The Ship’s Log: Someone "killed" Castillo, Fujimori and 1300 others
At least electronically... And the event is symptomatic of a much bigger problem
In the natural cycle of things, death is the final act of every life. It is where everything points to and where everything ends. Nothing proceeds it, at least in the world of the living. However, in Peru these days, death has become something else. Death has imposed itself on the cycle of life and become a symptom of the tragicomic State itself.
How did President Pedro Castillo and several dozens of Peruvian public figures, including politicians and local celebrities, end up officially "dead" at the beginning of October? As implausible as it may seem, the Peruvian State left an open door for anyone with a few cybernetic skills and a lot of bad intentions to register any individual as deceased.
And so someone electronically killed the president.