Behind the forced resignation of Peru’s Foreign Minister Héctor Béjar

By  Carlos Aznárez, published on Workers World, August 27, 2021 Source: Resumen Latinoamericano, Aug. 19, translated by Resumen English and edited by Workers World. The government of Pedro Castillo has suffered its first defeat, by yielding to the pressures of the right-wing coup and the most reactionary sectors of the Armed Forces. The imposition of the resignation of Foreign Minister[…]

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Castillo’s Victory Unleashes Political Earthquake

by Jorge Martín, published on Workers World, June 14, 2021 The victory of Pedro Castillo in the Peruvian presidential elections unleashed a political earthquake, reflecting the enormous social and political polarization in the Andean country. The masses have inflicted a resounding defeat upon the ruling class, thanks to the militant teachers’ union leader at the head of Peru Libre, a[…]

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Rural Teacher Pedro Castillo Poised to Write a New Chapter in Peru’s History

by Medea Benjamin and Leonardo Flores, June 8, 2021 With his wide-brimmed peasant hat and oversized teacher’s pencil held high, Peru’s Pedro Castillo has been traveling the country exhorting voters to get behind a call that has been particularly urgent during this devastating pandemic: “No más pobres en un país rico” – No more poor people in a rich country.[…]

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