News Wire | Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022

Peru’s President Impeached, Arrested After He Tries to Dissolve Congress

By Simeon Tegel & Diana Durán | The Washington Post (free)

Pedro Castillo began Wednesday as the beleaguered but still lawful president of Peru. By the day’s end, he was out of office and behind bars, ousted by furious legislators after he tried to dissolve the Congress of the Republic of Peru without the constitutional authority or the political support to succeed.

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Iran Conducts First Known Execution of Prisoner Arrested During Protests

By Sune Engel Rasmussen | The Wall Street Journal

Iran said Thursday that it executed a prisoner arrested during the protests that have swept the country, the first such death sentence known to be carried out as authorities harden their stance against demonstrators seeking to overthrow the country’s clerical rulers.

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