Mass Protests Force Peru’s Interim President Manuel Merino to Resign After Deaths

Merino assumed the presidency on Tuesday after the opposition-dominated Congress voted to remove his predecessor Martin Vizcarra, over bribery allegations, which he denies.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Peru's interim president Manuel Merino has resigned after a violent crackdown on protests that left at least three people dead followed by an exodus of his cabinet members.

"I want to let the whole country know that I'm resigning," Merino said in a televised address on Sunday, November 15th, sparking wild street celebrations in the capital Lima after protests against his rule.

Merino stepped down immediately . . .

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