The president of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, this Friday blamed the crisis in Peru, where the now former president Pedro Castillo is detained after being dismissed by Congress, to a “process led by oligarchies” to “subvert the will of the people “.
The Cuban president has thus indicated that the situation in Peru is the result of the actions carried out by these “dominant oligarchies” to put an end to this popular will that “had elected its government in accordance with the Peruvian legal system.”
Thus, in a message broadcast via Twitter, Diaz-Canel has defended the “principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of States” and has insisted that “it is up to the Peruvian people to find solutions to their challenges by themselves under of their legitimate interests”. “These decisions must be respected,” he pointed out.
This Wednesday, the Peruvian Congress approved the dismissal of Castillo shortly after he announced the dissolution of Congress and declared an emergency government, all this amid strong political pressure and investigations into alleged corruption against him since he took power in July 2021.
Castillo is now detained while the investigation against him continues for the alleged crime of rebellion after announcing that he was dissolving Parliament. As established by the Constitution, the until then vice president, Dina Boluarte, has taken over the Presidency.