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Peru Newmont Protests Didn’t Spark Cabinet Shuffle, Valdes Says

December 12, 2011

Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Peruvian anti-mining protests, which stalled Newmont Mining Corp.’s $4.8 billion Minas Conga gold project last month, weren’t the cause of yesterday’s cabinet shuffle, the government said.

President Ollanta Humala needed to “restructure” his cabinet as part of a general government reorganization, Cabinet Chief Oscar Valdes told Lima-based Radioprogramas today. The government is “overstaffed,” Valdes said.

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