Peruvian truckers strike, state of emergency declared

STORY: Honking horns, truckers filled a highway around the port city of Callao demanding authorities to step in. The freight transport union leader, Ivan Valencia, said truckers are broken due to the country's economic woes.

High global fuel prices linked to Russia's invasion of Ukraine have stoked unrest in Peru. President Pedro Castillo's government has taken measures to curb the rising cost of living, but the annual inflation rate remains at around 8%, its highest level in 24 years.

Under the state of emergency, the police and the army will be deployed throughout the country's roads to avoid blockages and the freedom of movement and reunion are suspended.