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Former president in prison, demonstrations, genocide investigation...: why is Peru on fire?


DECRYPTION – Since the beginning of December, the new president Dina Boluarte has faced major challenges, which are now spreading to the capital Lima.

It's a growing anger.

Since Thursday, January 12, the major demonstrations affecting Peru have reached the capital Lima.

Launched in December, these were until then mainly located in the southern regions of the country, not far from the Bolivian border.

The demonstrators demand in particular the resignation of Dina Boluarte, current president.

Some voices from supporters of violence and radicals demand my resignation, inciting the population to chaos, disorder and destruction.

To them I say to them in a responsible way: I will not resign, my commitment is with Peru

,” said Dina Boluarte in a message to the nation broadcast on Friday by state television.

On December 7, the then president, Pedro Castillo, was deposed and arrested, after only 16 months of a mandate marked by accusations of corruption.

He then wanted to stay in power by dissolving Congress and establishing a government…

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Source: lefigaro

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