The Peruvian government has issued the decree imposing the state of emergency in the departments of Cusco, Lima and Puno, in the province of Callao and other regions due to the increase in nationwide protests against the government of Peru President Dina Bolarte. The provision comes into effect from today, January 15, and is valid for the next 30 days. The state of emergency has also been declared in the province of Andahuaylas in the department of Apurímac, in the provinces of Tambopata and Tahuamanu in the department of Madre de Dios and in the district of Torata in the province of Mariscal Nieto in the department of Moquegua.
In addition, the measure included five national highways, the Panamericana Sur, Panamericana Norte, Central, the South Apurimac-Cuzco-Arequipa Road Corridor and the South Interoceanic Road Corridor. The law also extended the curfew in Puno Department by ten days from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. (local time).
Regarding the operations of the National Police and the Armed Forces, the Government has indicated that this involvement is regulated by Legislative Decrees 1186 and 1095, which relate to the use of force by the authorities.