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Peru Prime Minister Quits as President Overhauls Cabinet

  • President Castillo didn’t say which other ministers will go
  • Castillo faces environmental and political crises, crime surge
Mirtha Vasquez

Mirtha Vasquez

Photographer: Miguel Yovera/Bloomberg
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Peru’s prime minister resigned on Monday while President Pedro Castillo announced a reshuffle of ministers to “renew” his government team. 

Prime Minister Mirtha Vasquez said via Twitter that she was quitting due to “the impossibility of reaching a consensus to benefit the country.” Castillo didn’t give details of other upcoming changes, or whether they would include Finance Minister Pedro Francke, who is popular with investors.