In just two weeks, Peru’s constitutional crisis has claimed two presidents, and led to widespread social unrest and the deaths of two protesters.
Here is what you need to know.How the crisis unfolded
Months after a lockdown in March to stem the coronavirus outbreak, Peru now ranks 12th in the world for coronavirus cases. Amid the pandemic, on Nov. 9, Peru’s Congress voted to impeach President Martín Vizcarra on the basis of “moral unfitness.” Over unproven allegations of corruption and in a move spearheaded by the speaker of Congress, Manuel Merino, lawmakers ousted Vizcarra from office.
This was the second time Merino had led an impeachment charge against Vizcarra.… Seguir leyendo »