Walter Martos becomes Peru’s new prime minister

Aug 10, 2020

Walter Martos becomes Peru’s new prime minister

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra named retired general Walter Martos, the former defense minister, as the country's new prime minister as part of a cabinet reshuffle over a clash with the opposition-held Congress.
Peru's economy, headed for its worst decline in a century due to a prolonged coronavirus pandemic lockdown, is highly dependent on mining. The country is the world's second-largest copper producer.