Monday, May 29, 2023

The imminent arrival of the troops is causing anxiety in Peru

This was declared by the left-wing parliamentarian Guillermo Bermejo and the lawyer and analyst Raúl Noblecilla, joining the rejection of various people who consider foreign intervention a threat to the national government.

Bermejo pointed out that 700 US military personnel will provide support and training for the armed forces and the Police in 11 Peruvian regions and five of them have been the scene of large anti-government protests in the past months, which have been initiated by social leaders. to announce

Their presence in those countries “will not help to create a climate of peace” and, on the contrary, anxiety “because people know about the behavior of these forces in other parts of the world”, he added.

The legislative decree authorizing the entry of foreign forces for seven months does not threaten the national government, because its purpose is not to establish a military base, the right-wing lawmaker Alfredo Azurín, member of the Defense Commission, defended the license. granted

And Bermejo points out that the military presence of the United States of America in Peru is permanent because of the practice of the Congress of renewing the power of residence once the set time in the original permit has expired, which has been done for 20 years.

He also dismissed the argument that raiding forces support the fight against drug trafficking, and said their raids “do not help the fight against drug trafficking at all.”

The areas that will be allowed to enter are places where the drug trade has been established, the only thing that is new in Laureto is that, for example, ten years ago there was no place where coca was grown or where drugs were traded,” he said.

For his part, the lawyer Raúl Noblecilla stated that the forces, which will arrive on the first of June, are coming to control Peruvian mineral resources and commented that “This is how poor and subjugated governments work.”

“The present and the hindrance of imperialism has its backyard under control,” he warned.

The progressive parliamentary seat, former Foreign Minister Hector Béjar, former Minister Anahí Durand of Women and the General Secretary of the Confederation of General Workers (CGTP), Gerónimo López also spoke against the entry of US troops.


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