Lopez Obrador wondered in his usual morning press conference “what the international human rights defenders are doing” and “where they are now” in the face of “what is happening” in the Andean nation.
The President especially criticized “the human rights commissions” and entities such as “the UN, the OAS and European legislators”, in the face of the repression after the coup d’état against the constitutional president, Pedro Castillo, through violent acts that already accumulate over 50 dead.
The president, who also took action against corruption in his own country, including judicial corruption, also alluded in his speech to what he considered “the silence” of the media regarding police action against popular protests in the Andean country.
The Peruvian demonstrators demand the resignation of the interim president, Dina Boluarte, whose appointment they consider unconstitutional, a constituent assembly and the advancement for this year of elections scheduled for 2024, a date defended by Congress and the Government.
The president exposed hours ago before the diplomatic corps and at an OAS meeting, the position of her government on the protests, which bring together thousands of nonconformists who arrived in Lima from all over the country to defend their demands against the people who, according to their leaders, seized power from President Pedro Castillo.