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They will present a report and photographic exhibition on the violation of human rights in Peru

They will present a report and photographic exhibition on the violation of human rights in Peru

On May 2, the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the National Lawyers Union ?NLG?, the Global Exchange organization and the media will present the International Report on Human Rights in Peru, as well as the photographic exhibition #PerúResiste .

The event will take place next Tuesday at the Medicine for Nightmares Bookstore and Gallery, located at 3036 24th Street, in San Francisco, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Global Exchange organization, which seeks to promote human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice around the world, supported an emergency international interdisciplinary human rights delegation that traveled to Peru in March 2023, coordinated by the National Lawyers Guild , which included participants from the US, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, and was hosted in Peru by the National Human Rights Coordinator, the Muqui Network and the Natura Environmental Institute. 

After the visit to the Andean country, the delegation prepared a preliminary report based on more than 50 testimonies recorded in key places of massacres and repression concentrated in Juliaca, Ayacucho, Andahuaylas, Cusco and Lima, as well as photographic and video forensic evidence and interviews with associations of victims and their families, human rights defenders and state officials from all over Peru. 

The report also builds on previous reports by Amnesty International, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the OAS Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and Argentina-based civil society organizations.

The findings show a pervasive pattern of state terror that has been directed primarily against indigenous Andean communities, women, and youth in Peru.

In addition to the presentation of the report, the inauguration of the photographic exhibition #PerúResiste carried out jointly by the organizations Global Exchange and Social Focus, in collaboration with media and allied organizations such as Peninsula 360 Press, Rompeviento TV, Periodistas Unidos and the Centro de Estudios Socio Latin American legal entities ?CESJUL, which documents the widespread repression of the popular rebellion after the removal of the center-left reformist president, Pedro Castillo.

This sample can also be seen on the site https://peninsula360press.com/peru-resiste/.

During the event there will be video links to Peru and members of the mission in other parts of Latin America, and it will be broadcast on the social networks of Peninsula 360 Press?Youtube, Twitter and Facebook.?

In the last five months, Peru has become the main case in Latin America with a deep political crisis, marked by strong repression by the interim government and the army of the popular uprising after the removal and imprisonment of President Pedro Castillo, in December 2022. 

The United States has supported the interim regime of Dina Boluarte with more than $40 million in military aid - mainly for the war on drugs - despite demands by the US Congress that support should be withheld due to the crackdown on protests and freedom of expression. 

The indiscriminate violence of the State has left at least 70 dead since then, in addition to hundreds of wounded and detainees. The most serious incidents and the largest number of victims have been concentrated in the Andean regions and communities, mainly indigenous -Quechua, Aymara and Amazonian-.

Among the demands of the popular uprising is the holding of new elections and the drafting of a new Constitution, the result of a broad-based constituent assembly that aims to reform Peru, for the first time, as a plurinational and pluricultural state. 

The Preliminary Report is available online ?in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French? In the following link: https://www.institutoquerosaber.org/editora53

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Pamela Cruz
Pamela Cruz
Editor-in-Chief of Peninsula 360 Press. A communicologist by profession, but a journalist and writer by conviction, with more than 10 years of media experience. Specialized in medical and scientific journalism at Harvard and winner of the International Visitors Leadership Program scholarship from the U.S. government.


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