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Polarization and Crisis in Peru

Castillo’s victory marks the beginning of a new and still unpredictable period, in which the struggle between change and continuity will undoubtedly play an important role.

Cecilia Quiroz

June 17, 2021

Top Advisor Says Peru’s New Administration Will “Respect” Capitalist Relations

Pedro Castillo, on the verge of being declared the winner of Peru’s presidential election, has been described as a “Marxist.” But one of his top economic advisors says a government would “maintain the market economy” and “pay the nation’s debts” to foreign financial institutions.

Cecilia Quiroz

June 12, 2021

Castillo Wins Narrow Victory in Peruvian Elections

With 99.8 percent of the votes counted, Pedro Castillo, the teacher from Cajamarca, is ahead by almost 71,000 votes and looks poised to narrowly win the Peruvian elections.

Farmworkers’ Strike Forces Peruvian Congress to Repeal Agrarian Law

After five days of strikes and roadblocks, rural workers in Peru pressured Congress to repeal the Agrarian Promotion Law, which allowed agribusinesses to deny workers benefits and granted them tax cuts and other privileges.

José Rojas

December 9, 2020

Peru’s Government Crumbles after Nationwide Protests and Brutal Repression

On the sixth day of national protests against the interim Peruvian government of Manuel Merino, installed after Congress ousted the sitting president in an impeachment, the National Police brutally repressed protesters in Lima, killing two. The news first led to Merino's cabinet being dissolved, and then yesterday the acting president resigned.

Protests Against New Government Continue in Peru

Friday marked yet another day of demonstrations in Peru against the newly appointed government of Manuel Merino, which is beginning to lose much of the parliamentary support that put it in office after voting to oust Martin Vizcarra.

Peru: Not Vizcarra. Not Merino. For a New Constituent Assembly.

The Peruvian parliament recently approved the ouster of the current president, Martín Vizcarra, deepening the already existing political crisis. Here, we publish the statement released by our comrades of the Socialist Workers Current in Peru.

La Izquierda Diario Péru

November 12, 2020

Peruvian Congress Ousts President Martín Vizcarra

A majority in Congress voted on Monday to remove Peruvian President Vizcarra from office following corruption allegations. The impeachment will worsen the political crisis in one of the countries worst-hit by the pandemic.

La Izquierda Diario Péru

November 10, 2020