Weekly Report - 19 August 2021 (WR-21-33)

PERU: Béjar out, confidence vote looms

Peru’s new left-wing government under President Pedro Castillo is beginning to look even more inexperienced and accident-prone. Castillo took office on 28 July, while still struggling to appoint a full cabinet. Just 19 days later, on 17 August, a key member of the cabinet, Héctor Béjar, resigned as foreign minister amid controversy over ill-judged comments on terrorism.

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