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Peru Leader Says Opposition Groups Want to Oust Him Over Reforms

  • Pedro Castillo gives unscheduled televised speech late Monday
  • Debate over impeachment already weakening the new president
Pedro Castillo during his inauguration in Lima, Peru, in July.

Pedro Castillo during his inauguration in Lima, Peru, in July.

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Peru President Pedro Castillo said some political parties and economic interests are working to impeach him against the will of the public, the latest escalation of tensions with congress just four months into his term.

In an unscheduled televised speech in Lima late on Monday, Castillo said the groups are trying to remove him from power to prevent the “structural change” he is promoting in the South American country. He didn’t identify the people he alleges are behind the effort.