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Peru President Hit by Resignation of Second Interior Minister

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AFP) Peru's new President Francisco Sagasti suffered the second resignation of an interior minister in a week as Fernando Aliaga quit shortly after questioning the dismissal of the police leadership over a deadly crackdown on protests.

The Presidency of the Council of Ministers said late Monday that Aliaga had presented his letter of resignation, without giving further details.

His resignation came after just five days in the position, following the resignation of his predecessor Ruben Vargas, who himself spent only 14 days heading the Interior Ministry.

Later Monday Sagasti appointed José Manuel Elice Navarro as . . .

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