as the presumed perpetrator of crimes against public peace," the judge said.

The former president's defense indicated at the hearing that he will appeal the decision.

14 hours ago

Another 4 people are reported dead and more than 39 injured after clashes in Ayacucho

By Kiarinna Parisi

At least 4 people have been killed and 39 injured in the clashes in the framework of the demonstrations in Ayacucho, in south-central Peru, the Ayacucho Regional Health Directorate reported in a statement.

The clashes took place near the Alfredo MendĂ­vil Duarte Airport, when some protesters entered the runway and were repelled by law enforcement officers, according to reports by the state agency Andina.

For its part, the Ombudsman's Office urged airlines and port authorities to inform travelers about the suspension or cancellation of flights as a result of the disturbances in the area.

At least eight other people have died in Peru due to clashes in the strong protests that broke out after the removal and arrest of former President Pedro Castillo -after he tried to dissolve Congress-, and three more died in traffic accidents "in the context of the conflict," the Ombudsman's Office reported to CNN en Español on Thursday.

This social unrest in the country has also caused the closure of at least two major airports due to attacks against their infrastructure.

16 hours ago

Who are the people who have died in the protests in Peru and what do we know about how they died?

At least eight people have died in Peru due to clashes in the strong protests unleashed after the impeachment and arrest of former President Pedro Castillo -after he tried to dissolve Congress-, and three more lost their lives in traffic accidents "in the context of the conflict "The Ombudsman's Office reported this Thursday to CNN in Spanish.

The violence has also left 187 civilians and 216 police officers injured, according to the institution's most recent report.

The Peruvian Ombudsman's Office affirmed on Wednesday that the families of the deceased "should receive supportive attention from the Peruvian State."

"Added to this sad outcome, we have identified dozens of injured citizens, in the framework of the protests, and thousands of people affected by the interruption of roads and public and private services."

The institution also made a call to investigate the causes of the events.

"Responsibility must be determined, as well as the corresponding sanction for the / the authors / s," he wrote.

Read more here.

19 hours ago

Congress of Peru will resume the debate on the proposal to advance elections

The military stand guard at an official building after the demonstrations turned violent.

Credit: Diego Ramos/AFP/Getty Images

The Peruvian Congress went into recess this Thursday, but plans to resume discussion on the proposal to advance the presidential elections at 3 pm local time.

Meanwhile, President Dina Boluarte said that she was calling on Congress to make the best decisions to shorten the deadlines when referring to the elections.

"Here we all go, Executive and Legislative," she added.

20 hours ago

Peruvian Foreign Ministry summons Latin American ambassadors for "interference in internal affairs"

By Mia Alberti and Claudia Rebaza

The Peruvian Foreign Minister, Ana Cecilia Gervasi, said Thursday that she will call for consultation several of the diplomatic envoys in different countries in the region, for what she called "interference in internal affairs."

"With the President of the Republic, we have arranged the call in consultation to Lima to our ambassadors in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia and Mexico, in reaction to the interference in the internal affairs of Peru," the Peruvian Foreign Ministry wrote on Twitter this Thursday. .

Foreign Minister Ana Cecilia Gervasi: "With the President of the Republic, we have arranged the call in consultation to Lima to our Ambassadors in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia and Mexico, in reaction to the interference in the internal affairs of Peru."

pic.twitter.com/gIgDrhyCfU

– Chancellery Peru 🇵🇪 (@CancilleriaPeru) December 15, 2022

The measure comes after the four countries signed a declaration on Monday expressing their concern over the impeachment and detention of former President Pedro Castillo.

Last week, Mexico's ambassador in Lima was also subpoenaed by Peru's foreign ministry over complaints that Mexico was interfering in its internal affairs, after senior officials referred to Castillo's removal.

Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said Castillo requested asylum in that country, and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador criticized Peruvian elites and called for the protection of the ousted president's human rights.

21 hours ago

Resolution on Castillo's preventive detention postponed until 5:00 pm this Thursday

The hearing in which the preventive detention of the former president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, will be decided, was suspended until 5:00 pm, Miami time, this Thursday, the Judiciary reported.

"After listening to the parties, Supreme Judge Juan Carlos Checkley announces that today, at 5:00 p.m., he will issue, in a hearing, a resolution on the request for preventive detention against Castillo Terrones and Torres Vásquez," the Justice reported in its account on Twitter.

The former president will remain in custody until then.

23 hours ago

The hearing begins to evaluate the request for preventive detention against former President Pedro Castillo

The hearing began this Wednesday in which the Supreme Court of Preparatory Investigation will evaluate the request for preventive detention against former President Pedro Castillo and former Premier AnĂ­bal Torres, investigated for the crime of rebellion. 

This was reported in a Twitter message by the Judiciary of Peru.

The prosecution requested to extend Castillo's detention to 18 months.

1 day 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.

1 day 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.

1 day 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?

2:46

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.

1 day 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 day 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. 

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Source: cnnespanol

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