Militant Protests Follow Ouster and Arrest of Peru’s President

Interview with Jo-Marie Burt, associate professor of political science and Latin American studies at George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government, conducted by Scott Harris

Jo-Marie Burt discusses her views on the current political crisis in Peru after a majority of Peruvian lawmakers voted in favor of impeaching and arresting Peruvian President Pedro Castillo following the president’s declaration of a state of emergency and announcing the dissolution of Congress. Since then, Castillo’s supporters have staged militant protests where more than two dozen people have been killed in clashes with police.

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