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What is happening in Peru and why are people so angry?

By Dan Collyns

14 Dec 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Peru is currently engulfed in protests, following the ousting of former president Pedro Castillo. This excellent explainer piece from The Guardian tells us what is happening on the ground.

What is happening in Peru?

Since former president Pedro Castillo was ousted last week, protests have broken out across the country, with demonstrators blocking roads and stalling the airport in Peru’s second-largest city, Arequipa. Airlines have cancelled flights there and to Cusco, Peru’s tourism capital.

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