The regional governor of moquegua He established a critical position to the declaration of the state of emergency in which Moquegua was included. In addition, he referred to Congress and the non-approval of the early elections.
The regional governor of moquegua He established a critical position to the declaration of the state of emergency in which Moquegua was included. In addition, he referred to Congress and the non-approval of early elections.
— Why do you consider that the decree that stipulates the state of emergency is arbitrary and an act of provocation?
— It must be made clear that the population in moquegua Yes, it has been demonstrating for the advancement of elections for 2023 and it is at a peaceful level. There was no act of violence by the protesters. Within this framework, we believe that the state of emergency in the region has no basis. We have reviewed the report of the Ombudsman updated on February 4 and indicates that no acts of violence are perceived. We verified the same on the SUTRAN monitoring platforms and there is no justification. A measure of this nature must take place within the legal framework, with conditions that prove a serious circumstance of abnormality.
— Is the measure disproportionate?
— We consider that it is arbitrary and an act of unnecessary provocation to the population that has been demonstrating peacefully. We have sent an official letter to the presidency of the Council of Ministers so that they can correct this measure.
— What has been the reaction of civil society to this decree?
— Today (yesterday) leaders, representatives of the unions have left. I contacted the Civil Construction Guild. The merchants of the fair, of the markets, even in some neighborhood councils reject this measure. At the regional government level, We have activities to reactivate the economy and with this measure that suppresses some rights, it will be impossible to do them. We gave the provision that we prioritize economic reactivation. In the port of Ilo, in these summer months there is a lot of movement, but since freedom is not guaranteed, this generates certain parameters.
— Was there a presence of the Armed Forces before?
— Yes, we have seen a police presence, especially in Plaza Vea and in public institutions. It was what was necessary and he handled the demonstration well (…).
— What activities are they going to stop doing because of this decree?
— We have a national activity for the International Women’s Day. Others to promote tourism that in a certain way generate a concentration of people, not only from the region, but from other cities that visit the port of Ilo.
— Do you expect that with this communication with the Executive this measure will be reversed?
— We hope so, because the population also perceives that this measure is to guard and protect the mining companies we have in the Moquegua region.
— Is it like telling people we are not supporting you, but we are going to protect, critical assets and others?
— Exactly, and that does worry the population. We have seen that, in other regions, we hope that this is not the case in Moquegua, there has been a deployment of the Police and the Army to the mining companies to protect them, leaving protection in the city aside.
— Congress closed the door on projects to advance elections. What is your position as an authority?
— We are greatly concerned, because the Congress He is elected by the people and at these crucial moments when he must listen to the population, he refuses to do so. There are four opportunities that he has categorically refused to listen to the population and the advancement of elections, prioritizing his own interests and supporters above all. Here is our call: we believe that the way out of the political crisis, given the circumstances and the political scenario we are going through, is the immediate resignation of President Dina Boluarte, the restructuring or reconformation of the board of directors, seeking a consensus for those who direct .
— Has the request of the National Assembly of Regional Governments been heard?
— It is a situation that we are going to deal with within the ANGR, because it seems to us that there is a sector of Congress that intends to discredit the new authorities that we are the regional governors, since we have been involved in this issue. (…) The position that we regional governors have taken, in a certain way, not all congressmen have taken well.
— There was a bill that sought new elections for regional governors
— It is a situation that worries us because we clearly see that the best interest in this political crisis is that of each congressman and, as I said, the partisan interest. Here, who messes with a sector or a position to listen to the population, they finally declare us enemies and I believe that this cannot happen. As regional governors and from the ANGR, what we are trying to do is help find a way out of the political crisis, which in the end, as Roel Sánchez said, is no longer just about a social cost, which has ultimately claimed more than 55 human lives. of Peruvians, but there is also an economic cost.
— What is the economic impact in Moquegua?
— It greatly harms small businesses. As I was saying, we had arranged a plan within the first 100 days of the administration to reactivate the economy, so that in different regional government works there is a double shift to advance with the execution and there is greater job opportunity. But we are going to have to reconsider this, because having rights that are restricted, we are not going to be able to carry out our activities normally.
— Are the new regional authorities the best suited to carry out this intermediation, this dialogue with the Executive and seek a way out of the crisis? Are they in that possibility?
— As ANGR, we already raised the exit with foundation, because we made the efforts to listen, first by summoning the organizations that have to do with the electoral system. And through the ANGR we have summoned them, they have explained to us that the development of the elections can be guaranteed in the year 2023, but this process is subject to the political decisions that must be made by Congress, and there we have hit the wall, because there is not that political will to detach and join the exit from this political crisis.
— Has Dina Bolurte summoned you at some point in the last week?
— We have not had a call to talk about this specific topic, but we have been called to set up the Intergovernmental Health Commission (…) We would go to the President if she called us to talk specifically about this topic.
— What is your appreciation of the performance that Mrs. Boluarte has had? She is claimed that at no time has she shown mea culpa for the Police actor, she continues with the theory that it was the protesters who caused her death.
— The statements are very unfortunate, we consider that their messages are not at all conciliatory, there is no message of reconciliation, of mega guilt, also accepting some responsibility. Finally, there are more than 55 dead Peruvian brothers, families who mourn a loved one and who see that there is no immediate justice, no one responsible has been found, without also considering that the political person responsible for this situation is the president.