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Weekly Report - 18 November 2021 (WR-21-46)

PERU: Ayala resigns over alleged military interference

Peru’s defence minister, Walter Ayala, stood down on 14 November after being accused of interfering in military promotions. Ayala had been summoned to testify before congress’s defence committee in relation to allegations from the recently dismissed general commander of the army, José Vizcarra Álvarez, who claims that he was fired for refusing to promote two colonels whose ascension was sought by President Pedro Castillo’s administration. On 17 November, former interior minister Juan Carrasco Millones was named as Ayala’s replacement.

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