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Democratic Lawmakers Urge Biden to Halt Peru Security Aid as Protester Death Toll Reaches 58

HeadlineFeb 01, 2023

A group of 20 Democratic lawmakers is urging the Biden administration to temporarily suspend security aid to Peru over a “pattern of repression” against anti-government protesters that have taken to the streets since December after the impeachment and arrest of former President Pedro Castillo. The Democrats’ letter comes as Peruvian forces killed their first protester in the capital Lima on Saturday. Fifty-five-year-old Víctor Santisteban’s killing brings the nationwide death toll to 58 people. This is Santisteban’s sister.

Elizabeth Santisteban: “Today was not only one person who died. A whole family died. The heartfelt condolences from the president, from Congress, from the police will not bring my brother back. My 74-year-old father is dying because of the pain.”

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