24 July 2012

PERU : Humala Cleans Up His Cabinet...With New PM Jimenez.


       As widely rumored...beleaguered President Ollanta Humala has reshuffled his cabinet.
       He replaced hardliner PM Oscar Valdes and 5 others...as Humala's popularity plummets to 40%...following a vicious crackdown on indigena protesters over the controversial Conga gold mine...that left 5 dead.
      The new PM is Juan Jimenez...a former Justice minister.
      Jimenez will be Humala's 3rd PM...in a year.
      There are also 5 other new faces in the 19 member cabinet...for Defense, Health, Interior, Agriculture and Justice.