Peruvian President In Custody After Botched ‘Coup’

Peruvian President Pedro Castillo waves on his arrival to La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, on November 29, 2022, during his visit to Chile. (Photo by JAVIER TORRES / AFP) (Photo by JAVIER TORRES/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Left-wing Peruvian President Pedro Castillo was ousted from power Wednesday following a botched “coup.”
  • Castillo is in police custody after attempting to dissolve the Peruvian Congress.
  • The Congress voted 101-6 to replace Castillo with his vice president, Dina Boluarte, on grounds of “permanent moral incapacity.”
  • Boluarte, the first woman to assume the country’s top job, denounced Castillo’s bid to dissolve Congress.



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