Briefly | Peru’s cabinet resigns; effect on Yale negotiations unclear

As Yale and Peru continue to negotiate over rightful ownership of Inca artifacts housed at the University, Peru’s entire Cabinet resigned late last week over an oil-and-gas kickback scandal. Yale officials said it is still unclear whether the resignations will adversely affect the University’s ongoing talks with the Government of Peru. But there may be hope for the fragile negotiations: Yehude Simon, a popular left-wing politician who will serve as the new prime minister of Peru, has invited Jose Antonio Garcia Belaunde, the foreign minister who just last month became involved in the epic saga between Yale and Peru, to remain in his position. Hernan Garrido-Lecca, who had led the charge in Peru’s recent dealings with Yale, was forced out as the country’s minister of health.

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