Peru’s Castillo slides closer to radical left with his first cabinet appointments

All the decisions taken by Castillo point to the fact that Vladimir Cerrón, a controversial Marxist doctor, former regional governor convicted of corruption, has more influence on the president's decisions than he had admitted.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The appointment of the first Cabinet of President Pedro Castillo in Peru has made it clear that the rural master relies a lot on the left, very little on women, and leaves considerable uncertainty on the economic side.

The appointments, controversial and harshly criticized, place Castillo closer to the radical left that defends the Peru Libre party than to the moderate position he exhibited in the electoral campaign, with a team more confrontational than conciliatory and more oriented to please the different sectors of the left than to unite a radically fragmented and polarized country.

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