Pedro Castillo

Peru Says Leftist Pro-Coup Riots Costing up to $26 Million a Day

The ongoing riots in Peru by leftist supporters of communist ex-president Pedro Castillo and their disruption of the nation’s supply chain are causing losses of upwards of 100 million Peruvian sol ($26 million) per day to Peru’s economy, Peru’s Economy and Finance Minister Alex Contreras announced on Tuesday.

Riot police run during clashes with supporters of ousted President Pedro Castillo in front of Congress in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022. Peru's Congress voted to remove Castillo from office Wednesday and replace him with the vice president, shortly after Castillo tried to dissolve the legislature ahead of a …