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Fresh Scandal Costs Latest Peru Spy Chief His Job

Peru’s intelligence chief quit on Thursday — the sixth to go in less than three years — amid a scandal over allegations the state spy agency had plotted to oust the government’s interior minister. National Intelligence Council (CNI) head Daniel Moor resigned after the tabloid newspaper Correo reported that it had taped and filmed a senior agency official passing documents that purportedly incriminated Interior Minister Fernando Rospigliosi. The senior official — counterintelligence chief Jose Valdivia — handed the documents to a reporter and said Rospigliosi should quit, the newspaper reported. “I understand Gen. Mora’s resignation was because he accepted that he should at least have been aware (of Valdivia’s activities),” Prime Minister Carlos Ferrero told reporters. Full Story

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