Label Wars

Peruvian LGBTQ groups protested in the capital Lima this week after the country’s health ministry classified transgender identities as “mental health problems,” a move that advocates fear will make transgender people targets of aggression, NBC News reported. Last week, President Dina Boluarte signed a supreme decree...

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No Occupancy

Many Peruvians lost respect for Dina Boluarte when she campaigned as left-wing President Pedro Castillo’s running mate, but became a business-friendly conservative when right-wing Peruvian lawmakers removed Castillo from office in 2022, elevating Vice President Boluarte to the South American country’s top office. Now the world...

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Bling, Bling

Peruvian authorities raided the home of President Dina Boluarte and the presidential palace over the weekend as part of an “unlawful enrichment” probe over reports that the leader had been wearing Rolex watches since taking office in December 2022, the New York Times reported. Last month,...

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Divisive to the End

Peru’s top court ordered Tuesday the “immediate” release – defying an international court’s decision – of controversial former President Alberto Fujimori, who was imprisoned for crimes against humanity, Reuters reported. The Peruvian Constitutional Court essentially reinstated a 2017 pardon, which was opposed by the Inter-American Court...

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Finger Pointing

Peru’s top prosecutor this week accused President Dina Boluarte of the killings of anti-government protesters earlier this year, a move that further deepens the South American country’s year-long political crisis, Le Monde reported. Attorney General Patricia Benavides charged the president and her prime minister with first-degree...

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Club Fed

The special prison that Peruvian officials have established on the outskirts of Lima for presidents convicted of corruption is full. Attorney and pundit Rosa Maria Palacios told National Public Radio that the presence of three former heads of state in the Barbadillo prison underscores the...

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No Rest for the Weary

Protests broke out in Peru over the weekend after President Dina Boluarte said she would request expanded legislative powers and potentially reconfigure a historically unpopular congress, France24 reported. Demanding the resignation of the president, protesters in the capital of Lima attempted to reach the congressional building but...

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Revived Anger

More than 20,000 people took to the streets of Peru this week to protest widespread poverty in the Andean nation, while also calling for the resignation of President Dina Boluarte, Reuters reported. Transport officials said demonstrators blocked at least eight highways across the country Wednesday, while...

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The End of the Road

Peru’s former President Alejandro Toledo surrendered to US authorities over the weekend and is expected to be extradited to Peru where he faces charges of corruption and money laundering, Agence France-Presse reported. Toledo, who served as Peru’s president from 2001 to 2006, is wanted for alleged...

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Impeachment Roulette

A group of left-wing lawmakers submitted a motion to impeach Peruvian President Dina Boluarte over her handling of the mass demonstrations that have gripped the Andean nation following the removal of her predecessor last month, Al Jazeera reported Thursday. The legislators – allies of ousted President...

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Andean Shakeup

Peruvian protesters and police clashed in the capital, Lima, and other cities over the weekend, the latest bout of unrest since mass demonstrations erupted in the South American nation following the ousting of President Pedro Castillo last month, Axios reported. One historic building in Lima caught...

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The Revolving Door

Peru’s attorney general launched an investigation into new President Dina Boluarte and her ministers on allegations of genocide following a crackdown on violent protests gripping the country since last month, the Guardian reported. The probe came after 17 civilians were killed in the country’s southern Puno...

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Rule By Chaos

Foreign tourists were recently stranded at Machu Picchu, the 15th-century Incan citadel and UNESCO World Heritage Site, CNN wrote, amid a major political crisis in Peru. Officials declared a state of emergency, reported the Associated Press, shutting public transportation amid violent protests over the fate...

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End of the Line

Peruvian authorities detained President Pedro Castillo this week after the embattled leftist leader attempted to shutter parliament and rule by decree, the Guardian reported. Castillo’s removal and detention came as he faced an impeachment vote from lawmakers Wednesday. The president had earlier announced that he would...

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Musical Chairs

Peruvian Prime Minister Anibal Torres resigned last week after just nine months in office, the fourth leader to quit in the 16 months since the election of leftist President Pedro Castillo, amid ongoing disputes between him and the opposition-held congress that have deepened Peru’s political...

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Round and Round

Peruvian authorities refused to release former President Alberto Fujimori from prison following a request from the regional Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which said it will review the divisive leader’s case, the Associated Press reported. The decision comes nearly two weeks after Peru’s Constitutional Court ordered...

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