The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, has referred this Thursday to the political crisis in Peru and has stressed that although they do not interfere in the internal affairs of any country, he does hope that the Peruvian people, within the framework of its Constitution, will achieve soon “his path of liberation, democracy and happiness”.
“We do not get involved in the internal affairs of any country, I am just reflecting and I hope that the Peruvian people, within the framework of their Constitution, will sooner rather than later achieve their path of liberation, of true democracy, their path of happiness and fulfillment. full”, said the Venezuelan president.
“Peace for Peru, democracy for Peru, justice for Peru, we Bolivarians ask from South America,” said Maduro, who has criticized the persecution that Pedro Castillo has had to face since he assumed the Presidency in July 2021.
“They elect a teacher president, Pedro Castillo, and from the first moment of the election they do not want to recognize his victory, in the end forced by reality they have to recognize his victory as president, and once he is sworn in on July 28 of 2021 the conspiracy for a parliamentary coup begins,” he said.
In this sense, Maduro has blamed these ultra-right forces, represented by that “oligarchy that does not allow a teacher to be president”, for having pressured him –between “blows and unlimited parliamentary, political and judicial persecution”– to dissolve the Congress of Peru”.
This Wednesday, the Peruvian Congress approved the dismissal of Pedro Castillo shortly after he announced the closure of Parliament and declared an emergency government, all amid strong political pressure and investigations into alleged corruption against him since he took office. in July 2021.
Castillo now remains in detention for the next seven days while the investigation against him continues for the alleged crime of rebellion after announcing that he was dissolving Congress. As established by the Constitution, the until then vice president, Dina Boluarte, has taken over the Presidency.