63 Deaths in Peru After Baby’s Death During Protests in Cuzco

Infant Death Amidst Peruvian Anti-Government Protests Confirmed By Ombudsman’s Office

The Peruvian Ombudsman’s Office confirmed the death of a one-year-old baby in Cuzco on Tuesday due to events related to the blockade of roads resulting from anti-government protests. This brings the total number of fatalities to 63 since the social outbreak began last December.

The baby was reportedly unable to receive timely medical assistance as it was going to the Cuzco Regional Hospital for a stomach infection in a private vehicle that was blocked due to the protests.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (ACNUR) reported the death of four Haitians who could not receive medical assistance due to the roadblocks. The RPP station also reported the death of an unborn baby, whose mother, seven months pregnant, could not make it to the hospital on time.

The Ombudsman’s Office reported that 46 people have died as a result of clashes with police, while a police officer died after being burned alive by protesters. Ten deaths have been reported due to roadblocks and one death in the northern region of La Libertad, confirmed by the Police.

The protests have been demanding for the resignation of President Dina Boluarte and holding of general elections for this year.

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