“United States Sends Marines to Peru After Coup: Controlling Resources or Cooperation?”

From June 1, the United States will introduce its regular military units into Peru. The Pentagon’s Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) will send hundreds of its Marines. The US Congress approved the intervention. About this today, May 29, writes Pravda.Ru columnist Lyubov Stepushova.

Peruvian legislators, at the suggestion of the protege of the US President Dina Boluarte, authorized the arrival of 700 American soldiers. According to official data from Washington, “US personnel” will carry out “cooperation and training activities with the armed forces and the national police of Peru” and “do not encroach on the sovereignty” of the country.

However, Peru has long had such training centers with constant rotation, so the announced goal is a cover for placing soldiers in the regions of greatest resistance to the American puppets who staged a coup d’état. They are rejected by the people of Peru. Boluarte’s highest approval rating in recent polls is 16%, Parliament’s is even lower.

History of the coup d’état in Peru

The Boluarte regime came to power with the direct complicity of Washington through a coup d’état. Leftist President of Peru Pedro Castillo, popularly elected in 2021, a year and a half later he was overthrown by parliament with the support of the army through biased impeachment “due to moral inconsistency.” He tried to carry out anti-oligarchic reforms, but, as expected, he was not given. Boluarte, as Vice President, took over his position.

US Ambassador to Peru Lisa Kennawhich coordinated the actions of the army, quickly supported the decision of the parliament to depose Castillo and confirmed that “her country fully supports the democratic institutions in Peru.”

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But the population did not accept the new government. The protests began. As a result of their suppression, the death toll officially amounted to about 70 people. Hundreds of others were badly injured. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) found the Peruvian police and army guilty of “excessive, indiscriminate and lethal use of force.” She also denounced the Boluarte regime for “stigmatizing” peasants and indigenous peoples with false accusations of being “terrorists”, thereby justifying massacres.

The idea of ​​all US interventions is to control resources

President of Mexico Andreas Manuel Lopez Obrador, commenting on the entry of American troops into Peru, he drew the attention of the US government that “the maintenance of the interventionist policy in no way contributes to the establishment of brotherhood on the continent.”

“The Peruvians are our brothers. We consider it unfair what the Peruvian congressmen have done to remove the legitimate President Pedro Castillo, elected by the Peruvians.” Obrador said.

Obrador pointed out that behind these and other decisions are the interests of the Peruvian oligarchy, “but in doing so, the legislators have violated the entire legal and constitutional framework of Peru.”

For his part, the lawyer Raul Noblecilla confirmed that US troops would come to Peru to control Peruvian minerals, and “that’s how servile and submissive governments operate.”

“Imperialism controls its backyard” he warned.

The government planted in Lima by the United States is not recognized by other countries of the continent – Argentina, Bolivia, Venezuela.

The Peruvian Ministry of Defense has denied reports that there are 10 United States military bases in Peru. But journalistic studies say that they are present at the bases of the military units of Peru. In the book Protected Areas. How the network of US military bases in South America works, Argentine journalist Thelma Luzzani mentions that “the permanent presence of the US military in Peru, under the pretext of joint exercises, training, visits and other things, makes it clear that the US military, although they may not have their own or exclusive bases, such as in Guantanamo, but operate within the Peruvian military bases.

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Also in Peru, a network of US laboratories was opened, which, under the auspices of scientific work and the study of tropical diseases, work in the country “without appropriate transparency.” This impunity has only been exacerbated by the recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Peru that there is no de facto right to protest under the country’s constitution.

The situation in this South American country resembles that in Ukraine, ranging from an oligarchy-assisted coup, legislated through parliament, to military bases, medical labs, and US control of natural resources.

The United States is acting according to a pattern, so regular US troops will soon be sent to protect their property and influence in Ukraine. Perhaps it will first be the troops of Poland and Romania, because, unlike Peru, the Russian Federation is conducting a special operation in Ukraine.

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2023-05-29 14:15:00

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