It is vital that the British Labour movement continues to spread awareness of the extreme repression faced by the Peruvian movement for democracy, writes Logan Williams.
The penultimate rally of Arise Festival 2023 saw hundreds of activists tune in with Jeremy Corbyn and campaigners for peace and social justice from across the world.
"We join UN experts in calling for a peaceful & democratic solution to the political crisis - one that takes into account the demands of the protesters."
Logan Williams interviews US Latin American solidarity activist Teri Mattson on her recent human rights and solidarity delegation to Peru, and the repression taking place under the coup-regime.
"Despite clear incidents of state sanctioned violent repression, the movement against the coup regime is maintaining its resolve" -Labour Friends of Progressive Latin America call for solidarity with Peru's struggle for democracy.
"All over the country hundreds of thousands of Peruvians took to the streets and squares with a unified platform" - former Women's Minister Anahi Durand Guevara writes on the mass mobilisations against the coup in Peru.
“The signatories call upon the Biden administration to condemn the countless number of human rights violations being perpetrated by state forces in Peru.”
The ITUC and its regional organisation for the Americas, TUCA, challenge the violence and state repression in Peru, following the ouster president Castillo.
A wave of left victories has brought progressive leaders to power across Latin America, but they still face deep challenges and undemocratic threats from the far-right.
On Thursday evening, hundreds tuned in to hear an update on the democratic crisis in Peru with solidarity speakers including Jeremy Corbyn and Peruvian activist Francesca Emanuele.