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Castillo Dealt Additional Blow As Foreign Minister Resigns

  • Peru's foreign minister, Miguel Rodriguez, has resigned after just one month in office, the country's foreign ministry said on Friday, after public clashes between the official and leftist president Pedro Castillo.
    • "I am writing to you to submit my irrevocable resignation to the position of Minister of State in the Office of Foreign Relations," Rodriguez wrote in a letter published by the foreign ministry on Twitter.
  • Approval ratings for Castillo, who has been in office just over a year, have plummeted. He has already reshuffled his Cabinet several times and is battling a corruption probe led by the country's prosecutor.
  • The latest CPI poll showed the following ratings for the performance of President Pedro Castillo:
    • Approve: 22.2% (-0.4), Disapprove: 70.9% (-0.2).
  • At 11am local time, Peru’s congress are to elect the legislature’s new head in extraordinary session.
  • On Sunday, the President expressed his willingness to work with the next head of Congress and called for ending confrontation between the two branches of the Peruvian State.
    • "The country needs to know that I will be the first to address the new Chair (of Parliament) to sit down, talk, and look closely at the great family and Peruvian people, in order to create these laws," he said.

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