Hundreds of Peruvians protest against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, arguing the deal will be bad for local businesses. Julie Noce reports.
Hundreds of Peruvians marched in the capital Lima to protest the expansion of free market policies on Friday. People wore masks and held signs criticising the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement or TPP and said the proposal would put the country's small businesses at risk. It puts the country in jeopardy, this person said. It will not allow Peruvian companies to grow because foreign companies will come and destroy them. The TPP is a free trade agreement between countries located around on the Pacific Ocean, including Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, the United States, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Vietnam and Peru. The former president of Peru committed to the agreement but it still needs to be ratified by Congress, which overall supports it.