Weekly Report - 18 August 2022 (WR-22-33)

PERU: Castillo clashes with congress

Spiralling recriminations between President Pedro Castillo and congress are compounding Peru’s protracted political crisis. Castillo and his prime minister, Aníbal Torres, branded the police raid on the presidential palace on 9 August, to arrest the president’s sister-in-law Yenifer Paredes in relation to involvement in the granting of corrupt contracts, as part of an attempt to overthrow the established democratic order. Torres appealed to supporters to march on Lima to defend the government. The president of congress, Lady Camones, in turn accused Castillo and Torres of seeking to rupture the democratic order by advocating an insurrection. Castillo has since called for cooler heads to prevail, but fresh verbal volleys are likely to be exchanged sooner rather than later. 

End of preview - This article contains approximately 679 words.

Subscribers: Log in now to read the full article

Not a Subscriber?

Choose from one of the following options

Intelligence Research Ltd.
167-169 Great Portland Street,
5th floor,
London, W1W 5PF - UK
Phone : +44 (0) 203 695 2790
You may contact us via our online contact form
Copyright © 2022 Intelligence Research Ltd. All rights reserved.