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Political Upheaval in Peru: News Flash for 11/12/20

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Following the impeachment and removal of Martin Vizcarra, Peru’s third president in five years, the country had Manuel Merino replace the ousted Vizcarra. While Vizcarra’s two-year presidency was marred by controversy, especially after locking down his country during the COVID-19 pandemic and supplying no economic relief, Merino’s new position has further escalated the ongoing political protests through the country. The new president is being viewed as being as corrupt as his predecessors and the people of Peru are voicing their disapproval in the face of government resistance.