The OAS will address the situation in Peru this Monday in a special session

Riots during protests against Dina Boluarte in Lima, Peru – Hector Adolfo Quintanar Perez/ZU / DPA

The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) has convened an extraordinary session for Monday to discuss the situation in Peru and the recent wave of protests, according to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ana Maria Gervasi.

Gervasi explained that the session will be held at Colombia’s request and will present the government’s efforts «to overcome this complex political crisis that we have been going through since December 7 of last year», according to RPP radio station.

On the other hand, Andean parliamentarian Luis Galarreta sent a letter to Chancellor Gervasi so that, in her capacity as president of the Andean Council of Foreign Ministers, she convenes the Andean Presidential Council to «evaluate the sub-regional integration process».

Galarreta criticized the «unacceptable interference of some heads of state of member countries of the Andean Community, as is the case of Bolivia and Colombia». Thus, he requested an evaluation of the application of Decision 878 of the Andean Community, that is to say, «the suspension of the migratory flow between Peru and Bolivia».

Protests against the interim president, Dina Boluarte, began on December 7, in which some 60 people have already died, according to unofficial data, and protests, demonstrations and roadblocks continue.