The United States told Peru this Thursday that accountability is “vital” for a democracy, in the face of the crisis opened by the accusations of corruption against the Peruvian president, peter castlewho has denounced a coup against him.
“We are closely monitoring the political situation in Peru and we believe that accountability is vital for a democratic political system.”, State Department spokesman Ned Price told a news conference.
The official stressed that the members of the Organization of American States (OAS), such as the United States and Peru, are committed to defending “democratic values, human rights and the rule of law”, as established by the Inter-American Democratic Charter.
In this sense, Price supported the OAS acting as a “socio” so that Peru strengthens its democracy.
The spokesman explained that this was the “message” that the Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, transferred to Castillo and other Peruvian authorities during his visit to Lima on October 6.
Price made these statements while the OAS permanent council is meeting in Washington to address the political crisis in Peru at the request of Castillo himself.
The Peruvian president asked the OAS to use articles 17 and 18 of the Democratic Charter to “defend democracy” of his country and curb what he considers a “modality of new coup d’état”.
Castillo reacted like this after the Nation’s prosecutor, Patricia Benavides, filed a constitutional complaint against him in Congress for allegedly leading a corrupt mafia that has the alleged purpose of rigging contracts to obtain illicit profits from public works.