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Peru’s President Wants the Army to Fight Petty Crime in the Streets

Peru’s president, Pedro Castillo, has made a reactionary proposal to put the military in the country’s streets as a way to fight petty crime. It’s part of his effort to regain some of the populist approval he’s been losing since his election last July.

Federico Quispe

February 19, 2022

Peruvian Fishermen Block Highway after Devastating Oil Spill

Hundreds of residents and fishermen living in the areas affected by the oil spill in Peru mobilized over the weekend demanding that the government immediately sanction Repsol, and require the company to compensate those affected by this ecocide.

Cecilia Quiroz

January 24, 2022

Multinational in Peru Makes the Environmental Disaster Caused by Oil Spill Even Worse

A volcanic eruption in the Tonga Sea caused an oil spill in Peru on Saturday, January 15, and the effects on the coastal area have been severe. The bosses have turned a blind eye, and the Peruvian government has not acted with the necessary speed.

Cecilia Quiroz

January 22, 2022

Mine Workers in Peru Protest Over Covid-19 Infections

Faced with the inaction of the Ministry of Labor, mine workers in Peru staged a massive protest on Tuesday demanding that Anglo American mining company cover quarantine expenses for those infected with Covid-19 caused in the mining camps.

Who Was Abimael Guzmán, the Founder of the Shining Path Party in Peru?

On September 11, the founder and messianic leader of the Maoist party Shining Path died in prison at the age of 86. Guzmán’s group carried out a guerrilla war against the Peruvian state in the 1980s and 1990s. What was Shining Path’s strategy, and how did it impact the Peruvian Left?

José Rojas

September 25, 2021

Mariátegui: Marxism, Anti-imperialism, and Socialism

The political crisis in Peru has led to a renewed interest in José Carlos Mariátegui, Latin America’s greatest Marxist.

Juan Dal Maso

July 25, 2021

Polarization and Crisis in Peru

Castillo’s victory marks the beginning of a new and still unpredictable period, in which the struggle between change and continuity will undoubtedly play an important role.

Cecilia Quiroz

June 17, 2021

Top Advisor Says Peru’s New Administration Will “Respect” Capitalist Relations

Pedro Castillo, on the verge of being declared the winner of Peru’s presidential election, has been described as a “Marxist.” But one of his top economic advisors says a government would “maintain the market economy” and “pay the nation’s debts” to foreign financial institutions.

Cecilia Quiroz

June 12, 2021

Castillo Wins Narrow Victory in Peruvian Elections

With 99.8 percent of the votes counted, Pedro Castillo, the teacher from Cajamarca, is ahead by almost 71,000 votes and looks poised to narrowly win the Peruvian elections.