Saturday, February 4, 2023

Peruvian government announces measures against Evo Morales

LIMA ( Associated Press) – The Peruvian government announced the application of a measure against Bolivia’s former President Evo Morales for allegedly promoting protests against the mandate of Peruvian President Dina Boluarte, as opposed to his Prime Minister, Alberto Otrarola had announced.

“We are going to actively use the mechanism of our direct diplomacy and the administrative sanction mechanism,” Otarola declared in the newspaper Peru 21 on Sunday. An energetic way ”that Peru cannot allow foreigners to have an interfering attitude.

Some Peruvian politicians and leaders question the participation of Morales and his entourage in meetings with groups opposed to the Boluaarte government in the Puno region, located in southern Peru and bordering Bolivia. Criticism grows in the face of separatist initiatives by some groups, which propose that southern Peru break away as a separate state.

“An administrative response from migration is not enough. (…) We are not going to allow any president, former president, leader or individual to interfere in Peruvian affairs, especially affecting the legitimate rights of Peruvians. Doing,” said the Prime Minister.

Peru’s Foreign Minister Ana Gervasi has been summoned to Congress on Monday the 9th in this matter. According to the agenda of the Parliament’s Foreign Relations Commission, Gervasi has been called to report on bilateral relations with Bolivia, the irregular migrant flow of Bolivians through the Puno region and the status of their territory “considered separatist”. (of the block) Runasur, propagated by Mr. Juan Evo Morales Ayma, originally in the south of our country.

Conservative Congressman Jorge Montoya filed a criminal complaint against Morales, accusing him of promoting the secession of a part of Peru and demanding that he be barred from entering the country. His colleague on the bench, José Cueto, calls for the former Bolivian president to be captured.

Morales alleges that he supports the request of a section of Peruvians that wants a new constitution and that this is not undue interference.

“We are sister countries and we will be neighbors for life. Sharing the experiences of a Constituent Assembly to re-establish the country and strengthen sovereignty with equality, inclusiveness and solidarity is not interventionism. The insurgency is not resolved with a partial reform of the constitution,” he replied on Twitter.

Protests against the Boluaarte government continue in a new phase after resuming after a partial break for the Christmas holidays. Seizures are more intense in southern Peru. The protesters are demanding the resignation of the president, the shutdown of Congress and new elections. Some also demand that Pedro Castillo, Boluarte’s predecessor who was deposed, imprisoned and is being investigated for alleged insurrection, be released.

Boluaarte took over the government after Castillo, who was president through 2021, was ousted by Congress on December 7 after trying to dissolve the state’s power through a televised message. The current President was the Vice President and was elected on the same list with his predecessor. The Parliament swore him in as its constitutional successor.

Castillo was arrested while he was in a vehicle with his entourage on an avenue in the center of Lima. According to the prosecutor’s office, he was on his way to the Mexican embassy to request political asylum.

These incidents sparked protests in Peru, killing more than 20 people and injuring hundreds. The ombudsman’s office has recorded 28 deaths: 22 in clashes and 6 due to traffic accidents and other incidents linked to blockages of these seizures.

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