What’s *Really* Happening in Peru, part 2, w/ Professor Carla Toche Casalino (in Lima)

What’s *Really* Happening in Peru, part 2, w/ Professor Carla Toche Casalino (in Lima)
Residents of Cusco, Peru, march during a protest against the government of President Dina Boluarte and to demand her resignation, on January 19, 2023. - After weeks of unrest, thousands of protesters were expected to descend on Lima, defying a state of emergency to express their anger with President Dina Boluarte, who called on the demonstrators to gather "peacefully and calmly". The South American country has been rocked by over five weeks of deadly protests since the ouster and arrest of her predecessor Pedro Castillo in early December. (Photo by Ivan Flores / AFP)

We continued our discussion with Professor Carla Toche Casalino (@tochecasalino) in Peru about the ongoing crisis there after the December coup that ousted Pedro Castillo. There has been continued repression by the government against workers, students, peasants and others protesting the Dina Boluarte regime. Police forces have shot and killed non-violent protestors, kidnapped and arrested others, and are harassing and menacing activists.

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We also discussed the international reaction to this crisis, including the role the U.S. is playing in supporting the violent Boluarte regime.

The U.S. media is giving little coverage to Peru right now, so this is an important contribution to the news about the crisis there.

Prof. Carla Toche Casalino is a political scientist from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos and the Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya in Lima.



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