Briefing: Peru’s new line-up gets markets approval

Peru's president Ollanta Humala has won international backing for cabinet appointments (Photo:dpa)
Peru's president Ollanta Humala has won international backing for cabinet appointments (Photo:dpa)

President-elect Ollanta Humala has named the first key appointments in the new Peruvian cabinet. GIS expert, Dr Joseph Tulchin, explains who’s who.

EARLY indications of the direction the new government of Peru’s president-elect Ollanta Humala will take are ambiguous.

He takes office today, July 28, and there are two good signs and one bad. The balance is tilted to the good side.

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The bad news is that centre-left Mr Humala has been accused of nepotism after his younger brother, Alexis, went on a Russian business trip this month. Some reports claim that Alexis passed himself off as a ‘special repres...

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