Breaking down Peru’s political unrest
23 January 2023 | 10:39 am
Peru has been rocked by violent protests since early December. Back then, Pedro Castillo, the leftist president who had vowed to tackle the country's poverty and inequality, attempted to dissolve Congress and rule by decree.
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