Political turmoil in Peru

Em síntese 13-04-2023

The political turmoil in the Andean region goes on. Following mass demonstrations, social unrest and political instability in Chile, Bolivia and Ecuador in recent years, it is now Peru that is suffering a deep political crisis. It all started after Congress removed the then President, Pedro Castillo, on 7 December 2022, after his self-coup attempt. His Vice-President, Dina Boluarte Zegarra, became Peru's first female head of state and its sixth president in five years. Violent protests have since erupted across the country, with dozens killed in clashes with the military. Protesters demand President Boluarte's resignation, the dissolution of Congress and early elections.