Peru: Provisional Victory for Pedro Castillo

Marcos Salgado LIMA, Aug. 26, 2021 Peruvian President Pedro Castillo (c-front), Council of Ministers President Guido Bellido (2-front) and members of his ministerial cabinet wave in the courtyard of the Government Palace, in Lima, Per˙, Aug. 26, 2021. Bellido went to Congress on Thursday to ask for a vote of confidence for his cabinet, while…

Peru: Defending Vladimir Cerron against Fascism

Carlos Aznarez His name is Vladimir Cerrón and he is the target of a fierce attack by the narco-fujimorist right wing in Peru. No wonder, Cerrón, as head of the Peru Libre Party, the same party that made it possible for Pedro Castillo to become President, is a fundamental figure when it comes to ideological…

Peru: Born to Be Servants, Now Ruling the Bicentennial Nation

Ollantay Itzamná Quechua peasants. Peru. Less than a month into the administration of the first peasant President in the bicentennial Creole Republic of Peru, cultural and political events are taking place that are upsetting the certainties of the bicentennial “national identity”. The Peruvian electorate, last June 6, by means of an unprecedented uprising at the…

ALBA Movements Issue Alert Over Coup Attempt in Peru

ALBA Movimientos is issuing an alert of a coup underway against the government of Pedro Castillo in Peru and is calling for international solidarity, saying, the removal of Héctor Bejar from the Foreign Ministry, just two weeks into government, “is a clear sign of the coup in progress in its political & military facet and…

Peru: What is Coming

Gustavo Espinoza M If anyone believes that the departure of Héctor Béjar from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs solves the “political crisis” of the moment, he is completely mistaken. This is not the end of the matter. Here, it begins. The Mafia, transitorily victorious, will go on the offensive with the arrogance we all know,…

Peru: Pedro Castillo is Autonomous with Respect to the De facto Powers

Carlos Aznarez Sociologist, columnist of Diario Libre and active militant of the Peruvian Chapter of ALBA Movimientos, Ricardo Jimenez is an indispensable reference when envisioning the path that President Pedro Castillo will take in the coming months of a difficult Peruvian process. We began the interview with him commenting on the power of Castillo’s two…

Peru: A Country Where the Peasant Presence is Uncomfortable

Ollantay Itzamná Pedro Castillo Terrones. President of Peru The political and cultural system of the gamonal creole state is facing a historical possibility of being transformed by a peasant government, both symbolically and materially, to respond to the multicultural reality of the country. In 1821, the territorial jurisdiction of the former Viceroyalty of Lima was…

Inauguration Speech of Peru President Pedro Castillo, July 28, 2021

Madam President of the Congress of the Republic Ladies and Gentlemen Congressmen of the Republic, Presidents of the sister republics of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, His Highness the King of Spain, Members of the honorable diplomatic corps. Authorities present, Women and men of my beloved Peruvian people, I begin by greeting my brothers…

Bolivia & Peru Open ‘Binational Cabinet’ With Social Movements

Kawsachun News Bolivia’s President Luis Arce has announced that a ‘Binational Cabinet’ will be installed with Peru to deal with matters of importance to both countries and where social movements will participate. President Arce attended the inauguration of Pedro Castillo and held a meeting with the new Head of State afterwards. Coming out of the…