- Merchants and Indigenous people in Puno region have been boycotting Peru's economy for months to pressure President Dina Boluarte to hold new elections.
- Puno region, bordering Bolivia, has seen the worst of the violent protests.
- Losses caused by worker strikes and road closures are running above $100 million, tourism industry has come to a total halt.
- Puno's economy is expected to shrink 5% this year while that of the entire country grows 1.9%.
- Protest fatigue is setting in, with some businesses dialing back boycotts and residents demanding to keep working.
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Peru’s Indigenous Sacrifice Livelihoods in a Quest to Oust the President
Peru's months-long protests for new elections see Puno region gutted by violence and bleeding from an economic wound, with losses running above $100 million.