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Washington Post: Protesters in Peru refuse to back down as political crisis deepens 

LIMA, Peru — The political crisis roiling Peru deepened Saturday, as President Dina Boluarte’s new government edged toward collapse and protesters across the country refused to back down despite the military enforcing a state of emergency. 

A total of 20 demonstrators are reported to have been killed in clashes with security forces, including eight allegedly shot Thursday by soldiers using live ammunition in the southern mountain region of Ayacucho. 

Protesters have stormed several regional airports, looted businesses and blocked roads, primarily in the impoverished mountain regions of the Andean nation. 

Last year, those areas voted heavily for Pedro Castillo, a rural schoolteacher and former wildcat-strike leader, who was impeached as president last week after he attempted to dissolve Congress and restructure the judiciary.  

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More News On Peru’s Political Crisis  

As public anger mounts, Peru’s lawmakers reject reform needed to hold early elections — CNN 

Peru’s president urges Congress to bring forward general elections amid protests — The Guardian/Reuters

Peru’s president renews call for early elections amid pressure — Axios

Peruvian President Boluarte refuses to step down amid ongoing protests — France 24 

Peru protests: President Dina Boluarte refuses to resign amid political crisis — BBC

Peru’s accidental president fails to quell violent protests — AP 

Deadly protests continue to rock Peru as former president ordered to remain in custody — Euronews/AP

Peru ministers resign after deadly protests as pressure on government rises — The Guardian/Reuters 

Timeline: Peru’s political crisis since removal of Pedro Castillo — Al Jazeera