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Peru: Castillo ousted over ‘coup’ bid, new leader sworn in

Vice President Dina Boluarte has been sworn in as the country's first female president, and Pedro Castillo was arrested. Castillo had tried to dissolve Congress in a bid to avoid impeachment.

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