Indigenous and social organizations, as well as trade unions, have decided to intensify protests against the government of de facto president Dina Boluarte. They are demanding her resignation, the release of her predecessor Pedro Castillo, the dissolution of Congress, and fresh elections
In today’s episode of the Daily Roundup we take a look at the massive strike action by public sector workers in the UK, the Philippines allowing the US to set up more bases, Israel conducting air strikes on Gaza, and updates on the ongoing protests in Peru.
Peoples Dispatch reports from the ground in Peru where massive mobilizations are continuing in support of the ousted president Pedro Castillo.
Hundreds of Peruvians have come to the capital Lima to protest the coup against Pedro Castillo and to demand fundamental changes in the political system
The move by Pedro Castillo to dissolve Congress ahead of a third impeachment motion seems to be the result of a pressure campaign with support from the US
Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha looks at the implications of Pedro Castillo’s victory in the Peruvian elections and its wider ramifications on the continent as a whole
Many progressive leaders of the Latin American and Caribbean region believe that Castillo will strengthen regional integration and the anti-imperialist movement in the region.
In his first speech as president, peasant and public school teacher Pedro Castillo stressed that his government will prioritize the needs of the historically marginalized sectors and outlined a series of progressive reforms to transform the country
Pedro Castillo of the left-wing Free Peru party won the run-off elections with 50.126% of the votes, receiving 44,263 more votes than his opponent Keiko Fujimori of the far-right Popular Force party
The campaign to overturn Peru’s presidential election results is one of “unconventional warfare.”
Pedro Castillo of the left-wing Free Peru party won the second round of presidential elections but his opponent has refused to concede and the National Jury of Elections (JNE) has not yet proclaimed him as winner.
Right-wing Keiko Fujimori from Popular Force is still refusing to concede. Castillo won the elections with a margin of at least 44,000 votes.