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Tag: Dina Boluarte

  • Saturday, May 27th 2023 - 10:31 UTC

    Lula's Summit to gather 11 South American leaders in Brasilia

    In addition to the meeting, Lula is expected to have one-on-one encounters with some of his guests

    President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's “retreat” Summit scheduled for May 30 will gather 11 South American leaders, it was confirmed Friday in Brasilia. The presidents of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela have confirmed their presence. The only absence will be that of Peruvian President Dina Boluarte, who has internal legal impediments, it was reported. Instead, Prime Minister Alberto Otárola will be attending.

  • Friday, May 26th 2023 - 09:37 UTC

    Peru's Congress declares AMLO “persona non grata”

    López Obrador was accused of ignoring “the legitimate constitutional succession” of President Dina Boluarte

    Peru's one-house Congress Thursday declared Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) a “persona non grata” on the grounds that “the Peruvian people do not accept acts of interference and meddling in our sovereignty,” it was reported in Lima.

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  • Saturday, May 6th 2023 - 10:51 UTC

    Peruvian Congress shelves case against Boluarte

    Forty-nine people have been killed by law enforcement officers since Boluarte took office on Dec. 7

    Despite this week's report by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemning the killings of demonstrators, Peru's one-house Congress Friday decided to shelve the case against President Dina Boluarte and several cabinet members, it was reported in Lima.

  • Friday, May 5th 2023 - 11:15 UTC

    IACHR speaks of extrajudicial executions and a massacre in Peru

    President Dina Boluarte insisted on denying any responsibility for the deaths of the demonstrators

    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) filed a report this week mentioning extrajudicial executions in Peru and using the word “massacre” in reference to police repression against demonstrators following the impeachment of then-President Pedro Castillo Terrones on Dec. 7.

  • Thursday, April 27th 2023 - 10:20 UTC

    State of emergency decreed in Peruvian borderline areas

    Foreigners “are the ones who are unfortunately committing these” crimes, Boluarte argued

    Peruvian authorities have declared a state of emergency across its areas bordering Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, and Chile in a move to curb a surge in crime President Dina Boluarte claims is linked to migrant offenders. While the measure is in force, certain constitutional rights such as the inviolability of the home, freedom of transit, freedom of assembly, and personal freedom and security are restricted or suspended.

  • Monday, April 24th 2023 - 10:11 UTC

    Peru: Boluarte undergoes cabinet reshuffle

    Peruvian President Dina Boluarte Sunday took the oath of office from four new ministers. Particularly striking was the appointment of Daniel Maurate to replace José Tello on the same day that former President Alejandro Toledo was brought in from the United States to stand trial for influence peddling and money laundering in a spinoff of the Odebrecht scandal. Tello had dubbed Toledo a “criminal.”

  • Wednesday, April 5th 2023 - 09:13 UTC

    Peru: Motion to impeach Boluarte fails to get through Congress

    Boluarte said the motion to impeach was an “obscure political maneuver”

    Peru's one-house Congress Tuesday dismissed a motion to impeach President Dina Boluarte for “moral incapacity” by 64 votes to 37, and 10 abstentions. A reconsideration mooted immediately afterward was also rejected by 67 votes to 34 and, again, 10 abstentions. In view of these results, Congress Speaker José Williams ordered the case shelved.

  • Thursday, March 16th 2023 - 07:09 UTC

    Peru: Supreme Court agrees to review if Castillo's right to defense was violated

    Castillo argues he was not given a chance to defend himself during his impeachment

    Peru's Supreme Court Wednesday overruled a lower Court's decision and will agree to review former President Pedro Castillo's claims that he was denied a right to defense during his Dec. 7 impeachment by Congress.

  • Friday, March 3rd 2023 - 08:54 UTC

    Peru's Congress to decide on reconsidering electoral rescheduling

    “On Friday we are going to make the reconsideration that must be voted in order to be able to define when the advance could be,” Williams said

    A Peruvian Congress plenum is to decide Friday whether further consideration will be given to the possibility of moving forward the elections in a country that has seen some 70 people dead in rampant episodes of violence following the Dec. 7 impeachment of then-President Pedro Castillo Terrones and the subsequent promotion of Vice Pte. Dina Boluarte to the position of head of state.

  • Tuesday, February 28th 2023 - 07:02 UTC

    AMLO wants a five-nation anti-inflation regional alliance

    AMLO needs some regionality after refusing to hand over the pro tempore presidency of the Pacific Alliance to “puppet” Boluarte

    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), who insisted Monday on dubbing his Peruvian colleague Dina Boluarte “a puppet,” has launched an initiative to tackle inflation with other regional leftwing leaders, namely Argentina's Alberto Fernandez, Brazil's Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, Colombia's Gustavo Petro, and Cuba's Miguel Díaz-Canel