Weekly Report - 01 June 2023 (WR-23-22)

PERU: Protests return to Puno

Protests against Peru’s President Dina Boluarte had faded away since March, with protesters appearing disillusioned by the failure to unseat Boluarte and force early elections. On 30 May, however, demonstrations and roadblocks returned to the southern region of Puno – the epicentre of the previous wave of unrest. Whilst the resumption of protests does not mean that the country is set to return to the severe unrest that gripped it between December and March, the situation remains volatile. A return to the violent tactics used by the security forces against demonstrators could still spark an explosion of public anger.

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