Francisco Sagasti was chosen as interim president by Congress on Monday. This follows the resignation of interim president Manuel Merino after mass outrage over the assassination of two protesters by the police on Saturday
Martín Vizcarra is far from a ‘progressive’ leader and does not represent the interests of the masses, so why are thousands on the street rejecting his impeachment and even classifying it as a coup?
What are the forces behind Peruvian president Martín Vizcarra’s impeachment following a rapid and bizarre session of the Congress? Who stands to benefit? Why have thousands taken to the streets to protest?
Thousands have taken to the streets of Peru to protest Martin Vizcarra’s impeachment which many see as an attack on democracy. Vizcarra was impeached on Monday on the basis of corruption charges which have not been proven yet
The Peruvian Congress impeached Martín Vizcarra on a charges of corruption from his time as governor in 2011-2014. These charges have not been proven yet. Thousands have taken to the streets against the impeachment, calling it an attack on democracy
An excavation from the Andean Highlands in Peru of the remains of a woman reveals that hunting tools were buried alongside her. The tools recovered include six stone projectiles and 24 other stone artifacts
Peru is reporting more than 7,000 new cases everyday and has the highest per capita death toll in the Latin American and Caribbean region
The unemployment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the threat of hunger have forced millions of Peruvians to venture out and risk infection
The political prisoner has spent the past two decades in complete isolation in a special penitentiary center on a Naval Base in Peru. Amid the spread of COVID-19 the incarcerated population is especially at risk
The government led by President Martín Vizcarra has taken measures that heed social distancing, but has completely disregarded the water criss in the country, which is fundamental in avoiding contagion of the novel coronavirus
District attorney of Arequipa has demanded up to 30 years in jail for all the leaders who opposed the Tía María mining project and led the resistance struggle against it
According to an exit poll, the far-right Popular Force party, led by the daughter of former Peruvian dictator Alberto Fujimori, only won 20 out of the 130 seats