An attempted self-coup by former Peruvian President Pedro Castillo on December 7 led to widespread protests in the country that have left almost 60 dead and hundreds injured. After over seven weeks of protests, demonstrators have been calling for the resignation of Castillo’s successor, President Dina Boluarte—who imposed curfews in some cities and temporarily suspended some civil liberties such as freedom of movement.

  • In Peru, Protests Reveal Deep Social Divide
    The strife sparked by President Pedro Castillo’s ouster in the copper-rich nation highlights simmering resentments in the rural Andes despite years of economic gains.
    03/23/2023 - 2:00 am | View Link
  • How Peru Used Lethal Force to Crack Down on Anti-Government Protests
    Forty-eight civilians have been killed, and more than 970 have been injured, according to Peru’s ombudsman ... how the military and the police used deadly tactics, often in apparent violation ...
    03/15/2023 - 10:00 pm | View Link
  • Six Soldiers Dead in Peru After Seeking to Cross River to Flee Unrest
    The soldiers disappeared last Sunday after attempting to cross a river in southern Puno region, home to many of the most raucous protests calling for the release of jailed ex-President Pedro Castillo ...
    03/6/2023 - 10:33 am | View Link
  • Peru: Infinite Protest and Indolent Elites
    The anti-government protests that erupted in December have a clear political agenda: new elections and the convening of a constituent assembly.
    03/1/2023 - 6:03 am | View Link
  • Peru: Protests Continue — Happenings and Reasons
    Protests are continuing in Peru even 11 weeks after the ‘coup’ of December 7, 2022, dislodging President Pedro Castillo and putting him under arrest. Formally elected president Pedro Castillo ...
    02/24/2023 - 11:00 am | View Link
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