Anti government protests, involving the death of at least 48 people and hundreds injured, continued in Peru, a month since elected president Pedro Castillo was removed from office and replaced by interim president Dina Boluarte.
Peru's Public Prosecutor's Office has filed a request for former First Lady Lilia Paredes-Castillo's pre-trial arrest while she is under investigation for her alleged participation in a corruption ring, it was reported Friday in Lima.
Peruvian demonstrators went back to blocking roads and staging other protests nationwide over the impeachment of former President Pedro Castillo Terrones, after which 28 people have been killed.
Peru's Supreme Court Thursday upheld a ruling ordering former President Pedro Castillo Terrones held under pre-trial detention for 18 months after he was arrested following his decision to dissolve Congress and rule by decree, which led to his impeachment.
Six Peruvian generals have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a corruption ring involving former President Pedro Castillo Terrones, the country's Attorney General's Office announced Monday.
By Andrés Velasco (*) SANTIAGO – Just in recent months, Peru’s president attempted to dissolve Congress, Argentina’s vice president was convicted of fraud, and Brazil’s incumbent president threatened not to leave office if he lost the upcoming election. Add the consolidation of dictatorships in Venezuela and Nicaragua and the Salvadoran president’s announcement that he will seek re-election despite constitutional limits, and it would seem that democracy is in trouble in Latin America
A team from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Thursday paid a visit to former Peruvian President José Pedro Castillo Terrones, who is under arrest for trying to stage a coup d'état, which led to his impeachment and subsequent pre-trial detention.
By Gwynne Dyer – Could there be anything more ridiculous than last week’s failed coup attempt in Peru?
Peru's Congress Tuesday approved a bill to bring forward the general elections to April 2024 after it had rejected a similar initiative last week, thus fueling additional unrest nationwide.
“If Argentine president Alberto Fernandez insists on recognizing coup-monger Pedro Castillo as the legitimate president of Peru, we should definitively say that the Malvinas islands are not Argentine, but British.”