Protests In Peru Continue As Former President Is Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison

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Nationwide protests continue in Peru after the former President Pedro Castillo was removed from office.  A day after the Peruvian government declared a police state to quell the unrest, a judge has sentenced Castillo to 18 months in prison after he attempted to dissolve the current Congress ahead of a third impeachment vote for charges of corruption.  He could face up to 10 years in prison on charges of rebellion.  Protestors are demanding the release of Castillo, the resignation of newly installed President Dina Boluarte, and for immediate elections to be held.  At least 14 people have died in the protests and more than 40 have been injured.