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Violent protests in Peru

  • 23-01-2023 6:18am
    Registered Users Posts: 2,913 ✭✭✭

    Apparently there are violent clashes in Peru between supporters of ousted president Castillo who was arrested and impeached after he dissolved Congress and called an early election and promptly sworn interim president.

    Starting to look like another colour revolution in progress.

    What I get from various sources it seems that people perceive both Congress and Presidency as utterly corrupted and after 20 years of more of the same there may be some change coming ahead. There seems to be some influence coming from Bolivia.

    Peru is the world's second-largest producer of copper, silver, and zinc and Latin America's largest producer of gold. Peru is among the primary producers of mineral commodities in the world. Abundant mineral resources such as copper, gold, silver, and lithium are found mainly in the mountains.

    It seems there is some mineral wealth there which did not trickled down and that may be one of the problems which manifested in current unrest.

    Post edited by patnor1011 on


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,273 ✭✭✭xxxxxxl

    The Americas are shocking places. Only decent place is Canada if you can put up with the left up there.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,381 ✭✭✭Yurt2

    Yawn. Putinist crank levels allegation of "colour revolution" by the spooky hands of the all-seeing, all-powerful and all-knowing CIA.

    It's Monday, it's Latin America, and it's a constitutional crisis. Stop the presses.

    I suppose Jason Bourne is holed up in a cave in Macchu Picchu patched into Langley pulling the strings on all this with his mind ray-gun.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,827 ✭✭✭TomTomTim

    I've never known anyone else who gets so defensive over what American intelligence agencies may or may not be doing. You seem to take great offence anytime anyone even suggests that they may be up to something untoward. You'd honestly think that they had a spotless history or something with how you react to such posts.

    “The man who lies to himself can be more easily offended than anyone else. You know it is sometimes very pleasant to take offense, isn't it? A man may know that nobody has insulted him, but that he has invented the insult for himself, has lied and exaggerated to make it picturesque, has caught at a word and made a mountain out of a molehill--he knows that himself, yet he will be the first to take offense, and will revel in his resentment till he feels great pleasure in it.”- ― Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,381 ✭✭✭Yurt2

    I'm not defensive, I'm tired of Putinite idiots trying to allege CIA plots at their local tidy towns committee. It's a brain-dead way to open a discussion about another vanilla Latin American constitutional crisis.

    They have neither the will, capacity or ability (given contemporary democratic oversight in Congress) for "colour revolutions" in the 21st century. And further to this, there's actually zero evidence of anything like it. Further still, if you knew a bit of the current Peruvian political order, you'd know it's ridiculous.

    It's brain tapeworm Putinist conspiracy theorizing - and, is actually the type of sh*t Russia gets up to in the real world in the 21st century.

    These people need to start taking cod liver oil supplements because their brain is misfiring.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,666 ✭✭✭charlie_says

    There is not really much international reporting on this as it's a left wing spat, far left President supporters vs democratic socialist government.

    You are supposed to care about January 6 million, not this.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,913 ✭✭✭patnor1011

    Interesting mental gymnastics. I did not mention anything of what you are saying and if you are unaware colour revolution is widely used term of unrest sparked by public protest. I participated in one myself and CIA or Putinists were nowhere near it.

    You just need to realize that while your rusophobia may be the center of your world not everything in the world revolves around CIA or FSB.

    These protests are clearly sparked by infighting of two corrupt parts of government and pushed some people over the edge.

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 24,749 Mod ✭✭✭✭Podge_irl

    The "colour revolutions" were also nothing much to do with the CIA.

    The CIA and America in general have a long, bloody and dishonourable history in South America until relatively recent times.

    The current unrest in Peru has nothing to do with America and no one here claimed otherwise.

    You've gone off on a bizarre one here.