Peru govt announces nationwide emergency amid fiery protests
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The Peruvian government declared a nationwide state of emergency on 14 December amid raging protests.
Peru's Defense Minister removed President Pedro Castillo from office on 7 December by impeaching him. Due to which protests are going on in the country.
Amid political turmoil, protests are taking place in the country demanding general elections. Meanwhile, 8 people have died during the violent protests.
Peru has gone through years of political turmoil that have seen corruption, repeated impeachment attempts on several leaders, and curtailment of presidential terms.
Peru is the third largest country in South America, after Brazil and Argentina.
President: Dina Boluarte
Currency : Nuevo Sol
Major Mountain Ranges: Andes
Major Rivers: Amazon, Ucayali, Madre de Dios
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