Archive for July, 2011

Humala completes cabinet appointments

President-elect Ollanta Humala has completed the appointments to his 16-member cabinet, with well-regarded constitutionalist Francisco Eguiguren as Justice Minister. Other appointments include Rudecindo Vega, a member of former President Alejandro Toledo’s Peru Posible party, as the new Labor Minister; the former mayor of San Borja and a former football referee, […]

Susana Baca appointed Humala’s Culture Minister

Susana Baca appointed Humala’s Culture Minister

Prominent Peruvian singer Susana Baca has been appointed to be the next Minister of Culture by President-elect Ollanta Humala, the incoming government announced by Twitter. Baca, 67, was born in Lima’s Chorrillos district and is a winner of the Latin Grammy Award for Best Folk Album, for her Lamento Negro […]

Garcia criticized for not planning to attend presidential inauguration

Garcia criticized for not planning to attend presidential inauguration

President Alan Garcia, who will step down on Thursday, has come under criticism for saying that he plans not to attend the inauguration of President-elect Ollanta Humala. Tradition in Peru is for the outgoing president to deliver the presidential sash to the incoming president during the swearing-in ceremony at Congress. […]

Incoming Economy Minister aims to maintain GDP growth above 6 percent

Incoming Economy Minister aims to maintain GDP growth above 6 percent

Peru’s incoming minister of economy and finance, Luis Miguel Castilla, says that a challenge for the new administration will be to maintain economic growth above 6 percent in order to reduce poverty, daily El Comercio reported. Castilla, who recently resigned as deputy finance minister in President Alan Garcia’s government, was […]