St. Paul. More Marx and less Adam Smith. To be brief, this is the sum of the thoughts of the new president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, who took office on 28 July at the helm of the Andean country. Five key points of his keynote speech. First, draft a new constitution to trash the current 1993, which is too pro-market. Second, to retire the too colonialist «Casa di Pizarro», which has always been the palace from which the Peruvian leaders ruled and which will be transformed into a museum. Third, to increase the so-called “peasant patrols”, community defense organizations that began operating in Peru since the 1970s to guarantee security “in their own way”, administer justice and solve all kinds of problems. “We have to expand the patrol system in Peru, which is none other than the organized population. We promise to create them where they do not exist and to include them in the state security system of citizens, ”thundered the 51-year-old maestro Castillo, a long-time member of the“ patrols ”whom he sees as a sort of party militia even if he does not declare it publicly. Fourth point of the first presidential address, the expulsion within 72 hours of foreign “delinquents”. How he intends to do it and above all who these so-called “delinquents” are, however, he has not explained. Then, last but not least and his goodness, the teacher who loves patrols guaranteed respect for private property. If this is the summa del Castillo thought, there is certainly that the tug-of-war between hawks and doves in the Marxist-Leninist Peru Libre party of the new president who will govern Peru until 2026 was won by its general secretary, the philocastrist Vladimir Cerrón. The proof of the hawks’ triumph is that Castillo has chosen deputy Guido Bellido Ugarte, a 41-year-old engineer who, like the new president, has no political experience behind him as president of the council of ministers of his government. Defender of the integration into political life of the terrorists of Sendero Luminoso (a group that killed 32 thousand people in the 70s and 80s in the Andean country), Bellido Ugarte is also a staunch defender of the Cuban dictatorship. In addition to being close to Cerrón, the prime minister has become known for his declarations in favor of the massive consumption of the coca leaf, having as a model to follow the Bolivia of Evo Morales who yesterday, as a joke, greeted the settlement of Castillo with this textual phrase “Hurray, another terrorist president!”.
Like Cerrón, the deus ex machina of the new Peruvian political course, Bellido also opposes the copper mining companies in the south of the country and is in favor of pardoning Antauro Humala, the brother of former president Ollanta Humala, who ended up in jail for having led a riot in which 4 police officers died, also in southern Peru.
Last May, the Peruvian justice had opened an investigation into Bellido for the crime of condoning terrorism, after he had declared to the Inka Vision television channel: “The country is a disaster and there have been Peruvians who have mistakenly taken a path but who have their rights. What do you have against the senderists? ». With these premises and despite the economy having a dove, it is even good news that the day before yesterday the Lima stock exchange collapsed by just 6% and that the local currency, the sol, has overcome the psychological barrier of 4 soles. for a dollar. After all, the future of Peru is Marxism and all that remains is to congratulate Castillo, Bellido and, of course, Cerrón.