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Peru’s Castillo braces for impeachment vote as protests brew

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By Marco Aquino LIMA (Reuters) – Hundreds of protesters supporting and opposing Peruvian President Pedro Castillo congregated around Congress in capital Lima ahead of a vote on Tuesday on whether to impeach the under-fire leftist president. Peruvian lawmakers will vote on whether to begin impeachment proceeding for “moral incapacity,” though the chances appear slim of ousting Castillo, who has been battling crises as his popularity wanes months into his administration. Castillo’s own party, the Marxist Peru Libre, had at one point considered supporting the motion, though on Monday rallied behi…

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