The governments of Mexico, Colombia, Argentina and Bolivia supported Pedro Castillo after his self-coup attempt and dismissal

Pedro Castillo is in preventive detention after being vacated last Wednesday (Forbes)
Pedro Castillo is in preventive detention after being vacated last Wednesday (Forbes)

After Pedro Castillo was dismissed after attempting to carry out a self-coup in Peru, Mexico, Colombia, Bolivia and Argentina They defended the actions of the now ex-president, did not refer to his attempt to dilute the Peruvian Congress and raised their “concern over recent events” in the Latin American country.

In a statement, the governments of Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia and Argentina expressed “their deep concern for the recent events that resulted in the removal and detention of José Pedro Castillo Terrones, President of the Republic of Peru.”

“It is not news to the world that President Castillo Terrones, from the day of his election, was the victim of a undemocratic harassmentin violation of Article 23 of the American Convention on Human Rights, “Costa Rica Pact”, approved on November 22, 1969, to later be the subject of a court treatment in the same way, in violation of article 25 of the aforementioned convention,” the statement said.

Pedro Castillo after being arrested for his self-coup attempt (Reuters)
Pedro Castillo after being arrested for his self-coup attempt (Reuters)

Along these lines, the four countries urged “all the actors involved in the previous process to prioritize the Will citizen who spoke at the polls. It is the way of interpreting the scope and meanings of the notion of democracy contained in the Inter-American System of Human Rights. We urge those who make up the institutions to refrain from reverse the popular will expressed with free suffrage”.

Lastly, the communiqué concluded: “We request that the authorities fully respect the human rights of President Pedro Castillo and that he be guaranteed the judicial protection in the terms established in the last cited article”.

Police in Andahuaylas during the demonstrations against Dina Boluarte (Reuters)
Police in Andahuaylas during the demonstrations against Dina Boluarte (Reuters)

At least 25 points of the Peruvian highway network, including the South and North Pan-American highways, were cut off this Monday by protesters calling for the resignation of the president Dina Boluarte and the closure of Congress with the burning of wheels and containers, reported the National Police.

The point where the largest protests have been registered is the town of chalain the southern region of Arequipa -one of the cradles of Peruvian mining-, where about 4,000 people participate in a protest that was among the first to start across the country.

The southern regions of Peru, regions where ex-president Pedro Castillo has more support, account for most of the cuts in the cart network, mainly in the departments of Arequipa, where the protesters also took over the international airport, and Cuzco.

In the north of the country, the Peruvian National Police (PNP) has only recorded roadblocks in the coastal province of Trujillo, where a hundred residents of the Viru region have cut the Panamericana Norte at kilometers 503 and 512 to request Castillo’s release.

The police forces have counted at least six cut points in Arequipa, the same as in Cuzco and two more than in the coastal province of Ica.

Other southern and interior provinces of the country such as Fist, abancay, Uyacali Y tacna They have also suffered roadblocks by protesters.

In total, the Peruvian Police account that more than 6,000 protesters against the Government of Dina Boluarte are the cause of the roadblocks that affect thousands of drivers.

Local media also reported that the sale of bus tickets in various parts of the country as a precaution against highway strikes, which has left passengers incommunicado.

This Monday a series of mobilizations Y protests in different regions of the country by groups that reject the dismissal of former president Pedro Castillo, as well as the assumption of Boluarte and demand the call for an advance of general elections.

Castillo remains in custody after being dismissed last Wednesday by Congress, after ordering the dissolution of the Legislature and announcing that he would form an emergency Executive, govern by decree, convene a constituent assembly and carry out a reorganization of the judicial system.

(With information from EFE)

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