Foreign Office warns of ‘fast-moving’ situation in Peru as president is ousted

By Lisa James
08/12/2022
Home » Foreign Office warns of ‘fast-moving’ situation in Peru as president is ousted

The UK Foreign Office has updated its advice for travellers to Peru after the country’s President was removed and charged with rebellion.

President Pedro Castillo was ousted yesterday and detained for allegedly ‘breaching constitutional law’ after he was accused of an attempted coup.

His Vice-President, Dina Boluarte has been sworn in as the new President.

The FCDO said: “On 7 December 2022 the Peruvian President announced the closure of Congress, the establishment of an exemption government, and a state of emergency.

“The President was then impeached and replaced by a new President.

“It is a fast-moving situation and protests are likely. “You should follow the authorities’ advice and monitor local media closely. Avoid large gatherings and protests.”

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