New Peru justice minister takes office after scandal

New Justice Minister Vicente Zeballos attends a swearing-in ceremony at the government palace in Lima, Peru July 21, 2018. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo

LIMA (Reuters) – Peruvian lawmaker Vicente Zeballos took over as justice minister on Saturday, a week after his predecessor Salvador Heresi was fired in an influence-peddling scandal that has shaken the country’s judiciary. Zeballos will be responsible for an overhaul of the judicial system announced by President Martin Vizcarra after audio recordings published in local […]

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