RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For many Peruvians, the first message to the nation from leftist Pedro Castillo when he was sworn in as President of Peru on July 28, 2021, was reassuring and conciliatory, after the uncertainty surrounding his policies.
However, Castillo swore in his first cabinet the next day, which sparked heavy criticism from several sectors. The reason: the cabinet was to be headed by Guido Bellido, under investigation for praising the terrorism of Sendero Luminoso, and pointed out as misogynist and homophobic for his messages on social networks.
But the new Prime Minister was not the only one . . .
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