Juliaca and Arequipa airports will remain closed

The operations of the Juliaca and Arequipa airports will continue to be restricted until the conditions exist that allow us to resume them, indicates a statement from Aeropuertos Andinos del Perú.

Statement from Andean Airports of Peru
Statement from Andean Airports of Peru

Ica calls for cessation of protests

Businessmen and residents of Ica ask the protesters to stop the protests and blockades of the Panamericana Sur Highway because it is affecting the economy of the region. They indicated that since the beginning of the demonstrations, tourism operating companies in the region have lost more than USD 800,000 and the cancellation of more than 90% of their tourist reservations since December 2022.

Meanwhile, the protesters still block three sections of the Panamericana Sur highway and do not allow access to the region.

Three sections of the Panamericana Sur are still blocked and Ica loses millions due to cancellation of tourist reservations (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
Three sections of the Panamericana Sur are still blocked and Ica loses millions due to cancellation of tourist reservations (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

Road block in Puno

More than 300 drivers of vehicles stranded for two weeks in Puno expressed their despair over the blockade of the roads in various sections of entry into the region. They called on the authorities to free the roads, since many do not have money and make common pots in the area to feed themselves.

(Andean)
(Andean)

Priest convinced the population to release the police

A priest from La Joya guaranteed the release of five people who were detained during the clashes, and in exchange, the protesters were going to leave a policeman who was doused in gasoline.

The sub-officer, after the exchange, returned with his companions to the El Triunfo police station, to remove the fuel that threatened his life.

Likewise, the emergency at the Honorio Delgado Espinoza hospital ruled out the death of any of the 13 injured who were transferred from the district of La Joya.

Situation in Arequipa

Anashuayco Bridgeclose to the airport Arequipa, continues to be blocked, but alternate routes cleared. Entrance to the city free of blockades. Area has strong police and military protection.

Protesters assure that today the protests will continue in various points of the White City

Añashuayco Bridge continues to be blocked by protesters, but pedestrian traffic is free (Diego Ramos | HBA Noticias)
Añashuayco Bridge continues to be blocked by protesters, but pedestrian traffic is free (Diego Ramos | HBA Noticias)

Congress: They ask to summon the Minister of the Interior and rector of the UNMSM to explain the police operation

Congresswoman Flor Pablo documented this request before the Legislative Branch so that the direct authorities respond to the details of this decision.

Vicente Romero, Minister of the Interior and Jeri Ramón, Rector of the UNMSM.
Vicente Romero, Minister of the Interior and Jeri Ramón, Rector of the UNMSM.

After the entry of the National Police of Peru (PNP) to the facilities of the Universidad Mayor de San Marcos (UNMSM) where hundreds of protesters from the southern regions were intervened, the congresswoman of the Integrity and Development caucus, flower pablo medinaasked the Congress of the Republic to summon the Minister of the Interior, Vincent Romero Fernandez and to the university rector Jeri Ramon.

President of the BCR warns that demonstrations can affect economic growth and inflation

Julio Velarde, head of the Central Reserve Bank, called for calm and assured that the protests are affecting the economic growth of Peru.

Julio Velarde indicated that economic activity and employment in Peru are recovering.  (Andean)
Julio Velarde indicated that economic activity and employment in Peru are recovering. (Andean)

Julio Velarde, president of the Central Reserve Bank (BCR), spoke before the almost 20 days in which the protests resumed inside the country and explained how this situation is seriously affecting the Peruvian economy.

The reasons why Peru is submerged in an endless political and social crisis

Analysts point out the reasons why the Andean country finds itself in a vicious circle of social upheaval that could break Peru’s fragile democracy.

Peru experiences turbulent days of protests in the face of an endless political and social crisis.
Peru experiences turbulent days of protests in the face of an endless political and social crisis.

For several years the political and social crisis in which Peru is submerged seems to find no clear signs of a solution to this problem. Today the Andean country is experiencing its most convulsive moments of protests that have left more than 50 dead, dozens injured, and large economic losses.

The Economist considers that the political crisis in Peru has no end: “The country is on a dangerous path”

The publication questioned that the government of Dina Boluarte is considered “illegitimate” when, according to the constitutional order, “she was the vice president” and had to take office.

Dina Boluarte assured that from the first day she has given firm and concrete signs to make a "clean government".  (EC)
Dina Boluarte assured that from day one she has given firm and concrete signs to make a “clean government.” (EC)

In the midst of massive mobilizations and constant violent acts in the country, the weekly publication The Economist carried out an analysis of the situation in Peru.

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