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Peru protest on Jan 19, 2023

Jorge Escalante discusses the protest movement, the nature of the Boluarte coup government and what it might take to bring it down.

2022 Peru coup

A rapid end to the Peruvian crisis appears unlikely after the right-wing “soft coup” against President Pedro Castillo, writes Rodrigo Acuña.

Ayacucho massacre

While helicopters flew overhead, members of Peru’s national army shot down civilians with live bullets in the outskirts of the city of Ayacucho on December 15, reports Zoe Alexandra.

Protests in Peru

Massive protests continue in Peru in a widespread rejection of the right-wing coup against President Pedro Castillo on December 7, reports Ana Zorita.

Peru protest

Peruvian President Pedro Castillo has been impeached by right-wing forces in Congress, the final act in a 17-month-long destabilisation campaign, reports Ana Zorita.

Pedro Castillo came to power on a leftist platform with the support of Peru’s poorest people. In response, anti-democratic forces and their powerful capitalist backers have dedicated themselves to ousting Castillo ever since, writes Ben Radford.

Fujimori - April 5 never again

Protests erupted after Peru’s Constitutional Court reinstated a 2017 pardon granted to imprisoned former president Alberto Fujimori, reports Ben Radford.

Pedro Castillo

Since Peruvian president Pedro Castillo’s electoral victory in June, right-wing and anti-democratic forces have continued to campaign to remove him from office, reports Ben Radford.

President of Peru Pedro Castillo. Photo: Presidencia Peru/Flickr (CC By-NC-SA 2.0)

Pedro Castillo, leader of the left-wing Peru Libre party, was sworn in as Peru’s president on July 28, reports Ben Radford. Since then, his government has faced a campaign of destabilisation from the right-wing opposition.

The campaign to overturn Peru’s presidential election results is one of “unconventional warfare”, report José Carlos Llerena Robles and Vijay Prashad.

Thousands of Peruvians took to the streets in Lima and other cities to defend the presidential electoral victory of socialist candidate Pedro Castillo. People's Dispatch reports.

José Carlos Llerena Robles and Vijay Prashad look at what's behind attempts by Peru's far-right — with the aid of the United States — to overturn the election of leftist presidential candidate Pedro Castillo.

Leftist candidate Pedro Castillo, leader of the Free Peru party and former school teacher, won the final round of the Peruvian presidential elections. Ben Radford reports.

Leftist candidate Pedro Castillo had unexpected success in the first round of Peru's presidential elections, reports Ben Radford.

New Peru Movement party leader Veronika Mendoza, explains what’s behind the current unrest in Peru.

Thousands of Peruvians have taken to the streets in protest at the "legislative coup" against elected President Martín Vizcarra, writes Kenny Stancil.

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