Pedro Castillo’s party is a mixture of the ideology of Peru’s terrorists and the corruption of the rulers of the last three decades.

Peru was in a bad way, but the future of this country has disappeared. The National Jury of Elections (JNE in Spanish) has proclaimed Pedro Castillo as the new president, after a month of accusations, appeals and challenges by the other candidate, Mrs. Keiko Fujimori. The plenary of the JNE unanimously declared the inadmissibility of the five appeals presented by the political party Fuerza Popular to the decentralised proclamation minutes of the special electoral juries (JEE in Spanish). The minutes of the proclamation of the general election results were drawn up, of course, with all kinds of cheating, until finally and by obscure means, Pedro Castillo has been proclaimed the new president of Peru. Everything seems to have been rigged by this corrupt body so that a revolutionary party could rule. Peru’s violent and bloodthirsty tradition continues as if nothing happened, but I have the feeling that now it has gone further. Another turn of the screw has been taken to put an end to any possibility of a democratic way to reform the country.

The peaceful and sometimes dreamlike landscape, bathed by the so-called Spanish Lake, contrasts with a warlike people. Peru has been at war with all the neighbouring countries. It seems that its destiny, after three centuries of calm, has been to war with others and with itself. Independence did not sit well with Peru. This country of strong contrasts has not been able to make a clean break from its most violent past. The worst political, corrupt and criminal caste has imposed itself on the country of the beautiful valleys, the quiet plateaus and the high Andean peaks. One of the most biodiverse countries in the world with the greatest mineral resources will be governed by a communist with no other idea of democracy than to make it disappear.

The Peru of Fujimori and Alán García, of Alejandro Toledo and Vladimiro Montesinos and the like, full of corruption, bribes and state crimes, was always confronted by people no less dangerous than them: Tupac Amaru, Sendero Luminoso and other terrorist groups were always on the lookout… Pedro Castillo‘s party is a mixture of the ideology of Peru’s terrorists and the corruption of the rulers of the last three decades. State terrorism and narco-terrorism go hand in hand. A party of communist character, once again using the ballot box, comes to power with the collaboration of old corrupt institutions.

Nothing good can be expected from these rulers. The revolutionary path has prevailed once again. Today, then, 28 July, coinciding with the second centenary of Peru’s independence, Pedro Castillo will be officially proclaimed president of Peru. His government programme is easy to summarise: first, the Spaniards were and still are to blame for everything bad that has happened and is happening in Peru; second, he will implement a severe totalitarian regime to blame all Peru’s future ills on capitalism and the USA. In short, the usual. Peru is heading for suicide. From now on it will be all revolution, destruction and communist misery.

From independence from Spain until today, Peru, like the rest of Spanish America, has gone backwards. When will the history of Spanish America be written without Spain! The peace, tranquillity and good life of Spanish America disappeared with the civil wars that ended the Spanish Empire. From then on, when Spain stopped bleeding in America, a resurgence of peninsular Spain began. Things are that real. No matter what figures are taken to judge the welfare levels of a given society, in the end, they will all conclude that Spain came out on top. The only country that was saved, after the civil wars in Hispanic America, was Spain. By contrast, the America that gained independence from Spain, that America without Spain, has not fared well in the history of the 19th and 20th centuries. They broke with their traditions and have been unable to create anything new. Indigenism and nationalism are their shackles.

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