Why are we going into Peru now? The Corporations demand it… Why isn’t US media covering the coup in Peru? Biden installed a CIA veteran as ambassador and is now sending US troops to the nation. Coup, CIA, US troops?!? This is a huge story and yet nada in the MSM
The money that is not invested in healthcare, water, and social services for the people is being used to send 700 American troops to Peru to guard the lithium deposits on behalf of the corporations that fight against your right to unionize.
The primary objective of this operation is to lend support and assistance to the Joint Command of the Armed Forces and National Police of Peru’s Special Operations, especially in regions recently plagued by violence.
Despite the relative lack of media coverage in both Peru and the United States, it has been confirmed that US military personnel will shortly be arriving in Peru. The Plenary Session of Peru’s Congress on May 18 authorized the entry of US troops onto Peruvian territory with the expressed intention of engaging in cooperation activities with Peru’s armed forces and national police. Resolution 4766, which was passed with 70 votes for, 33 votes against, and four abstentions, allows the troops to remain in the country any time between June 1 and December 31, 2023.
In a major rejection of Peru's unelected, US-backed coup regime, President AMLO of Mexico (2nd-biggest country in Latin America) froze commercial relations with Peru
Mexico has refused to recognize Peru's regime since the December coup against Castillohttps://t.co/FrB7ATuhkG
— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) May 27, 2023
The exact number of US soldiers involved in this operation remains undisclosed. However, a recent statement by Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel Lopéz Obrador, who is currently persona non grata in Peru, hints at a potential total of approximately 700 troops. The cooperation and training activities will span across various territories including Lima, Callao, Loreto, and numerous others. Notably, three regions in the south of Peru—Cusco, Ayacucho, and Apurímac—along with Arequipa and Puno, were the focal points of major political protests, strikes, and road blocks from December to February, following the removal, imprisonment, and replacement of Peru’s elected President Pedro Castillo by his Vice-President Dina Boluarte.
The protesters’ demands have yet to be met. They include the release of Castillo, new elections, and a national referendum on creating a Constitutional Assembly to replace Peru’s current constitution, which was instituted by former dictator Alberto Fujimori after his self-imposed coup of 1992. Instead, Peru’s security forces, including 140,000 mobilised soldiers, launched a forceful crackdown that resulted in an estimated 70 casualties. Amnesty International reported widespread unlawful use of lethal and less lethal weapons against the populace, particularly against indigenous people and rural farmworkers, during the repression of protests.
Why are we sending troops to Peru, and not own own border?https://t.co/K4o1uBADoy
— dcnh (@davec_NH) May 27, 2023
In the near future, an unspecified number of US military personnel could become involved. According to news outlet La Lupa, the stated aim of their deployment is to offer support and assistance to the Special Operations of the Joint Command of the Armed Forces and National Police of Peru during two periods totaling seven months: from June 1 to September 30, and from October 1 to December 30, 2023.
Alfredo Azurín, the secretary of the Commission for National Defence, Internal Order, Alternative Development and the Fight Against Drugs, has emphatically clarified that there are no plans for the US to establish a military base in Peru and that the entry of US forces will not undermine national sovereignty. Some opposition parliamentarians disagree, voicing concerns that the presence of foreign forces does indeed present a threat to national sovereignty. They also criticized the government for passing the resolution without prior debate or consultation with indigenous communities.
— BrianMier (@BrianMteleSUR) May 27, 2023
While the Boluarte administration and Congress treat the arrival of US troops as a standard occurrence, the timing of the operation raises significant questions. Peru is currently under the control of an unelected government that enjoys considerable support from Washington but is overwhelmingly rejected by the Peruvian people. The harsh response to protests in the south of Peru by the country’s security forces—forces that US military personnel will soon be working alongside—has led to numerous deaths. Peru’s Congress is defying public opinion by refusing to call new elections. Furthermore, the country’s Supreme Court recently issued a ruling that some legal scholars interpret as essentially criminalizing political protest.
Meanwhile in Peru, Cocaine in Nazi packages found in container with ASPARAGUS.
— Paul Kikos 🌐 (@PKikos) May 26, 2023
As Peru’s civilian institutions engage in internal conflict, Peru’s armed forces, viewed as the country’s last remaining “backbone” by Mexican geopolitical analyst Alfredo Jalife, have taken firm control. It’s worth noting that Peru houses several minerals deemed strategically important to US national security interests, including lithium. Moreover, as highlighted in my June 22, 2021 article, while Peru’s largest trading partner is China, its political institutions remain closely aligned with US policy interests.
Given these circumstances, rumors of another coup in Peru should not be surprising. The recent appointment of CIA veteran Lisa Kenna as US ambassador to Peru adds another layer to the unfolding situation. There are suggestions that Kenna may have played a direct role in the transition from President Castillo to President Boluarte, due to her meeting with Peru’s then-Defence Minister Gustavo Bobbio Rosas on December 6, the day before Pedro Castillo was ousted, to discuss “issues of bilateral interest.”
Comments – Threads
- Another blow to Peru‘s US-backed coup regime: Brazil (Latin America’s largest country) announced it is suspending sales of military equipment to Peru until democratic normalcy is restored Peru‘s coup regime deployed its military to massacre 60+ protesters – Ben Norton