Peru summons Chilean ambassador for Boric’s criticism of police operation in Chilean protests

Archive – Peru’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ana Cecilia Gervasi – MINISTERIO DE EXTERIORES DE PERÚ

The Peruvian Foreign Ministry has summoned this Wednesday the Chilean ambassador in Lima to show its rejection of the criticisms of the Chilean president, Gabriel Boric, on the actions of the Peruvian police in the framework of the anti-government demonstrations.

«(Vice Minister Ignacio Higueras) has indicated to him that the course chosen by the constitutional government of President (Dina) Boluarte is the advancement of general elections so that Peruvians may decide without interference and in peace the destiny of Peru», explained the Peruvian diplomatic office.

The ministerial portfolio has insisted that «the Government will not change the course of democratic institutionality», as it has made known through its social networks.

Boric moved this Tuesday to the Andean authorities the need to «change course in Peru» for «the balance that has left the path of repression», after warning that the arrests and images of violence at the University of San Marcos, in Lima, are reminiscent of «scenes from the times of dictatorships».

«It is also unacceptable that the universities of America revive the sad scenes of the times of the dictatorships of the Southern Cone as happened recently with the violent entry of the Police to the University of San Marcos,» said Boric in the framework of the summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) held this week in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

«More than 50 people have lost their lives and that should shock us (…) Faced with these outrages, I reiterate Chile’s willingness to contribute in all multilateral spaces,» he said, according to ‘El Mercurio’.