Pedro Castillo Still Has a Few Cards to Play

By Andrea Moncada

Congress is as determined as ever to remove Peru’s president, but Castillo has a few things working in his favor.

A little over a year into Pedro Castillo’s administration, many Peruvians are wondering how their embattled president is still holding on to office. And now Castillo is facing the biggest challenge to his presidency to date. In the last two weeks, a congressional subcommittee voted to go ahead with two constitutional accusations against him—as Castillo responded by moving to set up the conditions that could allow him to dissolve Congress. The first accusation is for treason, based on Castillo’s statements that he would hold a referendum to ask the population whether Peru should give...

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