Explainer-Why are there protests in Peru and what comes next?

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Reuters UK

By David Alire Garcia and Brendan O’Boyle (Reuters) – Protests in Peru since early December have led to the deaths of at least 48 people as demonstrators have clashed with security forces in the Andean country’s worst outbreak of violence in over 20 years. WHAT SPARKED THE PROTESTS? The protests began after Congress removed President Pedro Castillo on Dec. 7. Castillo was arrested and is being held in pre-trial detention, facing rebellion charges after he tried to illegally dissolve the legislature to avoid a planned impeachment vote. His ouster fired up anger against the elite, especially in …

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