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Peru’s president questions the media and the use of surveys

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The president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, has again questioned the media and the use of polls, while assuring that so far the press “has not found a single piece of evidence” of corruption against him.

Thus, he has assured that he does not believe in opinion polls or newspapers and has expressed that “the time has come to take the suckle away from those traditional political drones to give it to the people” and has accused them of thinking “what is going to be the headline to attack the Government”.

“Do you believe in the polls? Do you believe in the press? Do you believe in those newspapers? The time has come to believe in the people themselves. Only the people save the people, no matter who it hurts,” he said, according to the newspaper ‘El Comercio’.

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Castillo has criticized the attacks that his relatives have received, an allusion to his niece Yenifer Paredes, who is facing a preliminary investigation for the alleged crime of influence peddling.

In this sense, he has insisted that in eleven months they have not found evidence against him and has stressed that the Government seeks to “strengthen democracy”. “We have gone through more bloody struggles, where we have continued battling with peasants, with workers, with teachers, with transporters asking for vindications…. And some people think that here we are going to bend despite the fact that they mess with everything, with your children, with your parents, with your family”, he stressed.

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“Eleven months and they do not find a single proof, and I am ashamed of those corrosive voices that machiavellianly plot”, he has asserted.

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