Peru expels 131 Venezuelans with criminal records
02 February 2020 | 1:10 pm
Peru expels 131 Venezuelans with criminal records, dozens of them arrested in a raid on a hostel on a beach near Lima, where police seized weapons and drugs, officials said.
Dozens of people died in violent clashes that have rocked Peru since early December. Prosecutors announced they were launching an investigation following the deadliest day of protests.
The implementation of the peace agreement signed to end one of the "deadliest conflicts worldwide" has begun. Tigrayan rebels have started handing over their heavy weapons as a key part of an agreement signed with Ethiopia's government late last year, a spokesman for the rebel authorities said.
President Dina Boluarte also apologized for ongoing political unrest that has left dozens of people dead, as Peru's attorney general announced a probe into the deaths.
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.
Peru's Ministry of Culture said the closure of the tourist site came to "preserve the safety of the visitors." Violent protests have continued since the removal and arrest of leftist former President Pedro Castillo.
The bid to remove Boluarte comes amid violent protests following the ousting of former president Pedro Castillo.
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Lawmakers already voted to bring elections forward to April 2024 from 2026, in the face of unrelenting protests sparked by former President Pedro Castillo's arrest.
Protests in the South American country against President Boluarte are growing. The conflict threatens to drag Peru back into poverty, with tourism among the sectors that have been hardest hit.
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