2022-12-08 13:01:53

Peruvian President Pedro Castillo Is Ousted & Arrested in Latest Episode of Peru's "Enduring Crisis"

Peruvian President Pedro Castillo was ousted from power Wednesday and arrested hours after he moved to dissolve the country's Congress, with Vice President Dina Boluarte sworn in to replace him. Castillo is a left-leaning former teacher and union leader who was in office for less than a year and a half, during which time he faced sustained attacks from his political opponents for corruption. His announcement Wednesday that he would dissolve Congress came as lawmakers were preparing for a third time to impeach him. Peruvian scholar Javier Puente, associate professor and chair of Latin American and Latino studies at Smith College, says this week's dramatic events are just the latest in an "enduring crisis" in Peru that started with dictator Alberto Fujimori in the 1990s. "This is yet another manifestation of the lack of institutional stability that the country has experienced for at least three decades as a result of the legacy of Fujimorismo," says Puente.

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