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Peru’s president reshuffles cabinet again amid political crisis
Politics

Peru’s president reshuffles cabinet again amid political crisis

LIMA, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Peruvian President Pedro Castillo announced an updated cabinet on Friday, including leadership changes to six ministries, as his embattled administration engages in wide-ranging conflicts with its political opposition.Among the new members of the leftist president's 18-member cabinet is Oliverio Muñoz, appointed as energy and mining minister for the major copper-producing nation.Castillo also reappointed Finance Minister Kurt Burneo.The shakeup follows Castillo's decision earlier on Friday to name Betssy Chavez, a close ally, as his new prime minister in an escalating political drama over the makeup of his cabinet and a possible no confidence vote.Peruvian opposition lawmakers have said that President Castillo's appointment of a new prime minister was part of a ...
Mexican government suffers major data hack, president’s health issues revealed
Health

Mexican government suffers major data hack, president’s health issues revealed

MEXICO CITY, Sept 30 (Reuters) - The Mexican government said on Friday it had suffered a major cyber hack of data held by the armed forces, including details about President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's heart condition that led to his hospitalization in January.The president, speaking at a regular news conference, said information published in local media overnight from the hack of the Defense Ministry was genuine, and he confirmed revelations about his own health problems."It's true, there was a cyber hack," he said, saying that hackers had exploited a change in the military's IT systems.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterAccording to media reports, the hack accessed six terabytes of data from the Defense Ministry, including information about criminal figures...