Peruvian president Pedro Castillo, already besieged by influence-trafficking investigations, now faces Congressional accusations of "treason" for suggesting in January that Peru could cede territory to Bolivia to provide it access to the sea.

Access to the sea is cross-party demand in Bolivia, which lost its coastal provinces over a century ago.

Sympathetic, if inconclusive, statements have been a hallmark of the Chilean left and Peru's Castillo continued that tradition.

Castillo was extremely specific in his CNN interview that he was not offering land, but rather suggesting a Peruvian referendum on a land transfer. The Peruvian people, and not their president, must decide, he said.

Nonetheless, hard right journalist Fernando del Rincón, who carried out the interview concurred this week that Castillo was violating Peru's constitution and sovereignty in his answer.

Del Rincón was last seen in my life advocating lethal force against Bolivian protesters blockading roads to demand prompt elections in August 2020, challenging the Áñez government from the right


Castillo alleges that the cascade of investigations are nothing more than a pressure campaign to push aside Peru's elected president.

A sixth investigation was announced today.

@Carwil This is so hard to follow from outside. So many investigations all at once are troubling, make me wonder if it's another political/legal manoeuvre.

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