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Alan Garcia was rushed to hospital in the capital, Lima. A crowd of supporters gathered outside the hospital building and were held back by a line of police officers. Alan Garcia was accused of taking bribes from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht - claims he vehemently denied.
Transparency International just recently published the 2018 Corruption Perception Index and even though efforts are made in Peru, the country failed to make any progress in the area and once again ended in the bottom half of the list.
Secretary-General Angel Gurria of the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) and Peruvian Finance and Economy Minister David Tuesta met yesterday in Paris during a festive ceremony where they signed two major OECD Convention: the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions (Anti-Bribery Convention) and the multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in...
Living & Lifestyle News SunflowerUpdatedJune 13, 201715980100
According to INEI’s (Peru’s National Institute of Statistics) latest press release, which is based on the findings of the Governance, Democracy and Transparency Study (November 2016-April 2017), about half of the Peruvian population thinks that corruption affects the country more than crime.
For months the Brazilian company Odebrecht involved in a huge corruption scandal spanning throughout Latin America makes the daily headlines in Peru. But who is Odebrecht? What’s going on? And how does this affect Peru?
For years it has been common practice in Peru to straighten out minor traffic violations, all sorts of other offences or even more serious crimes with paying the police officer in charge either the right amount of money, presenting an appropriate gift or offering any other suitable benefit.