For more than a month and a half, Peru has been plunged into turmoil, triggered by the removal of former president Pedro Castillo from office. The vice-president, Dina Boluarte, has become the interim leader, yet protesters are calling for her resignation, along with the dissolution of parliament and the creation of a Constituent Assembly. Demonstrations and blockades have paralysed the country and clashes have led to at least 46 deaths.
In this context, Emmaus International offers its full support to the Peruvian people, and particularly to the companions, volunteers and employees of the country’s seven Emmaus groups. We reiterate the values of peace, freedom, democracy and the fight against poverty that our movement has advocated since its inception.
We also call for national dialogue, with the involvement of civil society actors, in order to put an end to this crisis that primarily affects the most vulnerable people.
Read Emmaus Peru groups’ statements below :