Peru's Central Reserve Bank (BCR) Governor Julio Velarde on Monday affirmed the fight against corruption
must continue in the country.
Likewise, the official pointed out The Economist
has given recognition to the Inca nation and Brazil for their combat against this scourge.
"Whereas corruption remains largely unpunished in places like Mexico and Argentina, Brazil and Peru have gone furthest in investigating the sprawling Odebrecht scandal," the article read
"In time, this is perceived as something positive (…)," Velarde indicated.
As is known, the Brazilian construction giant admitted to having paid millions in bribes to government officials in Peru, in order to secure public-works contracts.
As a result, Odebrecht
benefited from over US$143 million between 2005 and 2014 in Peru, according to the U.S. Justice Department.