Castillo was obviously not prepared to fight the big Fujimori mafia, he's also not prepared to face difficult questions, debates ,etc. I'm peruvian and following everything castillo says and does.
He has been avoiding the press and questions about his plan of government for a couple of weeks. I feel like he has lost some votes with this strategy as he's being framed as an unprepared dumb man that has no idea what to do. Peruvian people are VERY spooked by the pandemic and what is going to happen with the economy.
The Vizcarra and Sagasti(current) governments just locked people down for months, allowed small businesses to go under and like half of the population became unemployed. The government also failed to deliver the essential medical needs of the population.
So right now most of the peruvian population is angry with the government, poor/unemployed, and scared of being sick. Castillo doesn't give specific answers to the problems, just repeats some populist answers that aren't clicking with the people.
The right(Fujimori and friends) controls all the media, every single day on every single TV program, news, newspaper you have Castillo being portrayed as a monster, as a shining path member, etc. This is probably what led Castillo to not talk to the media about his plans as they will cherry-pick and purposely misinterpret and twist anything he says. Any academic/expert who wants to openly support Castillo will probably get cancelled/blacklisted too.
The funny thing about all this is that Fujimori daughter is being framed like democracy incarnated, the person who fights for freedom, liberty, etc. When her father was a dictator who committed acts of violence and terror that rival what the shining path did. Everything Castillo is being accused of doing if he becomes president, Fujimori father already did a couple of decades ago.
Fujimori father privatized almost every state company out there, what will happen under Keikos Fujimori's presidency? What is there to privatize next? All I can think of is water and the sea, other than that, this is a hollow country held by the balls by big porkies.
hold me bros…