Rapid fall from power, arrest for embattled Peru president

LIMA, Peru (AP) — In just three tumultuous hours, President Pedro Castillo went from decreeing the dissolution of Peru’s Congress to being replaced by his vice president, but the threats against his government had been building throughout his nearly 17-month presidency.

The former school teacher and center-left political novice, who won a runoff election in June 2021 by just 44,000 votes, stepped onto a no-holds-barred political battlefield in Peru, the South American country now on its sixth president in six years. By nightfall Wednesday, after a day of high political drama, prosecutors had announced Castillo was under arrest, facing charges of rebellion.

From the start, Castillo’s presidency seemed destined to be short-lived, said Flavia Freidenberg, a political scientist at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and a member of the university’s Latin America Political Reform Observatory.

“He is a president who took office with a very low level of support, he didn’t have a political party, he had a hard time putting together a Cabinet, the Cabinet has changed constantly and there has been a constant power struggle with Congress,” she said.

Castillo, a rural school teacher from an impoverished district high in the Andes, was considered a clear underdog when he joined the race to replace President Francisco Sagasti, who had been appointed by Congress in November 2020. Sagasti was the last of three heads of state Peru cycled through in one week that November.

Castillo campaigned on promises to nationalize Peru’s key mining industry and rewrite the constitution, gaining support in rural Peru. But upon taking office in July 2021, Castillo immediately struggled with his Cabinet choices, a number of whom have been accused of wrongdoing.

“He didn’t unify the country,” said Eric Farnsworth, vice president of the Council of the Americas. “He doesn’t even seem to make much of an effort along those lines.”

“He didn’t have much of a mandate, and so he did not promote policies somehow that were easily identifiable as for the good of the majority of the people,” Farnsworth said. “Instead, he became embroiled in intrigues, corruption and battles with Congress.”

https://player.soundon.fm/p/db4d78e8-fd2c-44e3-9384-81e758c57585 https://player.soundon.fm/p/15b5a96c-d7a6-41bc-bb7c-7cd270f89b9d https://player.soundon.fm/p/29c07198-3e7b-4d7c-9307-e6ec91900c45 https://player.soundon.fm/p/93159324-e012-49b0-a5d5-ac038a778bce https://player.soundon.fm/p/578dc665-93cf-459d-8ad5-319bf99c7db0 https://player.soundon.fm/p/0bff2009-1a4f-4e00-9f8e-710b759c4710 https://player.soundon.fm/p/478dfaa1-1f43-4f9b-aa27-58007df951de https://player.soundon.fm/p/0dcfe73a-a366-40d9-b60b-f6aea3e1ebfe https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-1.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-2.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-3.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-4.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-5.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-6.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-7.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-8.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-9.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-10.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-11.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-12.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-13.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-14.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-15.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-16.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-17.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-18.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-19.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-20.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-21.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-22.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-23.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-24.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-25.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-26.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-27.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-28.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-29.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-30.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-31.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-32.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-33.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-34.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-35.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-36.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-37.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-38.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-39.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-40.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-41.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-42.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-43.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-44.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-45.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-46.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-47.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-48.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-49.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-50.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-51.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-52.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-53.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-54.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-55.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-56.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-57.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-58.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-59.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-60.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-61.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-62.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-63.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-64.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-65.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-66.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-67.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-68.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-69.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-70.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-71.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-72.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-73.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-74.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-75.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-76.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-77.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-78.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-79.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-80.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-81.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-82.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-83.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-84.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-85.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-86.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-87.pdf https://www.umass.edu/studentlife/sites/default/files/webform/full-movie-88.pdf https://theprose.com/post/549361/iauitytaus https://guides.co/g/hjgasgfuytreafhsa/257662 https://www.vingle.net/posts/5062688 https://challonge.com/ghg5jf5o

In case you have found a mistake in the text, please send a message to the author by selecting the mistake and pressing Ctrl-Enter.

Comments (0)

    No comments yet

You must be logged in to comment.

Sign In / Sign Up