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Presidential plane: Henry Shimabukuro, adviser to Pedro Castillo’s shadow cabinet, also flew 24 times

Henry Shimabukuro, shadow adviser to President Pedro Castillo.
Henry Shimabukuro, shadow adviser to President Pedro Castillo.

The identity of a new passenger on the presidential plane has come to light. Is about Henry Shimabukuroshadow advisor to the president peter castlewho boarded the Peruvian State aircraft 24 times throughout this year.

According to an investigation by the newspaper Mailthe construction entrepreneur was in airplanes of the Peruvian Air Force (FAP) Y traveled in the months of March, June, July and August. Its itinerary is distributed in Ayacucho, Huaraz, Trujillo, Cajamarca, Piura, Jauja, Arequipa, Tarapoto, Chiclayo and Chimbote.

Henry Shimabukuro was listed on the list as part of the technology office, entourage, presidential office, protocol, and general secretary. However, this person also requested the National Intelligence Directorate (DINI) the designation of a person from the institution as liaison for the presidency.

The information was given by Comptroller during a reserved session in the Intelligence Commission from the Congress.

(Presidency of the Republic)
(Presidency of the Republic)

One detail that stands out in Henry Shimabukuro’s travel list is that he was on the flight that took place on June 24 of this year. That day, the construction businessman President Castillo traveled from Lima to Chiclayo (Lambayeque) on June 23, along with officials, relatives and a strange passenger identified with the non-existent name of “Lay Vásquez Castillo”.

As recalled, an investigation by the Liber Center verified the database of the National Registry of Identification and Civil Status (Reniec)but did not find the DNI of the person who, even, did not return from the trip to Lima.

His full name is Henry Augusto Shimabukuro Guevara and he is a businessman and well-known civil engineer. However, in the official register of Sunedu there is no title in his name.

Of the same, he has not been formally hired as an advisor, despite the fact that there are photographs of him in the office and in official meetings. Moreover, his opinion would be so important to the president that he was crucial in the decision to impose the curfew in Lima and Callao on April 5.

Shimabukuro became known a few years ago for building a warehouse in Villa El Salvador for the Fujimori family and denouncing the lack of payments. Now, he would be a recurring visitor to the Government Palace and some ministries. According to the visitor log, since December 2021 alone, he entered at least 14 times.

According to the former Undersecretary General of the Presidential Office, Beder-Camachothe businessman is a member of the National Intelligence Directorate (DINI) and would have arrived at the Palace from the hand of the person investigated by the alleged ‘Shadow Cabinet’.

Henry Shimabukuro records multiple visits to the presidential office, without being formally hired.  |  Photo: Composition (Infobae)
Henry Shimabukuro records multiple visits to the presidential office, without being formally hired. | Photo: Composition (Infobae)

The president’s former adviser, Daniel Salaverry, also denied knowing details of the businessman.

“Don’t know. I don’t have that information. My visits to the President are very sporadic and my position is Ad honorem”responded to the same medium through a WhatsApp message.

However, sources from the Al Estilo de Juliana program said the opposite. In addition, of the more than 10 admissions to the Palace, it is said that she would have more unregistered visits.

Similarly, in the same official record, they show income as part of the presidential office to the Ministries of Energy and Mines (MINEM), Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur), and Transport and Communications (MTC).

On the other hand, a report in the weekly ‘Hildebrandt en sus trece’ revealed that your vehicle has a special pass to enter the Government Palace. This same car was even seen near the local Peru Libre, La Casa del Maestro, where he received a ballot.

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