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Budget Debate Scheduled, Castillo Facing Third Impeachment Attempt

  • Peru’s congress is expected to debate the 2023 budget today. Over the weekend, Peru’s new Prime Minister Betssy Chavez said she will fight plans of the opposition-held congress to tap emergency funds for the 2023 budget, talking in an interview with TV Peru.
    • “The worry of the finance minister, which the whole cabinet shares, is that the congress has decided to touch contingency funds as a source of financing,” an unprecedented move, she said
  • Separately, President Pedro Castillo is facing a third impeachment proceeding after a request backed by 67 lawmakers filed Tuesday set the stage for the latest clash between his left-wing government and the opposition-led legislature.

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