Crisis-hit Peru expands state of emergency

THE government of Peru yesterday expanded and prolonged a state of emergency to deal with a two-month-old revolt against President Dina Boluarte that has claimed 48 lives in clashes between protesters and security forces.

Seven southern Peruvian regions – Madre de Dios, Cusco, Puno, Apurimac, Arequipa, Moquegua and Tacna – will fall under the measure, which will remain in place for 60 days, according to a notice in the government gazette.