Daniel Hugo Barragán Coloma, Profile and Curriculum Vitae of the new Secretary of Defense

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Hugo Barragán was sworn in as the new defense minister
Hugo Barragán was sworn in as the new defense minister

Daniel Hugo Barragan Coloma was sworn in tonight at the Government Palace as the new leader of the Confederation Ministry of Defense (Mindef)replacing military officer Richard Tineo Quispe, who took office just a month ago on August 24, and was appointed the new Minister of Transport and Communications (MTC) this Friday.

The brand new Mindef boss is a retired civil servant Peruvian Air Force (FAP), degree in Aerospace Management Sciences and staff officer of this institution, with extensive experience in leadership and human resource development.

He was also coordinating adviser to a parliamentary faction in the Republic Congress and macro-regional coordinator for Republic social programs Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion (MIDIS)between 2020 and 2022. He was also Director of National Confederation of Entrepreneurs – ANDE and has worked in the private sector in operations and logistics services.

He also completed postgraduate studies in the Center for Advanced National Studies (CAEN), in the special course on development and national defence. In addition, he took the administration and organization course at the ESAN University.

It should be mentioned that Daniel Barragan Coloma He ran for the second vice presidency of the Republic for the Union for Peru (UPP), led by former Congressman José Vega, in the 2021 general election. Also, the new head of Mindef is an aerospace administrator until Peruvian Air Force (FAP) Officer School.

President Pedro Castillo has sworn in Hugo Barragán as defense minister.
President Pedro Castillo has sworn in Hugo Barragán as defense minister.

on the defensive front, Barragan Coloma one of his greatest challenges will be to continue the offensive against the last remnants of the terrorist group shining wayrefugee in the Valley of the rivers Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro (Vraem).

It is worth remembering that last August between 10 and 15 members shining way were killed during a military operation in which the leader of the organization, Victor Quispe Palomino, aka “Comrade José”managed to escape.

The swearing-in ceremony of the new Defense Minister took place in the Cáceres Hall of the Government Palace in the presence of the Prime Minister Aníbal Torres Vásquez.

It is worth remembering that the Department of Defensein the management of retired Peruvian Navy Rear Admiral José Luis Gavidia registered an impasse with the ex-commands of Chavín de Huántar and the Special Intelligence Group of Peru (GEIN) of the National Police for not being invited to the Grand Parade and the Military Citizens Parade held on July 29 at the Army Headquarters as part of Peru’s National Holidays.

This action provoked the criticism and rejection of several members of the Congress of the Republic, including the deputy of the Renovación Popular, José Cueto.

This Friday’s swearing-in is the third renewal that Petersburg in his ministerial team in less than 2 months, since August 5th and 24th he has made changes in 6 and 3 portfolios respectively, including economy and foreign policy.

Prime Minister Aníbal Torres has headed the fourth cabinet that Castillo has appointed since he took office in July last year. During that period of just over a year, the President made around 70 ministerial changes, several of which were questioned by the political opposition, which censured five of them in Congress.


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