The high level group of the Organization of American States (OAS) that evaluates the situation of democracy in Perubegan his work in Lima on Monday with a meeting with the President Pedro Castillowho claims that a coup is underway against him.
The mission, made up of four foreign ministers, representatives of three others and a commissioner from the organization’s general secretariat, also met with the president of congress, Joseph Williams. They will also hold meetings with other interlocutors, reported Télam.
The meetings with Castillo and the opponent Williams took place behind closed doors, as will apparently be the tone of the meetings, which will include the president of the judiciary, Elvia Barrios, and various representatives of civil society. Williams said after the meeting that he told members of the group that, although there have been tensions between the government and the opposition, “this has not led to a crisis” and there is “no intention” to stage a coup.
The task of the group headed by the Paraguayan former Foreign Minister Eladio Loizagaas representative of the General Secretariat, is tasked with evaluating the political situation in Peru, where clashes between the left-wing government and the right-wing opposition generate permanent political uncertainty.
Castillo affirms that the opposition sectors that manage Congress seek to arbitrarily evict him from office, for which they have the alleged complicity of the Prosecutor’s Office, various media outlets, and other sectors. The visitors, who will have meetings until Tuesday in Lima, will then write a report to bring it to the attention of the OAS Permanent Council in Washington.