Government decides to militarize the Puno region in southern Peru

Government decides to militarize the Puno region in southern Peru

The Government of Peru has extended the validity of compulsory social immobilization in the Department of Puno by 10 calendar days, starting this Wednesday, January 25, for which all persons must remain at home from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Posting of troops in the Region.


Police repression of a large demonstration in Peru leaves several injured and detained

The measure adds to the state of emergency declared on January 15 due to the escalation of social conflict in Puno, which also included the regions of Lima, Callao and Cusco.

This announcement comes as one of the most violent days took place in Lima’s historic center this Tuesday, hours after President-elect Dina Boluarte asked protesters for a national ceasefire to start a dialogue.

Violent confrontations have been a constant amid anti-government marches in this South American country, demonstrations demanding Boluarte’s resignation, the immediate holding of elections and the dissolution of Congress.

While Boluarte was responding to the foreign press and warning that Puno was not Peru (for which he later apologized), hundreds of soldiers marched through the hills of the Laraqueri district on a military campaign towards the city of Puno.

The uniformed men, who traveled in military units and private buses, were from different battalions of the Tacna and Moquegua barracks.

On the other hand, the Peruvian Public Prosecutor’s Office opened an investigation against the Minister of the Interior, Vicente Romero, for allegedly committing a crime of functional acts by the police operation organized on the campus of the University of San Marcos (UNMSM). in Lima. , last Saturday.

“The National Public Prosecutor’s Office is launching a preliminary investigation into Vicente Romero, Minister of the Interior, as the suspected perpetrator of the crime of omission to perform functional acts against the State, following the events that occurred on January 21 at the UNMSM facilities.”

Faced with this climate of repression in Peru, a group of 46 lawyers will file a lawsuit against President Boluarte at the International Court of Justice in The Hague because more than 60 deaths have been registered during the protests demanding her resignation, particularly in the south of the country.

The resigning spokeswoman, Clara Salinas Quispe, specified that the complaint will relate to charges of crimes against humanity committed through a systematic policy of repression in the protests that began last December and in a second wave that has lasted since at least the January 4 persists, were committed.

The complaint includes Prime Minister Alberto Otárola and the head of the Joint Command of the Armed Forces, General Manuel Gómez de la Torre, as well as former Interior Ministers César Cervantes and Víctor Rojas and far-right Congressmen Jorge Montoya and Patricia Chirinos, among others.