CHILE: Cabinet Shuffle

CHILE - In Brief 09 Aug 2018 by Robert Funk

Although he only shuffled three cabinet posts on Thursday, Chilean President Sebastián Piñera sent a broader message; he is admitting that the honeymoon is over.The two ministers to go were Education Minister Gerardo Varela and Culture Minister Alejandra Perez. Environment Minister Marcela Cubillos was moved to the Education portfolio.Varela was probably the most obvious candidate in any cabinet shuffle, which might seem surprising on the face of it. He was probably the minister who was faced with the weakest student movement in years. Yet his frequent outbursts and PR gaffes did him in. Ea...

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