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Anjana Meza is a JURIST Staff Correspondent in Lima, and a law student in the Facultad de Derecho, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. After Dina Boluarte was sworn in as president of Peru earlier this month, on December 10, various protests began in several regional departments of Peru, especially in Arequipa, Huancavelica and Ayacucho. Protesters [...]

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Anjana Meza is a JURIST Staff Correspondent in Lima, and a law student in the Facultad de Derecho, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Today, two important events occurred in Peru. First, President Pedro Castillo decided to dissolve Peruvian Congress and, second, Pedro Castillo was vacated by the Peruvian Congress and Dina Boluarte, the Vice President, [...]

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Peruvian Congressman Edward Málaga Tuesday presented a vacancy motion against President Pedro Castillo alleging “moral incapacity,” regulated in number 113.1 of the Peruvian Constitution. The vacancy motion has 67 signatures from members of the Peruvian Congress, who would be in favor of dismissing Castillo from office. The political parties that support the vacancy motion are [...]

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Peru’s Commission for the Constitution and Regulations of Congress Friday rejected a bill presented by the country’s executive branch that seeks to call a referendum to draft a new Constitution. The proposal was rejected 11-6 in the Commission, made up mostly of legislators belonging to political parties other than President Pedro Castillo’s party, “Peru Libre.” [...]

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Two indigenous communities Thursday asked the government to repeal the state of emergency near Peru’s Las Bambas copper mine but in vain. The Fuerabamba and Huancuire communities had called for the removal of the emergency that suspends civil liberties such as assembly and protest. They were met with a refusal from the office of the [...]

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Peruvian police Wednesday reported that they had evicted indigenous protesters from MMG’s Las Bambas copper mine. This eviction resulted in at least three people injured and 11 people arrested. Police clashed with protesters who had occupied the Las Bambas mining camp and who belong to the Fuerabamba indigenous community in the Apurimac region. The protesters [...]

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague Thursday ruled that Colombia must stop interfering and trying to control fishing activities and maritime research in parts of the Western Caribbean off the coast of Nicaragua. This decision ends a long conflict between Nicaragua and Colombia that began in 2012. At that time, the ICJ [...]

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