Peru: Motion to remove president filed, protests continue
29 January 2023 | 6:32 pm
The bid to remove Boluarte comes amid violent protests following the ousting of former president Pedro Castillo.
Peru's recently appointed President Dina Boluarte says she will not step down amid violence over the toppling of her predecessor. However, she called on lawmakers to resolve the impasse by bringing forward elections.
Authorities allege that the generals had paid to rise in rank under the previous government of Pedro Castillo. Castillo himself remains in custody after being charged with rebellion.
Ever since the death of a young woman in police custody for allegedly wearing her headscarf improperly, Iranians from all walks of life have been raising their voices in anger. Their protest is being echoed by people around the globe, not least in the world of art.
Markets have slumped in Brazil over fears President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will sacrifice the economy to push forward with social policies.
US President Donald Trump has announced a ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces. Many are now feeling betrayed after Trump promised to protect LGBT rights during his election campaign.
The US president has not visited the border since he took office two years ago. The announcement comes as tension rises at the border, with overwhelmed guards met by streams of asylum seekers.
Iran warned France on Wednesday that it would respond after "insulting" cartoons depicting supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei were published in the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Taraneh Alidoosti, the star of an Oscar-winning film, is out on bail after spending more than two weeks in prison following "provocative" posts on social media.
The execution by hanging of Mohammad Karami and Mohammad Hosseini by Iran's regime have have raised the number of protest-related executions to four.
The latest death sentences come days after Iran hanged two people over events relataed to ongoing protests. The executions and death sentences have garnered condemnation from the German chancellor and Catholic Pope.
Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been admitted to hospital in Florida suffering with stomach pains. Brazil has so far said it has no plans to ask for the far-right politician to be extradited from the US.
It's the second time Volodymyr Zelenskyy has been seen outside Kyiv since the beginning of the war. The Ukrainian president visited troops in the Donbass region. His trip came after Russian missiles struck the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, for the first time in a month.
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