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Hi, this is Paula reporting from Lima. As anti-government protests in Peru enter their fourth month since they began in early December, the new administration of president Dina Boluarte should be feeling the heat from the international condemnation of their violent repression. But not much has changed.

We met with protesters on International Women’s Day and spoke with aid groups in the capital responding to some of the effects of the political crisis.

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Protesters from Puno in the Miraflores district of Peru’s capital, Lima, on 8 March 2023, international women’s day. (Geneva Solutions/Paula Dupraz-Dobias)

Peru quashes protests despite scolding from international community. Peru has come under growing pressure from international organisations for alleged human rights abuses during ongoing anti-government protests. In recent weeks, the UN human rights office has added to individual member state criticism of rights violations, while aid groups in the country have been responding to the crisis. But as demonstrations move into their fourth month since president Pedro Castillo was ousted from power, actions on the ground show that the government is yet to internalise any criticism.

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