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Four more out, four more in

On 13 January, President Martín Vizcarra swore in four new ministers. They are Fernando Castañeda (Justice), Susana Vilca (Energy and Mines), Carlos Lozada (Transport and Communications) and Martin Benavides (Education). They replace (in the same order), Ana Teresa...

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Pope Francis issues exhortation on the Amazon

On 12 February, Pope Francis issued his “Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation: Querida Amazonia” taking up issues raised in the final report of the Amazon Synod. PSG reported on early drafts of the final report. The new document reaffirms the importance of an ‘integral...

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Economic growth down to just over 2.1% in 2019

Peru last year suffered its worst growth record in at least two decades, with GDP expanding by only 2.16%. This compares with 4% in 2016, 2.5% in 2017, and 4% in 2018. Even so, the rate was higher than in several of Peru’s neighbours. A major factor was the slowdown...

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