Terrible get started for Peruvian president Castillo, two journeys in two days
One more bump in the head for the stubborn Peruvian president Pedro Castillo who took place of work this 7 days. Not only his nomination for primary minister Guido Bellido has been questioned as a previous admirer of a terrorist group that ravaged Peru in the eighties and nineties, but now repeats with his foreign minister, Hector Béjar, a previous guerrilla member, with educational qualifications who in his textbooks praises armed revolution, with no forgiveness.
Béjar openly supports the Socialist experiment steps in Venezuela as a moral obligation, and anticipated that a Castillo administration would be considerably less progressive when it comes to third and fourth era rights, but much much better in financial and social rights.
Béjar at this time is 86 a long time outdated, but when he was 27 went to Cuba to help the Castro revolution and meet up with Che Guevara, and on his return to Peru he joined a budding guerrilla team less than the name of Revolutionary Leftwing Movement, MIR. He later on organized the Nationwide Liberation Army, ELN, and travelled usually to Cuba and Bolivia. At last he was imprisoned and in 1973 benefitted from an amnesty granted by then army dictator Velasco Alvarado, and begun to perform for him, striving to manage social guidance of the remaining wing president.
Later in a trip to Ayacucho he fulfilled with a younger philosophy professor Abimael Guzmán who would grow to be leader and organizer of the Maoist Shining Route terrorist team that in two a long time of cruel and horrendous fighting left close to 100,000 Peruvians useless and millions of displaced and disappeared peasants. Allegedly Guzmán told Béjar the time was not yet ripe for an general peasants’ insurrection.
In his quieter several years Béjar carries on connected to the educational world, has represented Latin The usa at the Planet World wide Motion Committee in opposition to Poverty, was a member of the World wide Contact Basis and head of the Peruvian branch of the NGO Social Observe and Citizen’s Management furthermore editor of the journal Socialism and Participation.
But nonetheless admirable or regrettable Bejar’s CV, the actuality it that president Castillo still must have his cabinet accepted by Congress, and the Peruvian citizens is divided in two halves, ideally reconcilable, and distant from idealistic provocations from the sixties and seventies.