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#leadership: Here’s Why Peru’s President, Manuel Merino, and 12 ministers resigned after the death of protesters…

Peru! Manuel Merino, Peru’s interim president has resigned after the death of two (2) people on Saturday.

The deceased were among the tens of thousands protesting against the government in Lima, the capital city.

On Sunday, the country’s leader announced his exit from power in a broadcast.

Hours earlier, twelve (12) ministers expressed their grievance against police brutality and Merino’s handling of the crisis by stepping down.

Police fired tear gas and shotgun pellets to repel demonstrators who threw objects.

Medical officials confirmed that two men – aged 24 and 25 – died from gunshot wounds.

 

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“I want to let the whole country know that I’m resigning,” Merino said.

The former speaker of Congress was in office for five (5) days.

He replaced President Martín Vizcarra, impeached on Monday over bribery allegations he denies.

Protesters, mostly youths, have been in the streets in opposition to Vizcarra.

 

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Did You Know that the 2019 Pan-American Games held in Lima, the Capital of Peru?. So, let’s quickly explore the famous locations, foods and traditions this third (3rd) largest South American destination has to offer.

 

1. Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu site showing the mountains and old city ruins

The citadel of Machu Picchu during its reopening in Cuzco on April 1, 2010.

If you have done any sort of search for Peru on Google, Machu Picchu will be the top recommendation on any travel-blogger journal or website.

It is an ancient Incan city, approximately 2400 metres above sea level concealed within the mountains of Cusco. It is one of Seven (7) Wonders of the World that features breathtaking city remains and beautiful dry stone walls.

 

2. Colca Canyon

Site seeing viewing area overlooking the canyon

A group of tourists enjoying the view at Colca Canyon in Peru. If the Grand Canyon is on your bucket list then…(CONTINUE READING HERE)

 

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