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Saturday, June 24, 2023

Peruvian politics

Since I am talking about Lima again, here's a picture of the presidential palace. It's also known as the House of Pizarro, since it sits on the site of the first Government Palace, built by Pizarro. This building dates primarily from the 1920's.

It is the official residence of the president of Peru, and as such has seen a fair amount of turnover in its occupants. The current president (and first woman in the job), is Dina Boluarte. She was vice president under Pedro Castillo, who was impeached after attempting a coup. (Sound familiar, Americans?)

Castillo is now in the same prison on the outskirts of Lima as two other former presidents, Alberto Fujimori and Alejandro Toledo; I believe a few other former presidents are under house arrest elsewhere.

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