As the major U.S. media continues to support the removal and imprisonment of Peruvian President Pedro Castillo along typical imperial/colonial lines, we decided to find out what has really been happening in Peru.
Listen in: youtu.be/rFnOs9-d998
We spoke with Political Scientist Carla Toche Casalino from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos and the Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya in Lima about the recent past in Peruvian politics.
We began with the failure of the Kuczynski government in 2018 and the crucial role in ousting him played by Keiko Fujimori, leader of the far right and daughter of imprisoned Peruvian dictator Alberto Fujimori. We talked about the role of the mining companies in ousting politicians and the far-right control of the congress.
We then discussed Castillo’s rise and the effort to undermine him by Fujimori, whom he beat in a very close election in 2021, and how that has led to the current crisis.
It’s a fantastic corrective to what we’re seeing in the American press today.
- Cuellos Blancos, https://americasquarterly.org/article…
- U.S. involvement, https://multipolarista.com/2022/12/14…