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Peru’s President Replaces Four Ministers as Crisis Escalates

  • Pedro Castillo announces cabinet changes on Sunday night
  • Changes are latest attempt by Castillo to restart government
Pedro Castillo

Pedro Castillo

Source: Bloomberg
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Peru President Pedro Castillo replaced four ministers amid a mining and fertilizer crisis and after lawmakers presented motions to censure some members of the cabinet.

Alessandra Herrera was appointed mining minister after the government failed this week to reach a deal between MMG’s Las Bambas copper mine and indigenous communities. Congress was seeking to censure the previous minister, Carlos Palacios.