Weekly Report - 12 January 2023 (WR-23-02)

PERU: Boluarte wins key vote but faces “genocide” probe

Peru’s President Dina Boluarte, whose first month in office has been shaped by fierce anti-government protests, scored a crucial political victory on 10 January when her cabinet won its requisite confidence vote in congress. Boluarte had little time to celebrate; on the same day, the attorney general’s office opened a preliminary investigation into her and five other current and former members of her government for alleged “genocide” in relation to the lethal crackdown on protesters, 17 of whom were shot dead by police on 9 January in Juliaca, a city in the southern region of Puno.

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