In recent weeks, Peru has become the scene of a nationwide protest movement against President Martín Vizcarra’s economic policies. What started as peaceful demonstrations quickly descended into violence in some areas, leading to over 30 injuries and dozens arrested. In response, President Vizcarra has called for an open dialogue with the protesters to find a peaceful solution to the unrest. In this blog post, we will look at the background of the protests and what role the government could play in finding a resolution. We will also evaluate how Peru’s government should act in order to ensure that all voices are heard and that justice is served for those affected by the protests.
Protests in Peru
More than 1,000 people were injured and at least two people died in nationwide protests in Peru on November 9th. The protests were sparked by a congressional vote to impeach President Martín Vizcarra on corruption charges. Vizcarra has denied the charges and has called for dialogue with the protesters.
President’s call for dialogue
Peru’s president, Martin Vizcarra, has called for a “national dialogue” in an attempt to quell nationwide protests that have left more than 100 people injured. The demonstrations were sparked by Congress’ decision to pass a law that would grant amnesty to politicians accused of corruption. Vizcarra has said that he will veto the law, but protesters are demanding that he do more to root out corruption in the country.
Peru’s president has called for dialogue with protesters following days of nationwide demonstrations that have left more than 100 people injured.
The protests began last week in response to a proposed overhaul of the country’s pension system. The government says the reform is necessary to ensure the long-term sustainability of the system, but opponents argue that it will disproportionately impact low-income and middle-class Peruvians.
On Sunday, President Martin Vizcarra met with a group of protest leaders in an attempt to find a resolution to the crisis. However, the meeting ended without any agreement being reached.
The protesters have now put forward a list of demands, including the withdrawal of the pension reform proposal, the resignation of Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva, and an end to corruption and impunity.