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Castillo denounces a “Machiavellian plan” and Boluarte faces a difficult social landscape

Lima. The social atmosphere in Peru remained in turmoil from end to end this Sunday, five days after the coup that destabilized the country. The suppression of social protest has claimed the lives of two people today. And when the brand new president, in the boulevardHe wants to put on cool clothes, his predecessor kicked the board again, With the condemned from the dungeon where he is found about a “Machiavellian plan”.

Through a letter published by Congressman Guillermo Bermejo, Castillo said that several people “forced him to take a blood sample”. on Friday and they did it again on Saturday.

Pedro Castillo before Peruvian prosecutor Patricia Benavides Vargas after being taken into custody

“Yesterday afternoon a group A doctor in camouflage and a faceless prosecutor They forced me to take sample without my consent, similarly today, they returned with the same thing to reject me, for safety and my integrity,” lamented the prisoner leader.

On Friday it was made public that a medical team would visit him to collect samples and conduct toxicology tests. And according to the version of Dr. Francisco Brizuela, President of the Institute of Legal Medicine, No one forced Castillo to take the testWhether there will be a faceless prosecutor or not.

Castillo’s complaint is curious at least because the measures ordered responded to suggestions from those around him that the former president was not in his mind when he read the speech. According to this theory, Castillo would then be unquestionable. One possible explanation is that, if the study was negative, the excuse was disarmed.

Castillo’s testimony sheds a little more light on the behind-the-scenes decision to stage the coup. In his letter he states that he does not rule out that the Attorney General, Patricia Benavides, the Congress of the Republic (as a whole) and President Boluaarte are directing “this Machiavellian plan”, without giving further explanation.

In This Photo Released By The Presidency Of Peru On December 8, 2022, Peru'S New President Dina Boluaart Speaks To The Press In Lima, A Day After She Was Invested By Congress As Peru'S First Female President Following The Dismissal Of Pedro Huh.  Castillo
In this photo released by the Presidency of Peru on December 8, 2022, Peru’s new President Dina Boluaart speaks to the press in Lima, a day after she was invested by Congress as Peru’s first female president following the dismissal of Pedro Huh. castilloMELINA MEJIA – Peru Presidency

While Castillo told his version stuck with no way outIn , the classic where Jack Nicholson confronts the evil chief of guards at a psychiatric facility, Boluaarte had issues of his own to resolve. After naming, on Saturday, a technocrat cabinet that would be acceptable to the entire political spectrum, the social emergency is unfolding at a pace they did not expect.

After declaring himself President “till 2026”, i.e. till the end of the current presidential term, in two days, he had to change his speech. To show a tendency to hold early elections, Surrender in an atmosphere of discontent with the political leadership.

The protest goes from north to south. They do not trust Boluiarte and want “everybody to leave”, the famous expression that crosses borders. Thousands of people gathered in the streets of Cajamarca, Arequipa, Tacna, Andahuallas, Huancayo, Cusco and Puno. Agricultural unions and farmers’ organizations declared an “indefinite strike”.

The protesters turned the city of Andahuallas into a war zone. They attacked public buildings, lit bonfires and clashed with the police. The daredevil took the policemen hostage. One was tied to a flag pole and raised up to some kind of promontory so that all the demonstrators could see it, helpless. The violent set fire to two stores in the airport, which the authorities had to close because of the riot. Hours later officials announced that one death had been registered during the incidents.

Peru’s national police said in a statement: “We are saddened by the death of a man and we express our condolences to his family for this fact.” “The police organization calls on citizens to maintain order and peace, which lead to the development of the country, and calls on the population to peacefully assert their claims,” ​​the statement said.

Supporters Of Peru'S Ousted President Pedro Castillo Demonstrate Against Newly Sworn-In President Dina Boluarte In The Andean City Of Puno, Peru, December 8, 2022.
Supporters of Peru’s ousted President Pedro Castillo demonstrate against newly sworn-in President Dina Boluarte in the Andean city of Puno, Peru, December 8, 2022.Juan Carlos Cisneros – AFP

“We call for calm in the face of the events in Andahuillas,” the national police said in a statement. “We ask the population to exercise their right to protest. We reject any act of violence that threatens the integrity of the human being.”

Outside those excesses is a mass of peaceful protests, Though sometimes with very small things change happens, and they go from calm to angry or vice versa in a second. There is also talk of a “ceasefire” in cuts and marches.

Demonstrations in Lima began on the day of the replacement of the president. They come asking, as in other areas, renewal of the political cast, A parliamentary reset in which they hope for better representation.

He said, ‘There are some parts of the country where Congressmen do not even come, they do not fulfill the promises they make. In the woods, in the mountains, on the coast we’re having a hard time. There are children who are starving, schools without chairs or folders. Nothing comes, and if it does, ten of the 20 they promised come. They keep the rest,” says Teresa, a 36-year-old protester from Lima, on whose back a Peruvian flag is falling.

Supporters Of Former Peruvian President Pedro Castillo Protest In Lima On December 9, 2022 Demanding His Release And New Elections.
Supporters of former Peruvian President Pedro Castillo protest in Lima on December 9, 2022 demanding his release and new elections.Ernesto Benavides – AFP

Teresa is early at the foot of Plaza San Martin, the base of the protest in the capital, and the statue of the hero. “We are tired, we are fed up, the time has come, we have to stick together,” he insisted.

Antonia, 70, from the province of Ayacucho, asks a woman twice her age to share her vision of things. A heartbreaking scene that repeatedly begs, with a broken voice, to disperse: “They trample us, they humiliate us, they do whatever they want. They don’t give us work, they don’t pay us as it should be. They are corrupt, they only support those in power, not us.”

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