Latin America & Caribbean

Jose Chang named new Peruvian prime minister


The Peruvian President, Alan Garcia, has named Jose Chang as his new prime minister as part of a cabinet reshuffle.

Mr Chang has served as the education minister and is a long-term aide to Mr Garcia.

He will replace Javier Velasquez, who is stepping down to run for president next April.

Mr Garcia is barred under the constitution from running for a second consecutive term as president.

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