Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

BUSINESS DAILY

Italy determined to stick to budget plan despite EU warnings

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Journalist Sofia Amara on meeting IS group leader's ex-wife and daughter

Read more

PERSPECTIVE

Inside the mind of Bashar al-Assad: Author explores brutal dictatorship

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

Dancing nuns, skateboarding in Nepal, and more

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Cameroon elections: Constitutional court rejects last petition for re-run

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Music stars, French art and a dead cat's renaissance

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The Khashoggi case; Endless Brexit; Canada legalises cannabis

Read more

#TECH 24

Next stop space: Japanese company constructing nanotube 'space lift'

Read more

#THE 51%

The Gender Divide: Record number of women running in U.S. midterms

Read more

Minister sparks first scandal for new Peru president

© AFP/File | Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra has been in office for only a month, after his predecessor stepped down amid corruption allegations

LIMA (AFP) - 

Peru's President Martin Vizcarra, in office for only a month, suffered his first setback as leader Wednesday when one of his ministers was forced out in a scandal.

Production Minister Daniel Cordova resigned after a Sunday television program aired a video in which, during a conversation with union officials, he offers to sack his deputy minister to prevent a strike.

"I had a conversation (with Cordova) and obviously he understood, he has made his position available, and his resignation has been accepted," Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva told state broadcaster TV Peru.

The videotaped conversation between Cordova and the leaders of the Federation of Artisanal Fishermen took place April 4, two days after he took office.

"I put my position at the disposal of President Vizcarra so the political issue won't interfere with the need to solve the problem of artisanal fishing," Cordova wrote on Twitter.

Vizcarra, who was ambassador to Canada as well as vice-president, took office on March 23 after his predecessor Pedro Pablo Kuczynski stepped down amid corruption allegations, shortly before he was to face impeachment.

© 2018 AFP