News Wire | Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022

Amid Deadly Protests, Peru Declares a National State of Emergency

By Mitra Taj & Julie Turkewitz | The New York Times

The government of Peru declared a nationwide state of emergency Wednesday as it sought to control widespread violence following the ouster last week of the country’s elected president, who had tried to dissolve Congress.

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Istanbul Mayor Sentenced to Jail and Barred From Politics Over ‘Idiots’ Insult

By Ayla Jean Yackley | Financial Times (free)

A Turkish court has sentenced Istanbul’s popular mayor Ekrem Imamoglu to more than two years in prison and barred him from politics for “insulting” electoral officials, jeopardizing hopes he could challenge President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in next year’s election.

More from WPR: Dissent Is Getting Even More Dangerous in Turkey

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