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Peruvian Lawmakers Move to Impeach Dina Boluarte as Protesters Reject “National Truce”

HeadlineJan 26, 2023

In Peru, thousands of people marched in the capital Lima after interim President Dina Boluarte called for a “national truce” amid ongoing protests since the ouster and arrest of her predecessor, Pedro Castillo, on December 7. This is a protester.

Protester: “How many people are dying? For the love of God, out Dina Boluarte. Get out of the government. Don’t hurt us anymore. We are suffering. Everything is becoming more expensive, and we don’t even have enough to eat. We are Peruvians, and we are asking for help.”

Over 50 people have died in the brutal crackdown on demonstrators. Meanwhile, leftist lawmakers allied with Castillo have submitted a motion of impeachment against Boluarte over her response to the protests.

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