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Boric responds to Peru: “We will always raise our voice”

SANTIAGO ( Associated Press) – Chilean President Gabriel Boric said Thursday he would speak out in response to complaints lodged by Peru over his comments about the repression of protesters when human rights are violated, whether in Chile or abroad. will continue. ,

The president said during a press conference, “No matter the political color of the government in power that violates them, we will raise our voices, whether in Chile, abroad, where the left wing, the right wing or the center rule.” Huh.” Chile South.

Peruvian officials expressed their disquiet a day earlier to the Chilean ambassador in Lima, “the disrespectful way in which President Gabriel Boric referred to the President of the Republic, Dina Boluarte, in his speech in Celac,” he said on Twitter. Foreign Minister Ignacio Higueras.

During Boric’s intervention on Tuesday at the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (SELAC) summit in Buenos Aires, the Chilean president said that in Peru “with the government under the command of Dina Boluaarte, they cannot remain indifferent.” Those who go out to march and demand what they believe to be just, whoever defends them will be shot. Furthermore, he highlighted the “urgent need to change the course in Peru”.

The first to criticize Boric was Peru’s foreign minister, Ana Cecilia Gervasi, who, even at the summit, described as “wrong and offensive”, pointing to Boric’s words that “the government has committed violent repression of those authorized those who oppose.

During his visit to the south of Chilean territory on Thursday, Boric was consulted about the Vice-Chancellor’s message expressing Peru’s discontent. The president responded that he did “to express our concern about human rights violations in the context of the protests in Peru that have resulted in the death of more than 50 people.”

Protests in Peru against President Bina Boluarte began on 7 December after former President Pedro Castillo was ousted by Congress the same day after he unsuccessfully tried to dissolve parliament to avoid being removed from office. That day, Boluaarte was sworn in as President.

The demonstrations, which have claimed the lives of more than fifty demonstrators, demand the resignation of the president as well as members of the Peruvian Congress and electoral advances.

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