- Juan Jiménez as expected has moved from Justice Minister and is the new Prime Minister and Cabinet Chief. On the key issue of Conga this isn't a conciliatory signal at first light, because while at Justice he publicly supported the imposition of the State of Emergency in Cajamarca recently, as well as being against lifting the Emergency measures early
- Pedro Cateriano is the new Defense Minister. A previous Vice-Minister in other government roles and currently Peru's representative at the Interamerican Court of Human Rights, this is a direct promotion. An interesting choice, as he isn't beyond ruffling feathers of Peru's great and good, including a recent run-in with Nobel Literature laureate Mario Vargas Llosa.
- Eda Rivas is the new Justice Minister, taking over from the promoted Juan Jiménez and coming up from the vice-minister of justice role. A straight promotion and a logical choice.
Fernando Bolaños is the new Minister for Education(see below) and comes from the Humala party (Gana Perú) ranks. His twitter account here, for those interested enough.
- Milton Von Hesse, until today director of Peru investment promotion body ProInversión, is the new Minister of Agriculture.
UPDATE: More for the pile
- Midori de Habich is the new Minister for Health. A health consultant and has worked with USAID over the years. Twitter here
- Wilfredo Pedraza is the new Interior Minister . He's the ex-head of the Peru INPE prison service and a lawyer with his own buffet.
UPDATE 2: Patricia Salas remains Education Minister. Something strange went on there, because Bolaños was unofficially named by many trustworthy sources, but at the last minute was a no-show for the ceremony. We'll probably never find out