Demonstrators confront riot police during a protest against the new government of interim president Manuel Merino, in Lima, Peru, on Nov. 12, 2020. Ernestro Benavides/AFP via Getty Images. A demonstrator takes part in a protest against the government in Lima, Peru, on Nov. 21. Peru warned police violence risks human rights crisis amid protests. Protesters gather outside Congress in Lima, Peru, after interim President Manuel Merino announced his resignation following massive protests unleashed when … Thousands mobilized in protests against the political, economic and health crises racking this South American country. The latest breaking news, ... 1 killed in protests against Peru’s new president. On Tuesday, Manuel Merino was sworn in … Americas. Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru (December 10, 2020) COVID-19 Information; Alert: Resumption of Routine American Citizen Services and Cusco Consular Agency Update, Peru (December 3, 2020) Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Lima, Peru … Thousands of Peruvians have taken to the streets this week to protest the interim government of newly appointed President Manuel Merino, a member of Peru's center-right Popular Action Party who as head of Congress played a key role in ousting his predecessor, Martín Vizcarra, in what critics are calling a "legislative coup.". PISAC, Peru—This small Andean village of 10,000 nestled in … Manuel Merino stepped aside following days of protests against a … As The Washington Post reported earlier this week, the removal … New Peruvian student group tracks instability, protests in Peru A person holds a sign that reads in Spanish, "Wake up Peru" during a protest to demand significant social changes and a new constitution in Lima, Peru, on Nov. 21, 2020. News & Events. US politics. Last modified on Fri 13 Nov 2020 12.19 EST Fierce clashes in Peru between police and protesters have wounded at least 11 people, doctors and rights groups said on … Protesters began celebrating outside Government Palace in Lima after Peru’s interim president of just six days resigned. Peru’s Congress today opened a crisis session following the deaths after the body’s new speaker, Luis Valdez, said the situation in Peru had become ‘untenable’ after the police crackdown. News. Peru's interim President Manuel Merino called for calm on Thursday amid protests that have escalated around the country since the abrupt ouster of former leader Martin Vizcarra. Wednesday was the third day of mass protests across Peru. Demonstrators against the removal of President Martin Vizcarra gather during a protest in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020.