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Vizcarra's new cabinet
PERU - In Brief 11 Mar 2019
A new cabinet was sworn in today after Premier Villanueva’s resignation.The new Premier is Salvador del Solar, who was Minister of Culture during Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s tenure. Mr del Solar is an actor and film director, and is also a lawyer who studied international relations in the US. Seven n...

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Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva Resigns
PERU - In Brief 08 Mar 2019
President Martin Vizcarra accepted the resignation of the president of the council of ministers (also referred to as Premier or Prime Minister) Cesar Villanueva this afternoon. It is rumored that his resignation was prompted by Minister of Finance Carlos Oliva's disagreement on the way that a tru...

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A president under pressure
PERU - Report 01 Mar 2019
The government has started to feel the brunt of increased demands for action in several public policy areas, intensified by an abnormal El Niño-driven rainy season that has demanded the special attention of most of the Cabinet. The idea that President Martin Vizcarra has made the fight against co...

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Good growth momentum despite political chaos
PERU - Report 22 Jan 2019
Since winning ample public support in a fall showdown over judicial and political reform, President Martín Vizcarra has successfully positioned himself as Peru’s anti-corruption leader. The leaders of both major opposition parties, Fuerza Popular (FP) and APRA, are now under high-profile investig...

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A major victory for the President
PERU - Report 10 Dec 2018
Yesterday´s referendum President Martín Vizcarra promoted over four constitutional reforms has produced a resounding boost to his power. Voters did just what he asked, by a 4-to-1 margin: they supported the first three proposals and voted down the fourth. Together with the question dealing with j...

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Strong growth prospects, but politics could hamper business confidence
PERU - Forecast 12 Nov 2018
Strong recovery in H1 was mainly due to a favorable base effect, after the H1 2017 slowdown caused by the El Niño disasters. Though we expect growth of just 2.5% in Q3, growth should speed up in Q4, taking into account the start of the fishing season, and strong public investment. Under these con...

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Vizcarra gets his way
PERU - Report 11 Oct 2018
After gleaning that Congress was dragging its feet on his four proposed constitutional amendments, President Vizcarra addressed the nation on TV and accused the congressional majority of trying to modify them. The president implied that if his call for a referendum was delayed or denied, he could...

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A new battle cry
PERU - Report 14 Sep 2018
The short-lived calm after Martín Vizcarra’s assumption of the presidency was shattered by the president’s bold July 28th Independence Day speech, in which he proposed controversial reforms to address the major ongoing judicial scandal. The president’s proposals include change in the political re...

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Taking his case to the public
PERU - Report 01 Aug 2018
Massive judicial corruption unveiled via a barrage of audio tapes leaked to the press has given President Martín Vizcarra an opportunity to press for political reforms. The president has proposed an overhaul of the judicial system, a ban on reelection of members of Congress, and reinstatement of ...

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