Peru: President meets with San Rafael population

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru

15:12 | San Rafael (San Martin region), Aug. 12.

The President of the Republic Pedro Castillo on Friday held a meeting with the population of San Rafael —an event that was part of his activities in San Martin region, northern Peru.

While addressing locals, Mr. Castillo indicated that he visited this area to verify the needs of this population.

"How is it possible that in a neglected town our people's children spend years and years in prefabricated classrooms? That cannot be allowed. I have just overseen an infrastructure that houses more than 1,000 children," he specified.

Furthermore, he indicated that some political sectors want to impeach, disqualify, or remove him from office because "they don't like the fact that a countryman or farmer is inside the Government Palace."

"Now, they stage a show by paying millions of Soles (Peruvian currency) for people to carry out a persecution, they stage their show so that my family is handcuffed and they can tell the country: 'that is the corrupt president.' Why didn't they handcuff those who had abandoned (the) education (sector)?" he said.

Moreover, the top official expressed his solidarity with Cambio Democrático (Democratic Change) party Congresswoman Isabel Cortez, who suffered a physical aggression at Parliament headquarters last Thursday.

"There are people that look down on and mistreat our sister Congresswomen, who had emerged from the working class; whenever they (opponents) do that and someone asks for a sanction, there will simply be a warning," Mr. Castillo expressed.

"But if it were the other way around, that Congresswoman, who was looked down on and mistreated yesterday, would have already been dismissed (from Parliament). We cannot allow that," he added.


Published: 8/12/2022
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