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LIMA: Peruvian President Dina Boruarte has extended a 30-day state of emergency in the capital and two southern regions, according to a decree signed late Saturday (January 14), as protests have killed more than 40 people. Is receiving.

The expanded measures, which grant special powers to police and restrict freedoms, including the right to assembly, apply to the heavily indigenous southern regions of Lima, Puno and Cusco. Restrictions in Puno, which saw violent clashes between demonstrators and police, include a 10-day curfew.

Peru first announced a month-long nationwide state of emergency in mid-December, shortly after protests erupted over the downfall of former President Pedro Castillo. State of emergency extended for one month in Peru, Lima, Puno and Cusco

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