March 21, 2018 / 3:30 PM / in 3 months

Peruvian police put officers on high alert amid political crisis

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian police ordered its personnel across the country to be on maximum alert amid a deepening political crisis that has sparked widespread calls for President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to resign.

Peruvian police patrol near the Government Palace in Lima, Peru March 21, 2018. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo

A document seen by Reuters declared the start of the security alert early on Wednesday, hours after secret video recordings ensnared Kuczynski in vote-buying allegations on the eve of an impeachment motion.

Reporting By Teresa Cespedes and Maria Cervantes

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