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On Tuesday, January 24, the President of the Republic, Dina Boluarte, called for a national truce to establish dialogue tables and be able to install timetable with the needs of each region to appease protests against him government.
During the conference with international media head of state noted that Peru It is a democratic country that respects the rule of law. So representative specifically referred to the excesses that were reported in Puno, one of the regions hardest hit by road blockades and with the most death toll for demos.
dignitary He claimed that since the protests began, his leadership tried unsuccessfully to negotiate with the authorities Fistemphasizing that attempts to speak with the governor of the region were unsuccessful, Richard Hanko.
“We must protect the peace of 33 million Peruvians. Puno is not Peru. To those who breed violence, I believe that the international press should also report that the government does not breed violence, that the government wants peace and tranquility,” he said.
Yes OK Boluarte Zegarra tried to call for dialogue, his phrase “Puno is not Peru” caused dissatisfaction with more than one in social networks and in national politics, especially in the sector opposition.
For example, the mayor of the province of San Roman (Puno), Oscar Cacereswas outraged by the statements chairman and confirmed that in a social context like the one the country is going through, now is not the time to use these kinds of adjectives.
For local authoritythis phrase, instead of building bridges for dialogue, exacerbated the political crisis, not to mention the fact that it offended more than 900 thousand inhabitants the Altiplano region.
For this reason President of the Republicexplained through his Twitter account that the government “must ensure the safety and well-being of 33 million Peruvians and Peruvians”, and in line with this premise, the phrase Puno is not Peru “It was not an expression of discrimination or arrogance.”
“For the misinterpretation, we apologize to the sisters and brothers of our beloved mountain region. We reiterate our call for peace, dialogue and reconciliation,” the administration said in a statement. Dina Boluarte.