Peruvian President in the Eye of Another Political Storm

Peoples Dispatch The Peruvian Prosecutor’s Office has opened a new investigation against President Pedro Castillo for the alleged crime against the administration of justice for personal concealment. Photo: Pedro Castillo/Twitter The Prosecutor’s office has opened a new investigation against President Pedro Castillo. At the same time, the far-right opposition has announced the presentation of a…

Peru: The Political Crisis Worsens

Carlos Noriega The crisis in Pedro Castillo’s government is worsening. Less than a month before the rural teacher and trade unionist who came to power as candidate of the left completes his first year in the presidency, the right wing, which from the first day of the government has bet on the coup, accelerates its…

Bolivia to Rescue Peru Amid Fertilizer Crisis

Bolivia’s state-owned fertilizer plant will massively boost sales to Peru as President Pedro Castillo faces strikes and mobilizations over fertilizer shortages. The urea and ammonia plant in the Trópico of Cochabamba is set to cover half of what Peru has lost since Western sanctions on Russia began. Peru’s Agriculture Minister, Oscar Zea, told the press on Sunday…

Peru: Fujimori’s Pardon and Castillo’s Domestication

Nicolás Lynch If six weeks ago the conformation of the third cabinet of Pedro Castillo’s government already signaled us the domestication of his government by the neoliberal right, today the reinstatement of the pardon to to the former corrupt president Alberto Fujimori given in 2017 by Pedro Pablo Kuczynski confirms to us this trend of…

Peru: Looking at Castillo Without Looking at the Kingdom

Ollantay Itzamná President Castillo and Anibal Torres, Premier. Vargas Llosa, at some point, defined the contemporary official Peru (which he himself paid for), as the “country of spectacle”. That is to say, a superficial society, without much criticism or content. Where the “chongo” and the media “chacota” structure the overwhelming situation. In two centuries of…

Peruvian Oligarchy Seeks to Destroy Pedro Castillo

Eduardo Paz RadaThe Peruvian oligarchy and the entire media, business, military and political chorus have not rested a single day in these last 10 months to pressure and destroy President Pedro Castillo and his government with the aim of preventing the emergence of a national and popular impulse that vindicates “deep Peru”, indigenous, mestizo and…

Lima Cartel is Over: Peru Receives President Maduro’s Ambassador

Kawsachun News The so-called Lima Group has been officially buried and Peru has normalized relations with Venezuela. Peru’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Oscar Maúrtua de Romaña, received the credentials of Alexander Yánez Deleuze, which accredit him as the new Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Peru. El Ministro de Relaciones…

Bolivia Cracks Down on Peruvian Narcojets

Peru is the second largest exporter of cocaine. Narcojets originating in Peru try to refuel in Bolivia, so as to reach Brazil, and from there, export to Europe. We accompanied Bolivian authorities as they destroyed these refueling centers and detonated holes in illegal runways.

Latin America: Why the Elections in Chile, Brazil and Colombia are Crucial

Emir Sader Latin America has become the epicenter of the greatest political struggles of the 21st century because it was the epicenter of neoliberalism in the world. It was the region with the most neoliberal and radical governments. Therefore, it became the region where the anti-neoliberal governments developed, thus becoming the fundamental scenario of the…

Peru: Thousands March against Right-Wing Maneuver to Impeach President Pedro Castillo

Tanya Wadhwa Peruvian President Pedro Castillo. Photo: Peruvian Presidency/Twitter In a new attempt to destabilize President Pedro Castillo’s government, the right-wing forces in Peru have presented a motion to impeach him. The attack led thousands of citizens to take the streets in defense of their president On November 25, Peruvian opposition legislators from three right-wing…

Peru: Castillo Struggles to Implement Promised Change

Kawsachun News A controversial cabinet reshuffle this week has served to show just how difficult it can be to implement radical and redistributive change. President Pedro Castillo won Peru’s June 6th elections in the second round. His flagship policies were; a new constitution and the nationalization of natural resources. The expulsion of US forces (military…

Indigenous People Take Over a Pipeline Station in the Peruvian Amazon

Peoples Dispatch Since October 4, more than 200 Indigenous people from the Peruvian Amazon have taken over a pipeline station to demand social and environmental support for the region. Photo: Petroperú The Indigenous people of the Loreto region in the Peruvian Amazon are demanding environmental remediation against numerous oil spills. They also seek infrastructure guaranteeing…