Former Peruvian Military Elites Call for Coup Against Castillo’s Victory

Mision Verdad The Peruvian Ministry of Defense considers apocryphal the letter signed by several ex-military men, including some who have already died (Photo: La Radio del Sur) Retired senior commanders of the Peruvian Army, Navy and Air Force, in addition to junior officers, sent a letter to the Joint Command of the Armed Forces (CCFA)…

Peru: A President-elect, Non-Existent Fraud, a Fractured Country

Marco Teruggi Pedro Castillo won the elections in Peru, but has not yet been declared president. Keiko Fujimori seeks to disavow the results through different procedures that postpone the official announcement and plunge the country into multiple tensions, a situation that could drag on for days or weeks. “Why do I support Professor Castillo? Because…

Peru at the Brink of Civil War? The Uprising of the Dispossessed

Peter Koenig On 28 July 2021, Peru, with her 33 million inhabitants, celebrates 200 years of Independence. The People of Peru may have chosen this Bicentennial celebration, to bring about a drastic change to their foreign and national oligarchy-run country. In a neck-on-neck national election run-off on 6 June 2021, the socialist Pedro Castillo, a…

The Coup Taking Place in Peru

José Carlos Llerena, Vijay Prashad Keiko Fujimori and Fernando Rospigliosi. While by all accounts, Pedro Castillo won the second round presidential elections, his adversary has refused to concede, and many fear that tensions could escalate with the help of Peru’s loyal right and the newly appointed US ambassador Pedro Castillo of the Perú Libre party…

Peru Electoral Authorities Extend Deadline For Fujimori Fraud Claims

Kawsachun News Peru’s National Elections Court (Jurado Nacional de Elecciones, JNE) has extended the deadline for presenting motions to nullify votes. The move will benefit far-right candidate Keiko Fujimori who is presenting a flurry of spurious claims of she says constitutes ‘electoral fraud’. The deadline for presenting complaints was 8pm, Wednesday, June 9th. The new…

Pedro Castillo Thanks Bolivia, Argentina, and Nicaragua for Recognizing Win

Kawsachun News Peru’s Pedro Castillo has thanked Presidents Luis Arce, Alberto Fernández, and Daniel Ortega, during an address to his supporters this evening in Lima. The three heads of state publicly recognized Castillo as President-elect of Peru on Thursday. Winner of Sunday's ballot, Pedro Castillo, thanked supporters gathered in Lima in anticipation of an official…

Pedro Castillo: The Man from Peru Made Invisible

Marco Teruggi From Lima Peru is experiencing a historic moment. Pedro Castillo, a man from the invisible country, rural, poor, with a white hat and a rising leadership, may become the next president. This is indicated by the numbers that the National Office of Electoral Processes (Onpe) releases every half hour and that everyone follows…

Peru: Fujimori is Using the Same Narrative as Bolivia Coup

Kawsachun News Evo Morales has condemned Peru’s far-right candidate Keiko Fujimori for making unsubstantiated fraud allegations as leftist candidate Pedro Castillo has preserved his lead in the official vote count. With 97.3% of actas processed, the likelihood of a reversal has diminished. El mismo discurso de la derecha racista, fascista y golpista: denuncia “fraude” sin…

Pedro Castillo Calls On Supporters to Defend Vote

Kawsachun News Supporters of Peru Libre march to Plaza San Martín in Lima demanding a clean and fair electoral process. Leftist presidential candidate Pedro Castillo has called on his supporters to be vigilant and defend each vote from possible foul play as an IPSOS exit poll has indicated a technical tie. “From Tacabamba I ask…

Peru’s Pedro Castillo Represents a Challenge to the Canadian Mining Industry

Owen Schalk Peru’s socialist presidential candidate Pedro Castillo, the favourite to win the runoff vote on June 6, will serve as a challenge to the Canadian mineral industry in Latin America. Photo from Twitter. Presidential front-runner is taking aim at the extractive sector, wants a bigger share of company profits to benefit Peruvians The June…

What Peru’s Final Pre-Election Polls Say

Kawsachun News Pedro Castillo addresses supporters at a rally in Sicuani-Qanchis, Cusco on June 1, 2021. Pollsters have published their final surveys as Peruvians prepare to vote in the Presidential election runoff on Sunday, June 6th. The choice will be between leftist candidate Pedro Castillo, and far-right candidate Keiko Fujimori, the first lady during the…