Tuesday, former peruvian president pedro castillo was detained after his efforts to dissolve the country’s parliament were met with immediate action from congress. castillo was accused of attempting a coup in an attempt to avoid impeachment on corruption charges. vice-president dina boluarte was sworn in as his successor, condemning castillo’s actions as an “attempt to destabilize democracy.”
Incident occurred on tuesday and took place in peru. in response to castillo’s attempted coup, congress swiftly moved to detain him and swore in boluarte as president.
Had attempted to dissolve the country’s parliament in a last-ditch effort to avoid impeachment on corruption charges. his actions were swiftly met with counteraction from congress, leading to his arrest and the swearing in of boluarte as president. boluarte condemned castillo’s actions as an “attempt to destabilize democracy.”